Working with Families in which Children or Teens Experience Gender DysphoriaCE Hours: 1
Level: Introductory to Intermediate
Course Fee: $9.95
Access: Course is available for 30 days after registration
Series Description: Cultural Diversity
Courses in this category reflect an initiative designed to promote cultural awareness, professional development, and spiritual integration.
Course Description:This course covers gender dysphoria in children and teens and the issues that are relevant to them and their families. Common presentations are discussed, as well as the various therapeutic approaches and controversies associated with working with these individuals and their families. Theological and pastoral issues relevant to working with this population are also presented. Presented in streamed Flash video.
This course is designed to help you:
- Describe what gender dysphoria is and recognize the usual signs of children and adolescents who experience it.
- Analyze the issues parents face and how to support them when dealing with a child who expresses a desire to be the opposite sex.
- Apply the different techniques used to address children and adolescents who experience gender dysphoria.
- Discuss the religious implications of dealing with clients who have gender identity issues.
Dr. Mark Yarhouse is the Rosemarie Scotti Hughes Endowed Chair of Christian Thought in Mental Health Practice and Professor of Psychology at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is a core faculty member in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, teaching Applied Clinical Integration, Family Therapy and Human Sexuality. He is also the director of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity at Regent (www.sexualidentityinstitute.org), a research team focused on studying issues of sexual identity. Dr. Yarhouse is co-author of several books, including Ex-Gays? A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation and a Christian perspective on psychopathology titled Modern Psychopathologies: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal. Dr. Yarhouse also keeps a small private practice in the Hampton Roads area, providing individual, couples, and family therapy. He specializes in marriage and family therapy, as well as issues related to sexual and gender identity. He is co-author of three books on homosexuality and
Jill Kays is a student in Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) at Regent University. She is in her third year in the program. Her interests include marriage and family therapy, sexual and gender identity, and personality. She is a research and teaching assistant for Dr. Mark Yarhouse, and has been involved with the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity for 2 ½ years. She is also a member of the Hope Focused Marriage Research Project with Dr. Jennifer Ripley of Regent University, serving as a therapist for couples involved in the program. Jill is currently in her second year practicum rotation at the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board, where she does psychological testing and individual therapy.
Professional and Continuing Education CE Hours:
Psychologists: Regent University's School of Psychology and Counseling Professional and Continuing Education Program is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The School of Psychology and Counseling's Professional and Continuing Education Program maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
Regent University School of Psychology and Counseling's Professional and Continuing Education opportunities are also eligible as psychologists training by the Virginia Board of Psychology (LCP - 18 VAC125-20-122).
Counselors: Regent University, School of Psychology and Counseling, is an NBCC-Approved Professional and Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
In Virginia, the SPC continuing education courses may also fulfill the continuing education requirements for counselors (LPC - 18 VAC 115-20-106), substance abuse treatment providers (LSATP - 18 VAC 115-60-116), and marriage and family therapists (LMFT - 18 VAC 115-50-96).
Note:This workshop was originally presented as a live training event through Regent University's School of Psychology and Counseling Psychological Services Center's Cultural Diversity Luncheon Series.
Note: This course will be available to you for 30 days from your registration date. Please complete the course and the quiz within 30 days.
Web address: http://www.regent.edu/psychology/ce
Toll Free: 800.373.5504
Director of Professional and Continuing Education
Professional and Continuing Education Program
School of Psychology & Counseling
1000 Regent University Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23464