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Continuing Education

Families in Transition: A Pathway Forward for Cisgender Families

Date: 9:00am - 1:00pm PDT April 28, 2018 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate School, South Chapel

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When a family member transitions, all family members transition. Barriers can often present themselves during treatment that easily harm the growth process—whether they are created by clients, service providers, society or the family members themselves.

When barriers are overcome and the family process is addressed, the family often experiences higher rates of connection and resiliency, and can prevent relational trauma.

This training presents the cisgender identity development model and provides targeted interventions that work best at each stage, maximizing growth potential and validating family experiences.  Training will also cover complex presentations, common treatment needs for transgender transition processes, and hormone and pubertal suppression information.

This workshop will include didactic lecture and presentation, and role playing activities. This training meets OBLPCT’s 4 hour cultural competence continuing education requirement.

Who is this training for? Licensed and unlicensed LPC, LCSW, LMFT, PsyD, EdD and PhD providers, mental health or social work graduate interns, registered nurses, case managers, school providers, DHS caseworkers, CASAs, mentors, and other providers who care for transgender and non-binary youth.

Following this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and address personal, client, and loved one barriers that keep cisgender loved ones from engaging in care
  • Describe the cisgender identity development model stages
  • Identify a loved one’s stage of change and skillset
  • Identify treatment interventions targeted to a stage or skillset
  • Demonstrate skills to navigate complex family cases to build connection with multiple family members
  • Understand common treatment topics for physical, social, medical, and psychological transition
  • Demonstrate skills for discussing hormone treatment risks and benefits with cisgender loved ones

Prerequisite Note: It is recommended that participants have experience and competence working with transgender and non-binary clients.

Workshop Details & Registration

Dates: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9 a.m.- 1:00 p.m

Instructor: Kate Kauffman, LPC

Noncredit: $65, includes 4 CEUs or PDUs. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%.

Students: $30  |  L&C Staff: $30  (Contact cce@lclark.edu to register)
Student and Staff spots are limited. Early registration is recommended

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About the Presenter

Kate Kauffman, LPC, has specialized in serving transgender and non-binary people and their families for three years. She has served as a clinician, supervisor, trainer, and manager during this time.  She has collaborated with colleagues to build models of care for cisgender family identity development, gender-affirming practices with children and youth, and informed consent assessment and planning practices for medical procedures. In 2016, Kate founded Brave Space, LLC, a social services community for transgender and non-binary children, youth, and adults, and their families. Kate presented the Families In Transition model at the U.S Professional Association for Transgender Health (USPATH) conference in 2017. Her trainings are conditionally approved for the Oregon Office of Equity and Inclusion’s Cultural Competency Continuing Education series.  Kate is a member of the Oregon Transgender Health Coalition, which advocates for systemic health coverage for OHP insured Oregonians. Kate is a cisgender, white, queer, privileged person who uses she/her pronouns.