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First Friday Forum: LGBTQ + Family Building: Unique Considerations & Affirmative Care
Friday, January 06, 2023, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST
Category: First Friday Forum (CE)

First Friday Forum: LGBTQ + Family Building: Unique Considerations & Affirmative Care

This program will be held virtually via Zoom. Details with instructions on how to view the webinar will be sent to all registrants the before the program (1/5).

Program: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This session is at the intermediate level and is designed for psychologists and other mental health professionals.

Friday Forums are cosponsored with the Metropolitan State University Psychology Department.

About the Program:
With developments in assisted reproductive technology and increasing numbers of individuals identifying as LGBTQ+, the number of LGBTQ+ families is rising. While there are financial and emotional considerations for any individual planning for or actively parenting, there are unique issues that LGBTQ+ people face. This training workshop will discuss the systemic variables and reproductive considerations that must be navigated during the family building journey. As clinicians who work with LGBTQ+ clients, it is imperative to understand the family building options available and have an affirmative approach to addressing the financial, psychological, reproductive, and social stressors that prospective and active LGBTQ+ parents navigate. Both case examples and review of the literature will be provided. 

This program qualifies for 3.0 continuing education credits. Attendees must attend entire session to gain credit.
The speaker has no conflicts of interest to report

Participants will be able to:

  1. Explain family building options available to LGBTQ+ individuals/couples.
  2. Describe unique reproductive considerations for transgender and gender diverse individuals.
  3. List affirming interventions to support the family building journey of LGBTQ+ individuals.
  4. Apply contemporary standards of care in their own practice.

About the Presenter:
Rebecca Stinson, Ph.D., ABPP, received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Iowa and is a board-certified clinical psychologist licensed in Minnesota and Iowa. Her specialty is in sexual and gender health, and she enjoys working with clients exploring identity across the lifespan. Along with providing evidence-based individual therapy, she conducts gender health evaluations as needed for medical institutions/insurance companies and occupational bodies. She has provided national and international training and consultation to mental health providers on affirmative care for LGBTQ+ individuals. As a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) she is dedicated to ongoing learning and providing care congruent with current standards of practice. She is committed to culturally competent care and integrates feminist theory into her work.

 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]


Registration Pricing:

Member Type    MPA Member    Non-Member    Student     Retired-Member (No CE credit)
Fee      $60      $95   $15                  $30

*Retired members have the option to pay the regular member rate to receive CE credit or take advantage of the discounted price with no CE.

MPA wants all members to have access to quality CE opportunities. If you are an MPA member and due to COVID-19 you are unable to work full time and can’t pay the full registration fee, please contact [email protected] to make other arrangements with staff.

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