2-day course: Friday Nov 9, 4:30-7:30 pm Saturday Nov 10, 8:30a-4:30pm COURSE DESCRIPTION Assisting people through gender-affirming medical care requires providers to have a wide array of relevant information about the medical procedures, as well as the historical and political context of the care that has an impact in the relationship. In this course, participants will learn how to collaborate with and prepare clients for transgender-affirming surgery, hormone therapy, and pubertal suppression using informed consent and facilitated progress frameworks. Participants will be exposed to the historical and current context of our role in medical care and build practices that can minimize harm. Participants will learn to conduct an assessment for factors that can complicate, or be complicated by, medical care; create a holistic treatment recommendation; and support clients through the steps of medical preparation and aftercare. Participants will be exposed to the fundamental dynamics of each gender-affirming surgery and hormone intervention that is currently covered by insurance.
Cost: 0 - 200 USD