A View From Within: Managing the Emotions of Gender Fluidity and Your Parents
Monday, January 29, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for registration and social time.
Plaza Branch - KCMO Public Library - Large Meeting Room
What does it feel like when your parents change gender? This program will consist of a panel of transgender parents and their children. This forum will utilize transgender vocabulary, highlighting the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation, and give children and their parents an opportunity to discuss the effect of this new orientation on the children, the family, and their community. The goal of this seminar is to develop strategies to help individuals overcome and manage unconscious prejudice and lack of sensitivity in the community at large and to help professionals helping the transgender community deepen awareness and understanding of treatment issues that maximize the effectiveness of therapy.
Caroline Gibbs, LPC, LCPC, NCC is a licensed clinical professional counselor in transgender practice for 16 years, a national certified counselor, and is internationally known as an educator, advocate, and provider for the transgender population. Caroline employs a holistic and comprehensive approach entitled Transgender Growth Therapy®.
After attending this session, participants should be able to:
1. Identify basic transgender vocabulary.
2. Describe the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation.
3. Release bias against transgender population.
The program is free to the public; $30 for a certificate of completion for CME or CEU credit payable at the door by cash, check, or credit card.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Greater Kansas City-Topeka Psychoanalytic Center. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.