Learning Resources — Webinars in Behavioral Health

Trauma Informed Care for LGBTQIA+ People (2021)

Trauma Informed Care for LGBTQIA+ Patients In this webinar, participants will explore the principles of trauma informed care for LGBTQIA+ patients, including best practices for the implementation of affirming, trauma-informed programming. The webinar will include provider and patient perspectives of the patient journey, focusing on opportunities for trust building and for the recognition and support of patients who have been affected by trauma.

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Behavioral Health Care Outside the Binary

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In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Chang covers how to break out of the binary when approaching behavioral health care for clients.

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Evidence-Based Behavioral Health Care for Gender Diverse Children and Adolescents

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Henin covers behavioral health care approaches for transgender and gender-diverse youth and adolescents.

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Trauma-Informed Care for Trans and Gender-Diverse Individuals

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Potter discusses components of trauma-informed care for transgender and gender-diverse clients.

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Eating Disorders and Body Dissatisfaction

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Dalzell, Dr. Hunt and Kayti, describe best practices in addressing eating disorders and body dissatisfaction in gender and sexual minority populations. Suitable for beginning and intermediate clinicians, participants will learned about the relationship between body dissatisfaction and gender dysphoria. The session also covers ways in which medical providers can take steps to provide affirming and comprehensive care.

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Eating Disorders and Body Dissatisfaction

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Dalzell, Dr. Hunt and Kayti describe best practices in addressing eating disorders and body dissatisfaction in gender and sexual minority populations. Suitable for beginning and intermediate clinicians, participants will learned about the relationship between body dissatisfaction and gender dysphoria. The session also covers ways in which medical providers can take steps to provide affirming and comprehensive care.

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Mental Health Care for Transgender and Gender-diverse Communities

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Keuroghlian covers behavioral health for transgender and gender-diverse adults.

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Providing Mental Health Assessments for Gender Affirming Surgery Referral Letters

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Sarah reviews areas to cover when conducting an assessment of mental health and readiness for gender-affirming surgery referral letter requests. The session is presented through a lens of social justice, and from the perspective of providing trauma-informed and gender-affirming care. Aspects of the client-provider power differential and gatekeeping role are discussed. Participants will learn what questions to include in the assessment and how to ask clients such questions in order to support clients' goal(s) for gender- affirming surgeries, and identify insurance-based eligibility criteria for emotional and practical readiness for gender-affirming surgeries.

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Behavioral Health Care for Transgender and Gender-diverse People

In this webinar, Dr. Alex Keuroghlian discusses behavioral health care for transgender and gender-diverse people at health centers. This session will contextualize mental health inequities across diagnostic categories within a gender minority stress framework, propose culturally responsive tailoring of evidence-based clinical practices, and offer strategies for building inclusive, affirming, and trauma-informed environments within health centers in order to optimize behavioral health outcomes.

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Neurodiversity and the Gender-diverse Experience

This webinar addresses the intersectionality of LGBTQIA+ identity and neurodiversity. Dr. Gerrit van Schalkwyk discusses psycho-social implications for people who are sexual and gender minorities and also neurodiverse, and also talks about how to best serve these individuals. Janet Barbieri of the Autism/Aspergers Network of New England (AANE) addresses social supports for LGBTQIA+ and neurodiverse people and the importance of community opportunities and engagement for these individuals. AANE Speaker's Bureau panelist Kendrick Cronin describes his experience as an LGBTQIA+ and neurodiverse person, and talks about what he needs from his healthcare providers and his community.

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