208, 308 – Beyond Transgender 101

New Perspectives on Gender Diversity
Parts 1 & 2
Margaret Nichols & Laura Jacobs

Transgender and gender-expansive people are more visible today than they were in the past, and there’s been a corresponding acceptance of gender diversity as normal and varying along a continuum. Indeed, you’ve probably seen or heard of clients who describe themselves as gender fluid or genderqueer. You may hear about the challenges faced by transitioning people and their partners, or the difficult decisions faced by gender atypical youth and their families. In this workshop, you’ll explore:

  • The principles of the new gender-affirmative therapy and research findings that ground it
  • How best practices have changed around gender nonconformity and transgender teenagers having access to medical care at a younger age
  • How to identify and diagnose gender dysphoria in children as opposed to adolescents and adults
  • Current areas of controversy in care for children and younger adolescents, such as sterility, age of first introduction of cross-gender hormones, and surgical complications for kids on puberty blockers


Note: This workshop fulfills many state board requirements for training in cultural competency.

Continued with workshop 308

Note: This workshop fulfills many state-board requirements for training in cultural competency.

Margaret Nichols, PhD, has been a licensed psychologist and AASECT certified sex therapy supervisor working in the LGBTQ community for 35 years. She founded the New Jersey Hyacinth AIDS Foundation and is the founder and president of the Institute for Personal Growth.

Laura Jacobs, LCSW-R, is a transgender and genderqueer-identified psychotherapist, activist, speaker, and author, who serves as chair of the board for the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in New York.

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