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Gender Minority Stress and Resilience in Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Clients

Posted: 11-17-19 | The Affirmative Couch

Gender Minority Stress and Resilience in Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Clients

Presenter/Instructor: Megan Tucker, PsyD 

1.5 CEs Available

Abstract: Though clinicians are expanding their competence and knowledge for providing gender affirming care, there are still gaps in the training and research for working with trans and gender nonbinary (TGNB) individuals. Many TGNB individuals experience oppression and microaggressions regularly, which has significant physical, emotional, and cognitive consequences (Nadal et al., 2014). Consistent with Meyer’s minority stress model (2003), these experiences increase psychological distress and may reduce a person’s sense of self-worth, as well as impair their ability to be resilient in the face of ongoing oppression (Bockting et al., 2013; Keng & Liew, 2016; Vigna et al., 2017). Research has shown the value of building resilience to help TGNB people buffer themselves against minority stress (Breslow et al., 2015).

This course will help mental health professionals to understand how to support TGNB clients in a world where they experience oppression and pressure to adapt to white cisgender-heterosexist norms. The presenter will discuss therapy from a gender liberation perspective, uncovering the negative effects of minority stress for TGNB people. The impact of white colonization on transness will also be discussed, as well as the ways that TGNB people demonstrate resilience and persistence.

This course is meant for intermediate audiences.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify 3+ ways in which TGNB people are impacted by minority stress and oppression.
  • Identify 2+ intrapersonal resiliency factors and 2+ interpersonal resiliency factors.

Megan Tucker, PsyD - Megan is a psychologist with a small private practice, in addition to full-time work at a university counseling center. Her specialty is working with queer, trans, and gender non-binary people, focusing on topics such as relationships, sex, trauma, oppression, anxiety, and helping many folks to access gender affirming care.

$45

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The Affirmative Couch

The Affirmative Couch, LLC supports the mental health of sexual, gender, and relationship expansive communities through education. The Affirmative Couch, LLC is dedicated to a world where everyone has access to affirmative psychotherapists and information about their unique mental health needs.

Helping Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Young Adults Develop Self-Compassion

Posted: 11-17-19 | The Affirmative Couch

Helping Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Young Adults Develop Self-Compassion

Presenter/Instructor: Megan Tucker, PsyD 

1.5 CEs Available

Abstract: Self-compassion is the act of “relating to oneself with care and support when we suffer” (Neff & Knox, 2017). Though little self-compassion research has explicitly focused on trans and gender nonbinary (TGNB) participants, research has shown significant benefit of strengthening self-compassion to increase well-being and the relationship with one’s body (Braun et al., 2016; MacBeth & Gumley, 2012; Zessin et al., 2015), as well as building resilience to effectively manage adverse experiences and emotional vulnerability (Keng & Liew, 2016; Vigna et al., 2017). Consistent with the current literature, the TGNB population could benefit from practicing the ultimate act of self-care: self-compassion.

This course will train mental health professionals to support their TGNB clients, especially young adults, to build self-compassion in a world where they often experience oppression and pressure to adapt to white cisgender-heterosexist norms. The presenter will discuss the Buddhist history of self-compassion and ways the philosophy has been adapted in Western Psychology. In addition, the training will review likely benefits of self compassion for TGNB people, including ways to apply the practice to work with young adults. Vignettes will be used to further deepen understanding of clinical work.

This course is meant for intermediate to advanced audiences.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify 2+ ways in which queer and TGNB young adults might benefit from self-compassion practice.
  • Discuss 2+ approaches/interventions that providers can use to help their TGNB clients practice self-compassion.

Megan Tucker, PsyD - Megan is a psychologist with a small private practice, in addition to full-time work at a university counseling center. Her specialty is working with queer, trans, and gender non-binary people, focusing on topics such as relationships, sex, trauma, oppression, anxiety, and helping many folks to access gender affirming care.

$45

Buy Now

Student/prelicensed price is $20. Use coupon code self-cnp

Licensed therapists who work in nonprofits price is $35. Use coupon code self-c

 


APA Approved

About The Author

The Affirmative Couch

The Affirmative Couch, LLC supports the mental health of sexual, gender, and relationship expansive communities through education. The Affirmative Couch, LLC is dedicated to a world where everyone has access to affirmative psychotherapists and information about their unique mental health needs.