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Live Webinar: Increasing Sensitivity in Clinical Practice with the Transgender Population
Friday, October 23, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Category: Webinars

In clinical practice with the transgender population, a historically marginalized and mistreated population, it is vital for clinicians to practice from a place of awareness, education, and cultural humility. This presentation provides a strong foundation of knowledge for educated clinical interactions, including basic terminology, information about the challenges and disparities faced by this population, and guidance for engaging in sensitive, appropriate clinical practice and establishing safer clinical environments.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic distinctions between gender, sex assigned at birth, and sexuality and define terms relevant to the transgender population

  • Understand disparities faced by this population and connect this “why” to the social work profession

  • Learn tangible skills and resources to improve clinical interactions and environments and understand the importance of appropriate clinical interactions

Date: Friday, October 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm EST

Cost: FREE for SWHPN members | $25 for nonmembers

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We highly recommend you use a personal email address to register. Many hospital systems and hospices filter organizational emails and we don't want you to miss important announcements, CE certificates, or post-webinar surveys. An email to join the webinar will be emailed to attendees prior to the start of the webinar.

Presenter Info:

Kaitlyn O’Donnell, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C (she/her; they/them) is a Pediatric Oncology Clinical Therapist with Inova Life with Cancer. Kaitlyn has also served in clinical and supervisory roles within palliative and end-of-life care at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, UCSD, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Kaitlyn is a current fellow in NYU’s Zelda Foster Studies in Palliative and End-of-Life Care Fellowship program. Kaitlyn’s areas of focus are pediatric palliative and end-of-life care and clinical work with LGBTQ+ adolescents and young adults. Kaitlyn maintains extensive professional and community involvement with and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ population, with attention to care for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. Kaitlyn lives in Northern Virginia with her spouse and their three-legged dog.

Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network aka SWHPN, #1716, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network aka SWHPN maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: 7/18/2020 – 7/18/2023. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education clock hours.

Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0503.