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Sunday, November 8 • 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Understanding Gender Diversity through Action Methods

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Professional guidelines and laws are evolving to protect freedom of gender expression, and with increased media coverage, more people are coming out as transgender at increasingly young ages. Unfortunately, attitudes among many family members, colleagues, and school personnel have not evolved at the same rate. This gap can contribute to the discrimination and alienation of transgender individuals, and puts them at a greater risk for depression and suicide. This brief lunchtime presentation will provide a concise overview of the issues and describe creative arts techniques that can be used to raise awareness and understanding of gender diversity in a variety of settings.

Eligible for 1.0 Credit Hour: ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS
Eligible for 1.0 Clock Hour: NBCC


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Jennifer Whitlock, MA, LPC

Jennifer Whitlock, MA, LPC, is the director of True Colors Center for Creativity and an advanced student of psychodrama at the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute. She has guided more than 100 transgender clients and their family members in individual, family, and group therapy. Jennifer has led workshops on transgender sensitivity at the Visibility Conference at William Paterson College, the New Jersey Counseling Association, and the... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)