Training Opportunity: Transgender, Gender Diverse, and Gender Non-Conforming People: Advanced Clinical Practice and Complex Cases
Transgender, Gender Diverse, and Gender Non-Conforming People: Advanced Clinical Practice and Complex Cases
September 28, 2018 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
The Meeting House (at Oakland Mills Interfaith Center)
5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD 21045
Please see the flyer (link above) for more information about faculty.
Includes 6.0 CEUs
Course Description: Cost $235
This day-long workshop is designed for mental health professionals with experience working with transgender and gender non-conforming individuals who would like to receive training on approaches to complicated cases, including understanding, assessing and treating gender dysphoria. Participants will: learn definitions of gender dysphoria and learn various strategies for helping clients in managing their gender dysphoria; review current research on resilience and identify ways to assist clients in expanding their resilience; and discuss complex cases with an interactive practice portion and including how to identify ways implicit bias can show up in your practice and how to manage those judgments. Applicants will submit case questions or dilemmas with an opportunity to have those addressed in the training.
6.0 Category I CEUs by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland.
If interested, email Michelle Moskov, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for an application—this is an advanced training, so an application process will be used to ensure appropriate level of existing experience in working with people who are transgender, gender diverse, and gender non-conforming.
There are three new (or new-ish) research efforts underway in the Baltimore area focusing on the health of transgender and gender diverse persons.
Who is Eligible: Transgender women, transfeminine identified persons ages 18 and older in the Baltimore area.
Dear Community Partner,
We are writing to announce the launch of a new research project, The LITE Study: Leading Innovation for Transgender Women's Health and Empowerment. This study will be the first multi-site cohort of trans women in the United States! We will enroll 1,100 transgender women across five US cities (Boston, New York, Baltimore-Washington DC, Atlanta and Miami) beginning in spring 2018.
Our team knows that health and HIV research often includes transgender women with other populations, such as with men who have sex with men (MSM), resulting in research that is not gender affirming or responsive to transgender women’s experiences and needs. This leaves many gaps in our knowledge about health and HIV issues that are specific and unique to transgender women, which the current study will fill. We finally have the opportunity to conduct the first and largest cohort study in the U.S. that is dedicated to research specifically with transgender women!
We want to do this study right. We are committed and dedicated to community engagement and participation so that this research is “with” not “on” transgender women communities, and that all study results go back to community members. To ensure that the study is responsive to the needs and priorities of trans women, we started off by talking to over 50 trans women through online focus groups. We also have a Community Advisory Board (CAB), which is made up of 20 trans leaders and activists from all 5 sites!
In order for this study to be a success, we need your help to spread the word! As someone who is engaged with the trans community in Baltimore, we ask that you please share this announcement with folks who may be interested. Participants may be eligible to earn up to $450 over the course of 2 years. Participants in this study will also receive free HIV and STI testing and will have access to exclusive events, raffles and more!
If you know of anyone in the Baltimore area who might be interested, please have them call or text our research coordinator, Erin Cooney at 410-929-2881 so we can talk some more about the study. Interested participants can also email email@example.com or visit our website www.litestudy.org to find out more. Please feel free to share the attached flyers with your networks!
Thank you in advance for your help getting the word out about this project!
The LITE Study Team
BESURE Transgender Health Study
Who is Eligible: Self-identified transgender and gender diverse persons (transmasculine, transfeminine, non-binary) ages 18 and older living in the Baltimore Metro Area.
The Behavioral Surveillance Research (BESURE) Study is a community health project that measures prevalence of HIV, health and social issues, health-related behaviors and access to services among key groups in Baltimore. BESURE is in its 13th year and has become a primary source of information on the health of people in our community. The results of the study directly inform program planning to improve health outcomes and fight the spread of HIV in Baltimore.
The BESURE Transgender project, a new endeavor of the BESURE team and supported by the Maryland Department of Health, is intended to identify the strengths and assets, and understand health, social, and service needs of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals living in and around Baltimore City. The information collected will guide health and wellness services in Maryland.
The study is supported by a team that includes representation from the Transgender Response Team and transgender members of the community as equal co-investigators. A Community Advisory Board of local transgender community members has been assembled to identify objectives and guide the direction of the study.
The project is ready to hold the first in a series of focus groups with members of the community. If you are a transgender person living in the Baltimore Metro Area and are interested in participating in a focus group or an individual interview to help guide the development of the survey, please contact Anushka at 240-380-5862 (call or text).
Perspectives on an HIV Cure
Who is Eligible: Transgender women ages 18 and older who are living with HIV.
This study seeks to learn what transgender women who are living with HIV think about a cure for HIV. What concerns or hopes do they have, what do they know about current research efforts to identify a cure, and how important, within the context of their lives, is a cure for HIV?
If you are interested in participating, please contact Anushka at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-380-5862 (call or text).
Living Out Loud: How to Serve Transgender Clients Where They Are
Monday, July 23, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Transgender men and women face significant barriers to their utilization of health and human services, including lack of provider knowledge, non-inclusive service design and delivery, intolerance, and lack of institutional response. Living Out Loud is designed to raise levels of practical knowledge among health and human services providers about the identities, needs, and concerns of transgender clients, and to transmit best practices for professional interactions and communications. The program uses multiple learning modalities (video, interactive small and large group activities, and structured dialogue), to engage participants in an upbeat, positive atmosphere and encourage immediate application of the new skills they gain.
CEUs: 6.0 CEUs provided ***FREE***
HOW TO REGISTER
Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Please register online by going to http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/loljuly2018 and completing the brief registration form. Seating is limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and closes July 16 or when all available seats have been filled, whichever comes first.
If you cannot register online, please call the contact listed below for assistance in registering over the phone.
Sponsored by the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration and the Behavioral Health Administration, Office of Workforce Development and Training.
The Office of Workforce Development and Training is approved to grant Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the organizations listed below. All participants will receive a certificate of participation for attending the training. Participants must attend all hours of training in order to receive a certificate. This course has been approved for 6.0 CEUs.
* The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists and the Maryland Addiction and Behavioral-Health Professionals Certification Board have approved this course for Category A CEUs, for certified or licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and alcohol and drug counselors.
* The Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners has approved this course for Category I CEUs, for Social Workers.
* The State Board of Examiners of Psychologists has approved this course for CEUs, for Psychologists.
For additional information, contact:
Jean-Michel Brevelle, Sexual Minorities Program Manager
Maryland Department of Health
(410) 767-5016 | email@example.com