Clinical Approaches to Gender Affirming Care
Friday, February 4, 2022
Location: Waybridge Counseling, Blue Ash
*This workshop has an in-person and virtual option
Waybridge Counseling Training Center
10945 Reed Hartman Highway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
In order to effectively work with trans* clients, professionals benefit from understanding the unique needs of this population to provide best care and implement clinically appropriate treatment strategies. This workshop will provide clinical mental health counselors with necessary tools to provide treatment for the specialized needs of trans* populations in a clinical and educational setting. To facilitate this process, this workshop will challenge the participant’s understanding of certain social constructs that influence the relational experience of our world to promote greater understanding of trans* and LGBTQ* issues. Participants will learn useful assessment tools, interventions, and treatment strategies to implement in their clinical practice.
The participant will learn specific treatment needs of trans* clients at each phase of transition.
Objective: Review primary concepts necessary for clinical treatment of trans* populations.
Objective: Review the specific symptoms of gender dysphoria and compare to DSM-5 information.
Objective: Teach the stages of transition and compare to stages of change.
Objective: Teach treatment needs in each phase of transition.
The participant will learn assessment strategies and clinical interventions in treating trans* populations.
Objective: Teach assessment strategies and their context to treatment.
Objective: Teach application of gender identity history timeline.
Objective: Teach affirmative goal setting strategies.
Objective: Identify clinical interventions appropriate for client’s phase of transition.
Caitlin Yilmazer, MA, LPCC is a licensed professional counselor who works at Waybridge Counseling with couples and LGBTQ* populations. Caitlin began her specialization in LGBTQ* populations during her undergraduate education, where she minored in Sexuality Studies at Wright State University. Caitlin continued her education and training through her master’s program at the University of Cincinnati, and has developed a specialty in working with trans* populations and same-gender couples through her clinical experience. Caitlin is a regional representative of the ALGBTICO for the Southwest Ohio region and is participating in Cincinnati's Safe and Supported initiative to advocate for LGBTQ* populations in the community. She has been a guest speaker for graduate level courses at Northern Kentucky University and developed a course on trans* counseling for Xavier University's Department of Counseling.
Continuing Education Credit
Waybridge Counseling will be providing 6 counselor CEU credits for this workshop (these will count as supervision).
Waybridge is a Continuing Education Provider for the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapy Board.
Continuing Education offered for counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists: