CONTINUING EDUCATION TRAININGS.
Brave Space is committed to helping trans-affirming providers become expert providers through a menu of trainings from beginner to advanced level. Trainings are targeted to mental health and other social service providers who have some exposure to the concepts of gender identity, and want to take their service to the next level. Trainings are offered on an ongoing seasonal basis. Contact us for details on the menu of trainings below, or to discuss personalized trainings: 503.486.8936, or email@example.com.
Brave Space, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6960. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Brave Space, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
KEY: color of box indicates level of training. The qualities described within it are to help you self-select what level of training might be useful to you. Brave Space does NOT require clinicians to be at the level of exposure described in order to attend the training.
Worked with few or no TG/NB clients
Have met few or no people who are TG/NB
Attended few or no trainings on gender identity
Part of practice is LGBTQ friendly
Have a few friends who are TG/NB
Attended "transgender 101" trainings before
Most/all of practice specializes in TG/NB care
Connected to TG/NB communities
Exposed to intersectional identity frameworks
Specialize in TG/NB care
Provide trainings, consultation, supervision in TG/NB care
Consistently operate from intersectional framework in life
TRANSGENDER CARE: DYNAMICS OF TRANSITION
Facilitated by Kate Kauffman, LPC
TARGET AUDIENCE: generally targeted towards cisgender identified licensed and unlicensed LPC, LCSW, LMFT, PsyD providers; DHS caseworkers, peer mentors, foster parents, advocates, and other helping professionals. Transgender/non-binary providers are very welcome to attend!
Transition for transgender people can include many specific and unique dynamics unknown to the general population, which can lead to helping providers to feel sorely unprepared to give useful care. During this course, participants will be exposed to a wide range of specialized information that will help you support the unique needs of many TG/NB people. Transition topics include personal transition, social transition, physical transition, legal name/gender changes, and basic requirements for medical transition. Participants will leave with resources and referrals to other providers specializing in transition-related care.
Identify key elements of physical, social, psychological, and medical transition
Assist someone through legal name and gender changes on documentation
Assist someone in identifying the steps necessary for medical transition
Identify key stages and experiences in personal transition
Identify key stages and experiences in social transition (family, partners, friends, work, community, etc)
Identify challenges to employment and resources available for people
Participants will gain access to a variety of Brave Space’s internal client resources at the end of the training.
MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENTS AND PLANNING
FOR GENDER-AFFIRMING MEDICAL PROCEDURES
Facilitated by Kate Kauffman, LPC
Quality "letters" for gender-affirming medical care start with quality assessments and preparation. In this course, participants will learn how to collaborate with and prepare clients for transgender-affirming surgery, hormone therapy, and pubertal suppression using a comprehensive assessment to screen for biopsychosocial factors that can complicate, or be complicated by, medical care; create a holistic treatment recommendation; and support clients through the steps of surgical preparation and recovery. Participants will be exposed to the fundamental dynamics of each gender-affirming surgery and hormone intervention that is covered by insurance, and current WPATH, insurance, and surgeon standards for letters.
Participants will gain access to the Brave Space Surgery Planning Guide, a helpful tool for perioperative planning, quality letter and assessment templates, and the powerpoint slide for future reference.
CEU participants will create a mock letter of referral after the course for review and feedback. Those who complete all parts of the training will be added to a list of Brave Space's vetted providers.
FAMILIES IN TRANSITION:
A PATHWAY FORWARD FOR CISGENDER LOVED ONES
When a family member transitions, all family members transition. However, barriers are often created to involving families in treatment to support their own growth process. These barriers are created by clients, by the family members themselves, by service providers, and by society. When barriers are overcome and the family process is addressed, the family often experiences higher rates of connection and resiliency, and can prevent relational trauma.
Participants will learn how to address barriers to care, and learn a model of cisgender identity development. The training presents the qualities and signs of each stage and provides targeted interventions that work best at each stage, maximizing growth potential and validating family experiences. Training will also cover complex family cases.
CEU participants will engage in role play activities to build skills for addressing barriers, and will review cases to identify stages of family members and brainstorm treatment modalities appropriate to the stage.
HEALTHSHARE FOR THERAPISTS:
GETTING YOUR AUTHORIZATIONS AND DOCUMENTATION TO FLY
New to HealthShare? Have a single case agreement or a fee for service contract? Feel free to use this tutorial and supporting documents to learn the ins and outs of the logistics and obligations of working with Medicaid.
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