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Ethics and Case Conceptualization of Gender Affirming Referral Letters

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This workshop will provide an exploration of common ethical concerns and case conceptualization difficulties encountered by mental health professionals regarding assessing for and writing referral letters for gender affirming medical interventions. The referral letter is a document culminating from information gathered during the assessment session(s). The workshop will include didactic and interactive components. As a disclaimer, this workshop assumes basic knowledge and clinical experience with gender affirming referral letters and is not meant as a “101” course.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss common ethical concerns regarding the assessment and referral letter writing experience
  • Identify ways their own values and biases show up in the assessment and referral letter writing process
  • Utilize ethical decision-making to avoid infringing on the requesting individual’s autonomy and self-determination

CE Information - Earn 1.5 CE Hours

American Psychological Association
CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Texas Board of Social Work Examiners
CE-Go, a service of CE Learning Systems, is approved to offer continuing education courses by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#6460). CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for the courses.

Please check your state board requirements to ensure that the above approvals are appropriate for your discipline

Abbie Rolf, MA

Abbie is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern practicing psychotherapy in an intimate private practice in Largo, FL. Their primary therapeutic focus is serving and supporting local transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, and gender diverse individuals. They proudly serve the LGBQIAP+ community, consensually non-monogamous adults, and those who practice BDSM/kink. Their particular areas of interest include gender-affirming care, grief/loss, trauma, shame, anxiety, and depression.

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Date & Time: 
Friday, June 11, 2021
11:00 am to 12:30 pm