Approved for 3 EMDRIA Credits
Transgender and gender diverse (TGD) people sometimes experience gender dysphoria (GD) in addition to co-occurring issues like PTSD, depression, etc. While EMDR therapy has been adapted to help people with diverse experiences and identities and can treat these comorbidities, there is no EMDR protocol for conceptualizing and treating GD-related distress among TGD people. This TGD-affirming training seeks to educate and train EMDR clinicians to help people who experience distress from GD reduce their suffering and increase their self-worth and resilience. By completing this training, participants will be able to conceptualize GD through an adaptive information processing (AIP) lens and implement a model of EMDR therapy for reducing GD-related distress in TGD persons.
Presenter: Michael Kuffel, LCPC