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Virtual Child Mental Health Forum - Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth: Mental Health and Developmental Considerations and Controversies

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:15am

Date & Time: January 13, 2021 from 10AM - 11:15AM EST

Location: Virtually via Zoom, click here to register

Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth: Mental Health and Developmental Considerations and Controversies

Amy Tishelman, PhD

Director of Clinical Research, Behavioral Health, Endocrinology and Urology Program and Gender Multispecialty Service, Boston Children's Hospital;
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Summary: This talk will review research, and clinical considerations and controversies related to the following: definitions and terminology; gender diverse prepubertal youth, including social gender transitions; medical interventions and considerations; mental health co-occurrences and risks; gender diversity and autism spectrum disorder;  reproductive health; and common clinical challenges in provision of care.

Target Audience: Physicians (psychiatrists, pediatricians, child neurologists), psychologists, social workers, other mental health clinicians and researchers, and students and trainees.     

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

1) Participants will be able to define basic terms related to gender diverse youth
2) Participants will be aware of research and complexities and controversies related to gender diversity in prepubescent youth
3) Participants will become aware of research on well-being in transgender/gender diverse adolescents, and current practice with regard to medical interventions, as well as psychosocial needs.

January 13, 2021 from 10AM to 11:15AM EST

This presentation will take place virtually on Zoom. You must pre-register to attend. Click here to pre-register. 

Continuing Education (CE/CEU) Information

Physicians: The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  
Psychologists: This program is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Psychological Association, Wellesley, MA for a maximum of 1 Credit. The Massachusetts Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts Psychological Association maintains responsibility for the program and its content. 
Social Workers: The National Association of Social Workers has approved this series for continuing education credits for social workers.