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Beyond the Acronyms: What You Should Know About Gender, Sex, and Sexual Orientation - Westlake
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When: Saturday, April 27, 2019
9:00 AM
Where: United States

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Gender, sex, and sexual orientation are important identities for clients, but improvements are needed for how to address these topics in therapy. In addition, various aspects of gender socialization, sex differences, and sexual orientation are often conflated despite the negative ramifications. This program will discuss research outcomes and practical skills related to differentiating and working with issues and identities related to gender, sex, and sexual orientation. These include: gender-related outcomes such as conformity to particular “masculine” and “feminine” norms, the gender socialization process, the science of sex differences, and improving practices for working with gender and sexual minority individuals (e.g., lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*) as well as cisgender and heterosexual clients alike. This program is designed for practitioners (social workers, counselors, psychologists) and other (para)professionals serving clients in which gender, sex, and/or sexual orientation may be of relevance. Zachary Gerdes has a Master of Arts and is a a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Akron in Counseling Psychology. He has researched gender and health for most of the last decade in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest. He teaches psychology and counseling techniques at the University of Akron and the Northeast Ohio Medical University. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the Center 4 Brain Health where he teaches courses on gender, happiness, well-being, and neuropsychology. He serves as a consultant on issues related to men’s health (more at mindsandmen.org). He has more than 10 research publications and over 30 presentations. Clinically, Zach takes a multitheoretical approach integrating dialectical behavioral and gender-aware perspectives in addition to cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, positive psychology, and acceptance and commitment techniques. He has served in hospital, university, community mental health, and private practice settings.

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Cleveland State University

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(216) 687-3867

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Cleveland State University - West Center

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26202 Detroit Rd

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