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Treatment Needs and Approaches for Gender Diverse Youth: A One- or Two-Day Training

Day 1: Background, Treatment Considerations, and Approaches

Day 2: Assessment Process for Medical Intervention


Day one of this training will provide you with the essential knowledge for supporting gender diverse youth seeking mental health support in understanding themselves and their identity development such as diagnostic criteria, treatment considerations, and recommendations. Day two, will build on day ones learning and provide you with a robust toolkit for assessing gender diverse youth seeking medical intervention for Gender Dysphoria, including a comprehensive approach that helps the whole team of medical professionals achieve successful outcomes.

April 17 & 18, 2023 – 8:30am check-in, 9:00am program start, 5:00pm close

Location: OSU Cascades Campus, Obsidian 207

Light breakfast and lunch will be included.

Presenter: Dr Laura Edwards-Leeper: Laura Edwards-Leeper, PhD, is a Professor Emerita in the School of Graduate Psychology at Pacific University in Oregon. She currently engages in full-time clinical work in her private practice, is actively engaged in research endeavors, having authored numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles. She facilitates trainings and provides consultation to health care providers, and actively advocates for gender diverse/transgender young people. Previously, she worked at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She was the founding psychologist for the Gender Management Service (GeMS) at Boston Children’s Hospital where she developed the psychological assessment protocol for transgender adolescents seeking medical interventions. Dr. Edwards-Leeper was trained by the renowned Dr. Peggy Cohen-Kettenis in the Dutch clinic.

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