Queer Affirming Therapist Guild

Affirming Gender Expansive Clients

  • 02 Dec 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • 80


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Live over Zoom. Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:00-1:30.1.5 CEUs

Join Rae Bowerman (pronouns they/them) for an informational session regarding terminology used by and about the gender-expansive community and their inclusion in the transgender community. Topics include definitions and usage of affirming language; approaches to inclusive care; the concept of having a "valid" identity; and providing respectful and responsive therapeutic services. 

Learning objectives. Participants will:

  • learn strategies for incorporating affirming, culturally-responsive language into their interactions with gender-expansive clients.
  • increase their ability to identify and correctly use terminology associated with the gender-expansive community.
  • understand the significance and intersectionality of sex assigned at birth, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender presentation, and gender expression.

Rae Bowerman (pronouns they/them) graduates from The University of Denver’s Master of Social Work program December 2020 with a trauma-trained clinical focus. Rae’s business practice, GENEX Therapeutic Solutions, currently provides consulting and trainings, and--upon clinical licensure--will provide a trauma-informed, somatic approach to therapy with a emphasis on gender, sex, and sexuality in the LGBTQ+ community. Rae Bowerman has been a sign language interpreter for 22 years. They are a musician, artist, collector, animal lover, and big-time X-Phile. Please contact Rae at rae@genextherapy.com for more information.

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