Working With Gender Diverse Populations:
A Shift In Perspective
Presenters: Kevin Gormley, Psy.D. and Ray Moneypenny, LCSW-C
DATE: WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2021
TIME: 9:30 AM – 12:45 PM
COST: $30 FOR GBCC EMPLOYEES
$65 FOR GENERAL ADMISSION
$60 FOR EARLY BIRD
LOCATION: LIVE WEBINAR VIA ZOOM
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
This is an intermediate level training geared towards clinicians looking to grow competency in working with gender diverse populations. Presenters will cover historical and cultural contexts for gender identity, risk factors related to non- affirming environments, gender dysphoria and distress, how to create culturally sensitive and affirming environments, and grow clinical competency in appropriate interventions.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES :
At the completion of the program, participants will be able to:
- Describe and explore examples of gender diversity historically and cross-culturally.
- Understand risk factors related to gender diversity in non-affirming environments.
- Define gender dysphoria and increase understanding of how associated distress relates to cultural acceptance.
- Identify opportunities for growth related to clinical practice in working with gender diverse individuals.
9:30 AM Introduction, History of Gender Diversity & Risk Factors
11:00 AM Break
11:15 AM Cultural Implications & Opportunities for Growth in Clinical Practice
12:45 PM Evaluations & Program Ends
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Kevin Gormley, Psy.D. (he/him) is a licensed psychologist and clinical director at GBCC Counseling Centers. His doctoral training was in clinical psychology and health psychology. The majority of his current work is around growing and supporting the LGBTQ+Affirming Care Program at GBCC. Kevin has been working with gender and sexually diverse individuals since 2009, when he had his first therapy practicum at Positive Impact, an organization which serves clients that are diagnosed or affected by HIV. Kevin continues to provide individual therapy to a diverse range of adults, with a majority of his clinical time focused towards individuals with gender and sexual diversity concerns. Kevin’s treatment modalities stem from a psychodynamic understanding of change and have grown to often include cognitive, behavioral, evolutionary, and feminist approaches.
Ray Stirba Moneypenny, LCSW-C (they/them) is a Queer- and trans-identified clinician with a passion for providing affirming care to LGBTQI+ adolescents and adults navigating gender transition or coming to terms with their sexuality. Ray has years of experience in many modalities of trauma-informed care and strives to integrate experiences in the queer community with the latest research and development of clinical work and process. Ray currently sees therapy clients through GBCC Counseling Centers, and is a Consultant at Collaborative Pathways Counseling and Consulting, LLC. Ray’s clinical background is primarily in working with survivors of acute or complex trauma, individuals managing diagnoses of mental illness such as anxiety and depression, LGBTQI+ adults, teens, and their families, and individuals and couples navigating alternative lifestyles such as BDSM and non-monogamy. Ray has a variety of experiences as an educator, including as a secondary mathematics teacher, offering trainings in trauma-informed care for other clinicians, providing affirmative and sex-positive psychoeducation to adults, and continuing education for clinicians in the ethical treatment of transgender and gender non- conforming children and adolescents.
CE CREDIT INFORMATION:
3 hours of CE credit are available for attendees who are present for the entire program. This course is pending approval by both NBCC and NASW. Maryland Psychologists can receive CE credit automatically under NASW approval. Psychologists in other states can check with their local board to see if NBCC or NASW sponsored events are automatically approved. In the unlikely event that this course does not meet NBCC or NASW approval, registrants will receive a full refund. All participants must submit the post-program evaluation form via Google Forms in order to receive their certificate of completion. GBCC Counseling Centers is solely responsible for all aspects of the program and its content.