Gender dysphoria: a profound state of unease or discontent, accompanied by depression, agitation, and/or anxiety with one’s assigned sex.
Youth experiencing gender dysphoria are seeking support from mental health professionals in increasing numbers. The College of Psychology at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is taking proactive steps to prepare future providers to support these youth in ways that make a lasting difference.
YES Institute, in partnership with Dr. Jamie Joseph, delivered a clinical continuing education course to NSU psychology students and faculty. Content included: current knowledge on gender transitioning and youth who transcend traditional gender expectations; best practices in gender-affirmative care; and latest research on the co-occurrence of autism and gender dysphoria.
“Improved my knowledge of the medical hurdles young people face, and how I can distinguish myself as a safe resource.”
“Very applicable to my practice—up-to-date research, policies, and language that will allow me to better serve my patients.”
We are thrilled to be part of educating the next generation of psychologists. Thank you, NSU, for your leadership and vision!
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