Understanding Gender Variance and Expanding Competency in the Field and Classroom
Friday, April 4, 2014
9:00am to 12:00pm
Presenter: Michael Dentato, PhD
Beane Hall ~ Lewis Towers, 13th floor ( 111 E. Pearson, Chicago)
3.0 CEUs (Meets new licensing requirement for Cultural competency)
Understanding the breadth and depth of topics related to gender variance is always relevant with regard to developing competency among this diverse community.
Examining the unique impact of life span issues; differences surrounding coming out and disclosure processes; implications for practitioners in the field working with the gender variant community; as well as the vital role of field educators and practitioners working with gender variant social work students in placements and colleagues alike.
This continuing education event will examine such topics via lecture, group discussion and case scenarios to best assist those in the field with developing competency regarding gender variance.
- Explore the impact of gender variance across the life span as well as how coming out and disclosure processes are uniquely different with regard to gender identity compared to sexual orientation.
- Discuss implicit and explicit ways to support members of the gender variant community (i.e. non-discrimination policies, gender neutral language and accommodations, etc.)
- Examine implications for the field related to social work placements with gender variant students and client populations.
- Discuss affirming practice models for practitioners and educators in the field working with the gender variant community.
General admission: $60
Agency (fee per rep and up to 3 representatives may attend per agency) and Alumni: $40
Adjunct faculty, Field Instructors, Non-Loyola and Students seeking CEUs: $30
Loyola Students (w/ ID) not seeking CEUs: $10