“The Next Genderation: Meeting the Needs of Gender Diverse and Transgender Youth Across Development” by Scott Leibowitz, MD
In this presentation, the presenter will provide an overview of the assessment and treatment needs of gender diverse and transgender youth. Participants will learn about the developmental considerations that multidisciplinary teams must keep in mind when working with these children and adolescents. Current debates in the field will be presented alongside the most up to date evidence that exists with respect to the approach that gender clinics are taking across the United States and beyond. This presentation is an excellent opportunity to learn about what is and is not known about gender identity development in youth as well as some of the more complex nuances that every clinician must know when working to help youth live authentically and emotionally healthy lives.
1) Attendees will develop an understanding about what is and is not known about gender identity development in childhood and adolescence.
2) Attendees will appreciate the developmental differences related to gender dysphoria in clinical practice and how to address these aspects in assessment and treatment.
3) Attendees will understand the knowledge gaps and controversies within the field of gender dysphoria as it pertains to children and adolescents.