Somerset Hunterdon Psychological Association
Friday March 20, 2020 “Gender Dysphoria: Overview of a Model for Assessment and Treatment”
Stephanie Sasso, Ph.D.
Workshop Cost: $35 SHPA members / $45 non-members
Two Continuing Education (CE) Credits for Psychologists: CE fee and evaluation completed online.
Workshop Overview: “This presentation will bring participants beyond a basic understanding of gender identities to begin developing a deeper sense of gender Dysphoria; the primary distress impacting the mental health and wellbeing of those who choose to undergo social and/or medical gender transition. It will explore the experience of Dysphoria in depth, as well as the opposing experience of gender euphoria. It will then cover how these concepts can be explored with clients not only assess Dysphoria clinically, but develop a targeted treatment plan.” “The presentation introduces my treatment model which is based on the interaction between distress stemming from gender-related experience (gender Dysphoria, minority stress, and false-self trauma) and primary mental health conditions, if any. It provides the research basis for this model, and highlights a number of areas in which the treatment of gender Dysphoria differs from much of our work, detailing how this must change our treatment considerations in the following ways:
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Graduate Students Program Sophistication: Intermediate: Some basic knowledge of the specific content is required Dr. Sasso does not have any commercial support and/or conflict for interest for this program. ADA Accommodationsavailable upon requests. Email Virginia Walters (firstname.lastname@example.org) with written accommodation requests no later than March 16, 2020. Register: Online and pay at shpsych.wildapricot.org or contact Mark Aronson by March 18,2020, at email@example.com, or send a check payable to SHPA to: Mark Aronson, Ed.D. 12 Quimby Lane Bernardsville, NJ 07924 Registration cancellations made more than 48 hours in advance of the program will be refunded (less administrative fees). Sponsorship: This workshop is co-sponsored by NJPA and the Somerset Hunterdon Psychological Association. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
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