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First Friday Forum: Navigating Gender Dysphoria and Gender Diversity in a Therapeutic Setting: An Introduction
Friday, December 04, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST
Category: Webinar

Navigating Gender Dysphoria and Gender Diversity in a Therapeutic Setting: An Introduction

This program will be held virtually because of safety concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time the program is only available to attend live.

More details with instruction on how to view the webinar will be sent to all registrants the day before the program (12/3).

Friday, December 4, 2020

Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This Friday Forum is cosponsored with the Metropolitan State University Psychology Department and The Trust.

About the Program

This is an application based presentation and is meant to enhance skills in navigating conversations regarding gender diversity and gender dysphoria in a therapeutic setting. This presentation includes a discussion of gender diversity across the lifespan, language and terminology clarification, discussion of relevant research, the distinct importance of developmental stages in gender identity, and treatment considerations.

This session is at the intermediate level and is designed for psychologists and other mental health professionals.

This session qualifies for 3.0 continuing education credits. You must attend the full 3-hour program to get continuing education credit for the event.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the rationale for accurately utilizing evolving language and terminology associated with gender diversity.
  2. Describe the impact of developmental levels on therapeutic considerations when working with gender diverse populations.
  3. Recognize the potential impact of cisgender privilege and related biases in clinical thinking when working with gender diverse clients.

About the Presenter:

Tera Jansen, Psy.D., LP, CST is the Clinical Director at Natalis Counseling & Psychology Solutions in White Bear Lake, as well as the Sexual Health & Gender Program Director. She has completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota and is an AASECT certified sex therapist. Dr. Jansen received her Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In addition to providing clinical services across a wide variety of sexual health and gender concerns, Dr. Jansen has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas, where she has taught graduate courses in sexual health and gender.

The speaker has indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest.

The Minnesota Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Minnesota Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS:  If you need disability related accommodations to make this event accessible, please contact the Metropolitan State University Center for Accessibility Resources, 651-793-1549, or [email protected]


To Register:

Click here to register online.

Click here to view and download a PDF program flyer and registration form.

Registration Pricing:

Type MPA Member Non-Member Student
Pricing $45 $65 $15


Refund/Cancellation Policy: A 100% refund will be made if the event is cancelled. Refunds, less a $5 handling fee, will be given if a written cancellation is received at least two working days before the scheduled program begins. 
No refund or transfer is given the day of the program.


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