Burke Presents: What’s in a Pronoun? A Continuing Education Opportunity

On Friday, January 20, Burke is offering a continuing education opportunity: What’s in a Pronoun? What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know About Working with Transgender Clients.  The training will be conducted by Burke Clinical Coordinator, Shannon Williams, PhD, LPC-S.

The training will be held at Angelina Mental Health Services, 1522 West Frank Street, Friday, January 20, 2017.  Arrive for check-in from 8:00 – 8:30 am, the training begin at 8:30 and last until noon.

This program provides overviews of transgender care and mental health professionals’ responsibilities to transgender clients who present for treatment. Attendees will leave the program equipped with foundational knowledge of transgender issues in counseling/social work and of research-based interventions to use with transgender clients.  Program content includes information about the following: (a) terms that are specific to the transgender population; (b) transgender clients’ mental health needs and options for transitioning processes; (c) mental health providers’ responsibilities in provisions of services to transgender clients, as outlined in the World Professional Association for Transgender Health’s (i.e., WPATH) Standards of Care (Coleman et al., 2012); and (d) resources for transgender clients.  Attendees will leave the program equipped with foundational knowledge of transgender issues in counseling/social work and of research-based interventions to use with transgender clients.

Program Description:

You are about to meet Jim, whose intake form includes the following demographic information: White male, age 43, heterosexual, married, father of two, employed as a police officer.  On his form, Jim has left the line that is reserved for presenting problem blank.  In session, you ask, “What brings you in today, Jim?”  In his very deep voice, he replies, “My name’s not Jim.  It’s Jana.”

“What now?”  If this is your internal response to the scenario above, then this program, an overview of mental health services for transgender clients, is exactly what you need.

This program has applied for 3.0 hours of ethics continuing education hours for social workers, LPC’s and LMFT’s.  There will be a registration fee of $25.00 to Non-Burke Employees.  Limited seats are available, registration is required in advance.

Register online today!

Call (936) 633-5620 or e-mail Kinnie Reina, Director of Communications