Widening the Scope of Your Clinical Practice with Clients that Identify as Transgender

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Widening the Scope of Your Practice with Clients that Identify as Transgender


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

12:00 pm to 1:30pm


Presenter: Acey Mercer, LMSW

NASW Members: FREE | Non-Members: $30

This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed marriage and family therapists

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Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Presenter: Acey Mercer, LMSW
NASW Member Fee: FREE
Non-Member Fee: $30

Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm


Providing culturally competent and affirming mental health and medical care for transgender people requires a specific knowledge base. This workshop will offer solid tools to provide best practices and cultivate transgender affirming care. Exploration of the components of gender identity will equip participants with language, knowledge, and assessment skills. 


Learning Objectives:

After the completion of this webinar, participants will:

  • Recognize personal bias and perceptions of sex and gender to provide more affirming care for vulnerable transgender clients.
  • Differentiate between sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender role expression and sexual orientation in order to assert cultural competence when exploring a client’s identity.
    Assess gender and body dysphoria to appropriately evaluate clients seeking medical and surgical transition.
  • Recognize specific mental health issues and health disparities facing transgender individuals.

This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), and licensed marriage and family therapists. (Provider ID #MFT-0037)


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Acey A. Mercer, LMSW is a graduate of the University at Albany School of Social Welfare, where he obtained his Master’s in Social Work. Prior to graduate school Acey studied at Radboud Universiteit in the Netherlands where his academic focus was in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Acey is currently Practice Manager and a therapist at Choices Counseling & Consulting in Albany, NY. He works with adults, youth, and their families as they navigate questions and challenges related to the emotional, social, legal and medical aspects of gender transition. Acey’s clinical lens gives a strong compliment to the professional education services he delivers as Senior Consultant of the Training Institute for Gender, Relationships, Identity, and Sexuality (TIGRIS). Acey specializes in providing clinical training and policy development as it relates to best serving transgender and nonbinary populations in medical, mental health and educational institutions. [workshop blurb].  



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September 25th, 2019 12:00 PM   through   1:30 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $ 0.00
NASW (Non-NYS) Member $ 0.00
Non-Member $ 0.00