Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth

NASWME Chapter 0 627

Brandy Brown, LCSW

2 Clinical CEs approved by NASW Maine - .5 of these CEs are obtained by watching a video prior to the workshop

There is an acute need for social workers to have clinical competency working with transgender and gender diverse youth. Family acceptance and mental health disparities can pose clear challenges to your client. Brandy will review updated MIYHS Data, identify ways to overcome challenges and barriers to service, and ways to advocate. The brief webinar participants are asked to review prior to the workshop will provide background knowledge and a foundation around language/ terminology. The workshop will take us beyond the "101" onto the next level of work.

Demystifying Dissociation Across Social Work Practice


NASWME Chapter 0 552

Dina Solomon, LICSW

Two (2) Clinical Category A CEUs have been approved by NASW NH. Approval # 3784

Social work programs do not usually teach about dissociation. Often we think about Dissociative Disorders as something unwieldy that requires a high degree of specialized knowledge of clinical work to address. As social workers, however, we work with people who have experienced trauma all the time in all settings in social work practice. Whether or not our clients meet clinical criteria for PTSD, they most likely experience dissociation in some form. This workshop will discuss several models that explain what dissociation is, how it effects our work, and why it is essential to the success of our clients to be able to assess for dissociation in our clients and in ourselves. We will look at theory and research as well as case studies and anecdotal experience to begin to identify dissociation in our clients and ourselves and to learn when and how to use strategies and interventions to mitigate it.


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