Speaker: Alex Iantaffi
*This was recorded from a live webinar put on by the Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Geographic Interest Network
This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of working with trans and non-binary clients of all ages. This will include an initial brief introduction to terminology and gender theories, to the current WPATH Standards of Care, and to dominant treatment protocols for trans and non-binary clients across the lifespan in the US. We will discuss the issues that trans and non-binary clients and their families might bring to therapy and how to address these competently and systemically. The role that family therapists might play in the care of trans and non-binary clients and their families will be addressed, including the role that LMFTs might play in supporting clients who may pursue social, medical or legal transition processes. The importance of liaising with other providers, such as medical providers, will also be addressed. Ethical issues in relation to power, dominant discourses of gender and the historical oppression and marginalization of trans and non-binary people will be woven through the workshop and will be addressed from an intersectional perspective.