Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Care
invites you to attend its presentations to the healthcare community.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (get directions)
A buffet lunch and beverages will be provided.
No RSVP or advance registration is required.
Transgender Client Care
Max Rorty, LCSW
Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital
Many transgender or gender queer people experience life events that would be best processed through supportive therapy. However, finding a supportive therapist can be difficult for people who have a history of difficult interactions with healthcare professionals. This is particularly true of transgender people, who self-report negative experiences with healthcare providers at a much higher rate than their cisgender (non-transgender) peers.
This presentation is designed to support therapists, counselors and nurses who are uncertain about how to interact with potential transgender or gender queer clients. The goal of the presentation is to reduce therapist anxiety and increase therapist flexibility by familiarizing care providers with appropriate terminology, demographic collection practices, and techniques for developing rapport with transgender or gender queer clients. The training will begin with an overview of the differences between sex, gender and gender presentation. Terminology will be clarified, including trans man, trans woman, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, personal pronoun preference and more. The importance of asking questions and apologizing for misrecognition and mistakes will be discussed, and the presentation will demonstrate how to craft an effective apology that promotes the development of client-therapist rapport.
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Distinguish between sex, gender and gender identity and sexual preference
- Identify therapeutic communication with potential transgender clients
- Develop a demographic collection tool that fits practice goals while respecting trans and queer identity categories.
- Demonstrate good apology technique
Max Rorty, LCSW is a case manager at Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital, a commissioner for the City Council and a Disaster Mental Health Responder for the American Red Cross. Max speaks to health care providers nationally about Transgender patient care, including Kaiser Permanente, the National Association of Social Workers, the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health care and the Association of Oncology Social Workers. She is the author of the chapter “Transgender Cancer Patients” in the Handbook of Oncology Social Work at Oxford University Press, currently in press. Her trainings for institutions, educators and clinicians can be found at www.maxrorty.com
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS
CEUs are now paid for and processed online. To obtain CEUs, you must sign in at the beginning of the lecture. Following attendance at the lecture, click here or on the icon at left, or go to www.eventbrite.com and search for "Grand Rounds". Pay the $18 fee there online. Within 5 business days you will receive an e-mail from Cottage Health System with instructions for obtaining your CEU certificate. Attendance must be verified by signing in at the beginning of the lecture.
Course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of CE credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider # PCE 741) and Provider approved for 1 continuing education (CE) contact hour for RNs by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #00252), through the Education Department, Cottage Health System.
Free of charge for CHS Employees and professionals affiliated to Cottage Health System. Others: $18 unit.
Physicians: Please note that due to changes in the 2013 requirements to qualify for CMEs, Psychiatric Grand Rounds is no longer able to offer CMEs.
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