Helping Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Young Adults Develop Self-Compassion
Presenter/Instructor: 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.
1.5 hours (+ post test & evaluation)
1.5 CEs Available
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.
Licensed therapists who work in nonprofits price is $35. (Enter code self-c at checkout)
Student/prelicensed price is $20. (Enter code self-cnp at checkout)
You can also get access to this course and all other courses – current and future – with the Lifetime Membership for a one-time fee.