Transgender Training - ITCA Curriculum 2017

Transgender Care Certification Program 40 Hours

Date and Time Class Learning Objectives
6-2-17 Day 1  

9:00am-9:30-AM

TGC 701 Foundations of Transgender Care

Introduction and Orientation

  1. Describe program process with needs assessment
  2. Lack of knowledge service providers
  3. Need for letters of recommendation from experts
  4. Support & eduation for family, friends, and employers
  1. Define the role of specialists and how they coordinate transgender care with professionals and therapists
  2. Describe the role of the mental health professional in working with the transgender population

 

9:30am-10:00am

Lectures-Bio roles/ Orientation

  1. Categories of Identity
  2. Transgender Umbrella
  1. Define the major categories and subcategories of identity related to sex and gender
  2. Distinguish a fetishist from a transsexual or cross-dresser
10:00am-10:30am

Transition Decisions

Identity

Reaching out

Coming Out

Hormones, Surgeries, Legal

  1. Describe the stages of transition
  2. Describe the secisions trans people need to make
10:30am-12:30pm

Panel Presentation

Trans individual will discuss the transition process

  1. Integrate the previous didactic learning wiht the real life experiences of trans people.
  2. Discuss the challenges trans people face in various life areas.
12:30pm=1:30pm Lunch break w/ panel members  
1:30pm-5:00pm

The Transition Process

Overview of Motivational Enhancement Stages of Change

  1. Mental Health Evaluation and Therapy
  2. Hair Removal
  3. Hormone Therapy
  4. Genital Reconstruction Surgery
  5. Facial Feminiztion Surgery
  6. Voice Therapy
  7. Decisions
  1. Describe the stages of transiton from a Motivational THerapy perspective. Discuss various paths each person may take.
  2. Assist an individual in each stage of the coming out process
  3. Describe the various changes available for transition
6-3-17 Day 2  
9:00M-12-PM

TGC 702 Transition Challenges

Realization

Facail hair and binding

Coming out, initial and ongoing

Body changes

Finding providers

Relationships

  1. Describe in depth the challenges faced by trans people.
  2. Implement role-play wiht transitioning clients to help them deal with various situations.
  3. Discuss the therapist's role related to the specific challenges.
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch  
1:00pm-5:00pm

Transition Callenges (con't)

  1. Legal 
  2. relationships - intimacy
  3. Medical Issues & Addiction 101
  4. Cultural
  5. Religion & Spirituality
  6. Incarceration
  1. Describe the legal aspects of transition
  2. Describe the relational aspects of transition
  3. Describe the obstacles to madeical care and treatment
  4. Recognize those particular challenges faced by transgender individual from various cultures and countries.
6-4-17 Day 3  

 

9:00am-10:00am

TGC 703 Evaluation, Assesment, & Differential Diagnoses

The WPATH Standards of Care

  1. Describe the intention of the Standands of Car (SOC)
  2. Implement th SOC guidelines for transition
10:00am- 12:00pm

How to do and Evaluation:

Assessmnets and recommendations for clients

Areas of remediation

  1. Implemnent assessment and therapuetic strategies to assist trans peoplewith transition planning
  2. Assess for those areas that need to be address prior to  recommendations
  3. Determine the relevant area to be targeted in therapy
  4. Utilize a varitey of assessment tools
  5. Demonstrate abitlity to conduct an evaluation interview

 

12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch  
1:00pm- 5:00pm

Differential Diagnoses

  1. Body dysmorphia
  2. Gender queer, non or  other gender
  3. Neuter and eunuch
  4. Fetich
  5. Self Mutilation
  6. TG as a coping mechanism
  7. Physical Disabilties Issues

Class discussion and process

 
8-4-17 Day 4  

1-20-17

9:00am - 12:pm

TGC 704A Medical Interventions 1-Hormones

Hormone Therapy

Guest Speaker Layne Yassen

  1. Describe the hormone therapy protocols
  2. Describe primary and side effects or hormone therapy

 

12:00-1:00pm Lunch  
1:pm-4:pm

Transition through the Lifespan 1: Child and Adolescent Care

Children & Families of Trans People Panel Members

  1. Medical Intervention
  2. Family & School
  1. Describe the basic challenges facing Family
  2. Develop intervention strategies appropriate for various family members
  3. Describe and define the varous terms used by the younger generation of gender non-conforming people.
  4. Distinguish issues specific to children and adolescents from adults regarding gender identification and transition.
  5. Use and understanding of trans people's and family's experiences to develop individualized tranition plans.
 4:00pm-5:00pm Consolidation and Processing   
8-5-17 Day 5   
9:00am - 12:00pm

Medical Interventions 2 - Surgeries

Guest Speaker Dr. Harold Reed

  1. List and describe the various medical interventions for transsexuals.
  2. Describe the risk factors as per SOC for hormone therapy.
  3. Describe the risk factors as per SOC for sex reassignment surgery.
  4. Identify contra-indications for hormone or surgery recommendation.
  5. List medical and other healthcare resources for the trans person.
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch   
1:00pm - 3:00pm Senior Care
Transgender Senior Panel
  1. Prolonged effects of hormone therapy.
  2. Loss of families and/or social supports.
  3. Dealing with healthcare providers.
  1. Describe those issues specific to older adults in transition.
  2. Describe issues likely to arise for transgender people in their senior years.
 3:00pm - 4:00pm Consolidation and Processing  
8-6-17 Day 6  
9:00am - 12:00pm

Treatment Planning & Therapeutic Issues

  1. Letters of Recommendation
  2. Letters of Support
  1. Implement a transition treatment plan.
  2. Write effective recommendation letters for hormones and surgeries as per SOC guidelines.
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch  
1:00pm - 3:00pm
  1. Post-op care
  2. Regrets and Remorse
  1. Make effective and relevant referrals.
  2. Identify potential issues and develop a treatment plan for post-hormone and post-surgery life.
  3. Describe post-op medical and emotional issues and utilize appropriate interventions
  4. Implement treatment interventions with post-op transsexuals who are experiencing remorse or regret about transition.
3:00pm - 4:00pm Wrap up and final comments   

 

Transgender Care Resources

Bockting, W. O. & Coleman, E., eds. (1992). Gender Dysphoria: Interdisciplinary approaches in clinical management. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press. $34.56 on amazon.com
Standards of Care (2013). The World Professional Association for Transgender Health free on www.wpath.org

Answers to Your Questions About Transgender People, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression. American Psychological Association. www.apa.org

Beyond the Binary: A Tool Kit for Gender Identity Activism in Schools www.gsanetwork.org

Kirk, S & Rothblatt, M. (1995). Medical, legal and workplace issues for the transsexual: A guide for transformation. Watertown, MA: Together Lifeworks.
Schroth, L. E. ed. (2014). Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community. New York: Oxford University Press.
Stevenson, M. R. & Cogan, J. C. Eds. (2003). Everyday Activism. New York: Routledge Press.
Stuart, K. E. (1991). The uninvited dilemma: A question of gender. Portland, OR: Metamorphous Press.
Teich, N. M. (2012).Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue. New York: Columbia University Press.
Zucker, K. J. & Bradley, S. J. (1995). Gender Identity Disorder and Psychosexual Problems in Children and Adolescents. New York, NY: Guildford Press.

Videos

The Middle Sexes, Parts 1-11, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFoe_0_gThw 

Trans, Chris Arnold, director, IICS website
Intersex, IICS website
Oprah on Transgender, IICS website

Resources (to date)

Advocates for Youth- Ten Tips for Parents of a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender Child & I Think I Might be Transgender, Now What Do I Do? www.advocatesforyouth.com

ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS About Transgender People, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression American Psychological Association. www.apa.org

BEYOND THE BINARY: A Tool Kit for Gender Identity Activism in Schools www.gsanetwork.org

CDC Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health—Youth www.cdc.gov

COLAGE Kids of Trans Program (for children with transgender parents) www.colage.org

Deaf Queer Resource Center www.deafqueer.org

EVERYDAY ACTIVISM. Michael R. Stevenson and Jeanine C. Cogan, Ed. New York:Routledge, 2003.

FACT SHEET: Transgender & Gender Nonconforming Youth in School. Sylvia Rivera Law Project www.srlp.org

Gay/Straight/Trans Alliances: A Student Guide www.doe.mas.edu/hssss/GSA/Intro.html

Gender Education & Workplace Advocacy www.gender.org

Gender non-conforming: http://www.refinery29.com/trans-person-deciding-not-to-pass

www.genderspectrum.org-- child, family, medical, mental health issues/resources

GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Queer and Questioning Teens by Kelley Huegel—grades 9 and up

GLSEN www.glsen.org (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) HARSH REALITIES: The Experiences of Transgender Youth in Our Nation’s Schools. & Miami-Dade County

Public Schools Gender Resource Guide (available from the YES INSTITUTE, Miami Florida)

International Foundation for Gender Education www.ifge.org

Intersex Society of North America www.isna.org

If YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S GENDER BEHAVIORS: A Guide for Parents. Children’s National Medical Center www.childrensnational.org

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund www.lambdalegal.org

LINKS for Transgender Youth www.genderadvocates.org

LOVE MAKES A FAMILY. By Gigi Kaeser & Peggy Gillespie—all grades

LUNA by Julie Ann Peters A story of a transgender brother/Grades 9 and up

MY GENDER WORKBOOK :How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else Entirely. By Kate Bornstein. New York: Routledge, 1998.

National Center for Transgender Equality www.transequality.org

National Coalition for Gay, lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth www.outproud.org

National Gay and Lesbian Task force www.thetaskforce.org

National Youth Advocacy Coalition www.nyacyouth.org

OUR TRANS CHILDREN & TRANSFORMING FAMILIES by Mary Boenke www.pflag.org

PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians, Gays, and Transgender) www.pflag.org

QUEER YOUTH ADVICE FOR EDUCATORS by Abe Louise Young.

Safe Schools Coalition www.safeschoolscoalition.org . Model School District Policy Regarding Transgender and Gender NonConforming Students— www.casafeschools.org

THE FAMILY BOOK by Todd Parr. K-grade 3

THE TRANSGENDER CHILD by Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper. 2008.

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health www.wpath.org

TransFaith Online. Spiritual and Religious Issues www.transfaithonline.org

Transgender Law.org

Transgender Living on YouthResource www.youthresource.com

TRANSITIONS OF THE HEART—Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children by Rachel Pepper. Cleis Publishers, 2012.

TRANSGENDER VISIBILITY: A Guide to Being You. Human Rights Campaign www.hrc.org

Trans Youth Family Allies www.imatyfa.org

Trevor Helpline Crisis Intervention for LGBT Youth 24 hours a day/7 days a week 1.800.850.8078

WORKING WITH TRANSGENDER YOUTH: Getting Down to Basics. A CWLA/LAMBDA Legal Joint Initiative www.lambdalegal.org & www.cwla.org

Gender Role Interviews:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VqsbvG40Ww

Bruce Jenner:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oxPAn_8-uY

Gender Queer-ies:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ9ly4cK9tg

REGRETS & REMORSE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ9vATBiZOo 

 

Continuing Education provided by Dr. Carol L. Clark.

  • Florida Department of Health, Medical Quality Assurance Provider #50-550/BAP585.
  • Dr. Carol L. Clark is an approved CEU provider for the Florida Board of Nursing, expires 10/17,
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, expires 3/19
  • Florida Board of Psychology, expires 5/18
  • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) #11-112B These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.
  • All ATTI classes are approved by the Florida Certification Board #5094-A
  • Dr. Carol L. Clark is approved under FL DOH/MQA to provide sex therapy and hypnotherapy CEUs.
  • Dr. Carol L. Clark, DBA Therapy Certification Training has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6856. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Dr. Carol L. Clark, DBA Therapy Certification Training is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.