Supporting the Supporters: Understanding and Assisting the Families and Friends of Gender Expansive Kids, Teens, & Adults (1.5 CEUs)

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Presented by Maureen Johnston, LMFT Program Goals The goal of this presentation is for participants to be able to provide more clinically appropriate treatment to the family members of gender expansive individuals. This presentation gives an overview of the complexities of the psychological, emotional, and logistical realities of gender identity transitions for the entire family. Learning Objectives List the key elements of the Gender Affirmative Model Develop a working understanding of elements of the Trans Family Gender Journey Model Identify how aspects of one's own Gender Journey impact treatment Identify some of the impacts of the intersection of compounded marginalization of elements of identity About the Presenter Maureen has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice since 1994. She began learning about the vastly under met needs of the gender expansive community in the South Bay while supervising interns at the Billy de Frank LGBTQ+ Center in the early 2000’s. She has been working with members of the Trans community for almost 20 years. She hosted and co-facilitated ‘Group Nite!’ (a monthly set of support groups for gender expansive youth and their parents) for 6 years in San Jose´, and continues to lead online parent support groups. She recently began facilitating Play Therapy Groups for elementary age children in Los Gatos. Maureen also provides training and consultation to professionals interested in Gender Affirmative Therapy, and hosts a monthly consultation group online. TARGET AUDIENCE: LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, LEP To get the CEUs, you need to send an email to after viewing the recording. You will then be sent the evaluation and test. Event listing:

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