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LIVE Webinar: Review of APA Guidelines for Working with Transgender & Gender Nonconforming People
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When: Saturday, June 27, 2020
10 a.m. - Noon
Where: LIVE Webinar | Zoom Platform
United States
Contact: Carolyn Green

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2 CE-Ethics for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and marriage & family therapists

Important Notes:

  • This is a LIVE webinar that WILL be recorded. 
  • Participants will be required to complete an online evaluation form following the webinar to receive CE credit.
  • Attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of the session. 

Registration Information:

Registration deadline is June 26, 2020... Save $10 by registering on or before June 5, 2020 with the Early Bird Discount!

OPA Member Fee: $70 | OPA Student Member Fee: $40 | Non-OPA Member Fee: $95  


Instructions to Join the Online Webinar:

Once the registration process is complete, you will receive instructions on how to join the call.

Attendees are required to view the webinar through the online Zoom platform via a computer or tablet. Phone only access will not be allowed as attendees will need to be able to see the presenters' slides.



Program Description:
This webinar presents the 2015 APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People. The webinar summarizes the APA guidelines, provides examples from psychological practice and encourages lively discussion from participants about the guidelines.

Learning Level: Beginner

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Recite the APA guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People.
  2. Describe how they might approach treatment, provide care and offer advocacy when consulted by a Transgender or gender nonconforming person. 
  3. Describe the many stressors faced by Transgender and gender nonconforming people and offer affirmative approaches to the problems faced by TGNC clients. 
  4. Respond effectively to the developmental needs of Transgender and gender nonconforming people, according to the client's age and dependency status.

About the Speaker:

James Brush is certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Child and Adolescent Psychology and also in Clinical Psychology. His early training and experience was at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He has worked extensively with both inpatients and outpatients providing both direct mental health treatment and behavioral health treatment related to medical conditions. Dr. Brush had a private practice in psychology for 26 years ending in 2010 when he accompanied his spouse abroad for work with the Department of State. In the summer of 2012, he was a Military Family Life Consultant at Cherry Point Marine Air Station. From the 2013-2016, he was a part of a team of professionals developing a new Child and Family Program within the Medical Program of the Department of State. In 2016, he moved into an evaluation and treatment role with children, adolescents and families at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Brush has been very active in organized professional psychology, serving as an officer and on the boards of the Cincinnati Society of Child Clinical Psychologists, the Cincinnati Academy of Professional Psychology, and the Ohio Psychological Association. He is a past-president of the Ohio Psychological Association and continues to be active with that organization as the chair of the LGBT Subcommittee for which he has served as chair for more than 10 years. He has worked extensively in the practice at Walter Reed with transgender and gender nonconforming youths, including involvement in groups for TGNC youths and a parents’ group to assist the parents of TGNC youths.

Key Literary References:

  • American Psychological Association. (2015). Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Non-conforming People. American Psychologist, 70, 832-864. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0039906

  • American Psychological Association. (2012). Guidelines for psychological practice with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients. American Psychologist, 67, 10–42. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0024659s


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