FREE LIVE WEBINAR | June 2023

Changes in WPATH Standards of Care

Understanding the Mental Health Provider’s Role: Puberty Blockers and Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy

June 11 | June 13 | June 14
2023

CE’s Available ($25)
The Gender Health Training Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Gender Health Training Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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June 11, 2023

9 – 11 am PT

June 13, 2023

5:30 – 7:30 pm PT

June 14, 2023

9 – 11 am PT

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health recently published the new Standards of Care (SOC8) for the treatment of transgender and gender diverse (TGD) people. Given the global concern regarding gender affirming medical care for TGD people, especially for youth and the concerns around TGD people’s capacity to consent, the SOC8 guidelines regarding gender affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) for TGD people, makes this a very important chapter for mental health providers to understand when referring and advocating for GAHTs for their clients. There are some significant changes from previous versions that mental health providers who work with gender diverse people need to be aware of.

This webinar will help anyone who works with gender diverse clients across the lifespan understand the the role and impact of GAHTs, when medically necessary, as a part of their care. These new standards may significantly change how we practice and especially what is expected of us as mental health providers when evaluating both youth and adult for gender affirming medical care. If you work with gender diverse people or their families it is important to understand these changes and how they may impact your work.

We’re going to talk about…

  • SoC8 expectations for mental health providers working with gender diverse people seeking gender affirming hormone therapy
  • Guidelines regarding referrals for gender affirming hormone therapy with gender diverse people across the lifespan
  • The role of Mental Health Providers in the preparation for and throughout the course of gender affirming hormone therapy
  • What mental health care providers need to know about puberty blockers, hormones, and embodiment goals for adolescents and adults.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the approach to the administration of gender affirming hormone therapy as a function of the developmental stage of gender diverse adolescent and adult patients.
  • Describe the common co-occurring mental health disparities affecting gender diverse people and the impact of gender affirming hormone therapy on mental health outcomes
  • Explain the role of mental health providers as a part of a multi-disciplinary team in the evaluation of medical necessity for gender affirming hormone therapy
  • Explain the importance of a gender affirming hormone therapy in the service of authentic embodiment goals for gender diverse patients.

Why this is important?

This Webinar will help mental health providers who work with transgender/gender diverse people and those who assess them for gender affirming care navigate the latest changes in the WPATH Standards of Care, version 8 and know how to implement them in your practice and evaluations. It will also help any provider working with adolescents and adults seeking gender affirming hormone therapy understand the approach to treatment, what to explore in an assessment, and what needs to be addressed when referring gender diverse youth for puberty suppression or adolescents and adults for gender affirming hormone therapy even in complex cases or when co-occurring mental health symptoms are present.

The overall goal of the Standards of Care guidelines is to provide clinical guidance for health professionals to assist transgender and gender diverse people with safe and effective pathways to achieve lasting personal comfort with their gendered selves, and to maximize their overall health, psychological well-being, and self-fulfillment.

Version 8 of the standards of care is a broad expansion of the guidelines, since quite a lot has changed in the world of gender affirming care in the past 11 years since SOC7 was unveiled. For mental health providers who work with transgender and gender diverse children, especially those who are evaluating them for social transition, it is important to understand the latest changes.

Webinar is 120 min including time for Q&A

This webinar is the sixth in a series of monthly trainings Dr. Giammattei will be offering on the latest standards of care to help us better serve our transgender, non-binary, & gender diverse clients.

2.0 CE Credit Available ($25 – A link will be available to purchase during the webinar)

The Gender Health Training Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Gender Health Training Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Register now for FREE

PICK PREFERRED DATE

June 11, 2023

9 – 11 am PT

June 13, 2023

5:30 – 7:30 pm PT

June 14, 2023

9 – 11 am PT

About the Presenter: Shawn V. Giammattei, PhD

For those who don’t know me, I am a licensed psychologist in Northern California, a member of the transgender community, and a WPATH certified mentor who is dedicated to helping therapists provide gender affirmative care to transgender, nonbinary, gender-expansive (trans) clients and their families across the life span, and build gender-affirming practices while navigating the quickly changing world of transgender health so that your clients and their families can build stronger connections, live with authenticity, and receive the care they need.

Dr. Giammattei has no commercial disclosures or conflicts of interest.

SHAWN V. GIAMMATTEI, PhD IS AFFILIATED WITH & FEATURED IN

WPATH
AFTA
American Psychological Association
AAMFT
Family Process
WPATH Journal

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