Transgender Cultural Competence: Working with the Transgender Community
3 CEU/clock hours
Location: 115 Stillman Hall
TARGET AUDIENCE: SOCIAL WORKERS, COUNSELORS, MFTS AND STUDENTS
This training will focus on assisting the clinician to work effectively with clients who identify as transgender. We will explore the definition of gender, discuss appropriate terminology, review research data defining concerns that are prevalent in the community, identify the process for assisting with transition, and identify local support resources.
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:
- Understand the difference between sex and gender
- Identify practice issues unique to working with this community
- Describe the process for assisting individuals to transition
Meet your presenter: Arianna Galligher, LISW-S
Arianna Galligher, LISW-S earned her Master’s degree in social work in 2005 at the Ohio State University. Presently, she works full time at OSU Wexner Medical Center coordinating and facilitating a mental health intensive outpatient program for adults at Harding Hospital. She also owns and operates a small outpatient private practice in Bexley, Ohio where she specializes in treating mood disorders, PTSD, and gender dysphoria in adolescents and adults.