Transgender Healthcare for Primary Care Pediatrics
The issue of gender identity is emerging in Pediatrics as a very important issue as more and more children, adolescents and young adults struggle with gender identity when it is not matched with the gender assigned at birth. Experienced clinicians within the MGH Transgender Health Program will work with us based on vignettes of patient experiences. There is so much variation in what patients themselves experience internally and response to their not conforming to gender norms in society. The terminology, the stigma, the importance of compassionate care are themes that will be addressed. Dr. Frey-Vogel and Melanie Cohn-Hopwood have extensive experience in providing care to patients who experience discrimination and specifically transgendered patients who face bias because of who they are. Working through smaller groups, faculty will help us to work through situations that may arise and educate us on providing compassionate care in a way that is culturally appropriate and accepting of transgendered patients.
This program is intended for:
- Social Workers
- Licensed Mental Health Counselors
By the end of this program, participants will be able to:
• Define the terminology used in talking about gender identity
• Take a developmentally appropriate gender identity history
• Describe the impact stigma and discrimination have on children & teens who don’t follow gender norms and the life-saving role gender affirming care plays
• Strategize ways to help patients and families who have questions about gender.
Presentation of cases - 20mins
Polling of the entire group of attendees and review of identified gaps in knowledge - 20 mins
Teaching points based on the cases - 20mins
- 1.00 LMHC
MaMHCA, and its agent, MMCEP has been designated by the Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Service Professions to approve sponsors of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for licensure renewal, in accordance with the requirements of 262 CMR 1.00.
This program has been approved for 1.00 CE credit for Licensed Mental Health Counselors MaMHCA.
- 1.00 Social Workers
The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers
This program has been approved for 1.00 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number
- 1.00 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 1.00 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.