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Transgender-Affirming Skills for Medical Professionals: Day 2

  • Mercer University 1501 Mercer University Drive, MUSM Auditorium 1st Floor Macon, GA 31207 United States (map)

Workshop Description:

Education on transgender medical care has been shown to increase provider comfort and willingness to care for transgender patients (Safer & Pearce, 2013), yet many medical professionals note limited access to education on best practice in transgender patient care (Morrison et al., 2017). This workshop provides an overview of key concepts and social practices related to gender, as well as the soft skills that all medical practitioners need to affirm and care for their transgender patients. The instructors will facilitate a nonjudgmental space for participants to ask questions, explore new content, and brainstorm ways to build gender-affirming practices in their professional work.

Participants will learn specific strategies for creating an affirming space for patients, and will have practice opportunities to utilize these skills in multiple contexts. Empirically supported literature and data will be presented where applicable and available, and questions and discussion will be welcomed throughout the training. The workshop will include pre/post quizzes, lecture, small group discussion, FreeWrite exercises, practice and feedback, and worksheets.

Day 1 of this two-day intensive workshop is geared toward all medical professionals and will focus on knowledge building and skills building for general practice. Registration is available HERE.

Day 2 of this two-day intensive workshop is geared toward medical professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of medicalized and nonmedicalized transition. Registration is available HERE.