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New Jersey Society for Clinical Social Work
CEU Workshops for 2017
Free to Members $40.00 for Non-Members CEUs provided by the NJSCSW, a NJ State Board Authorized Provider
Sunday, May 21, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Working with Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth
Presented by: Patrick Connelly, Psy.D.
Location: 85 Raritan Ave. 5th Floor, Highland Park, NJ 08904
Skilled clinical support is needed to serve the mental health needs of transgender and gender expansive children, adolecscents and their families. This workshop will provide some critical information for social workers to know about this population. This will include description of the developmental process of this group, which shows tremendous variation. Key concepts and terminology about this group will also be shared. Implications for clincial work, including essential principles to effectively serve this group using an affirmative approach, will be presented as well.
Be knowledgeable about the spectrum of gender non-conforming and transgender children and adolescents, including how these chidren grow and develop in supportive affirming environments.
Gain information about the challenges these children face in unsupportive (ambivalent/confused) home environments and the larger social challenges in (school/community).
Learn what mental health challenges some of these children face.
Understand key principles of an affirmative approach to clincal work with this population.
Dr. Patrick Connelly has a private practice in Highland Park where he provides individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults. He is the Project Manager at the Haven School Based Mental Health Program in Piscataway where his accomplishments includes a life skills program for at-risk students, to improve academic and social-emotional functioning and a dating violence and suicide prevention program. Dr. Connelly's experience spreads into other school based and supervisory programs as well.