IAHIP Workshop Schedule
Saturday 10th October 2015 – 10.00a.m. – 4.30p.m.
IAHIP Office, 40 Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
It’s time to gear up as clinicians who have little, no or an old (pre-2007) background working with gender issues.
It’s time to look at our own gender histories and become up to date in what it is to be gender fluid, gender creative, etc. if we are to assist parents and families who are to raise healthy TransKids.
TransKids and Teens are here to stay and our awareness of their presence is rapidly growing. It’s no longer ok to turn away clients with these issues. It’s time we get up to speed.
Professionally this is an exciting time and we have the opportunity to genuinely be of service.
The tide is swelling and there’s no turning back. A FaceBook Page for parents of transgender children and teens grew from a membership of 400 this past November 2015 to 2400 this past August 2015.
Studies are starting to fill the pages of our professional journals:
“We have absolutely no idea what their lives will look like, because there are very few transgender adults today who lived as young kids expressing their gender identity,” Olson said. “That’s all the more reason why this particular generation is important to study. They’re the pioneers.” The study, led by psychological scientist Kristina Olson of the University of Washington, is one of the first to explore gender identity in transgender children using implicit measures that operate outside conscious awareness and are, therefore, less susceptible to modification than self-report measures.” Assoc. for Psychological Science, January 2015
Join the conversation with Christine Harris, LCSW, LISW-CP, DCC as we look at what parents need to learn and process in order to keep their children healthy and safe.
Christine is holding a workshop on The Transgender Client; their Family as part of the current IAHIP schedule of workshops. Please find further workshop information and booking details here. Bookings for this workshop can also be made via the IAHIP website www.iahip.org in the payments section.