This half day presentation will provide a multi-disciplinary approach to providing informed medical and behavioral health gender care across the lifespan. Participants will increase their knowledge about medical best practices, current psychiatric trends including common co-morbidities, and the importance of family involvement in psychotherapy. This presentation will include case example/narratives as teaching tools.
Michelle Forcier M.D. M.P.H. is a pediatrician/adolescent medicine and primary care physician who has been providing gender and sexual health specialty care for over 15 years. She provides support, education, and medical options for gender patients from childhood through their elder years, as well as works as an advocate in the LGBTQ community.
Agnieszka Janicka, M.D. obtained her undergraduate education at Brown University and her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. She graduated from her residency training in Adult Psychiatry and her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Her clinical practice and expertise is in the care of transgender persons across a lifespan, ranging from very early childhood through adolescents to adults and the elderly. This year she will continue her work within the Lifespan system as the Director of Transgender Care focusing on improving the mental and behavioral health for Rhode Island’s transgender community.
Michele D. Paliotta, LICSW is a licensed independent clinical social worker practicing in North Providence, RI. She provides outpatient therapy for adolescents, adults and families with her primary specialty being gender care. In addition to her clinical practice, Ms. Paliotta provides trans* affirmative clinical/educational training, clinical consultation and has taught at the RI College School of Social Work in the Graduate Program. Ms. Paliotta is a dedicated advocate for all of her clients and considers providing therapy to be an act of social justice. Ms. Paliotta currently serves as the President of the Rhode Island chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (2014-2017).
(4 CE Credits)
At the conclusion of the workshop, participants:
1. Will increase familiarity with pertinent medical and behavioral health gender related terminology.
2. Will have an increased understanding of medical options for transition as well as potential considerations for psychiatric and medical co-morbidities.
3. Will increase their ability to assess Trans/gender related clients across the lifespan including: coming out/gender identity/gender expression, medical and behavioral health co-morbidities, providing clinical supports for the identified client, family, work and school.
4. Will obtain local and national trans related supports and resources.
• Enrollment: Enrollments are accepted on a first-come first-serve basis. This program has an enrollment limit of 40 participants. Early enrollment is strongly encouraged.
• Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. • Workshop begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. • Workshop concludes at 12:45 p.m.
• For RIPA members the fee is $80. • For non-members the fee is $120. • For student members the fee is $40.00. • For student non-members the fee is $60.00.
MAP AND DIRECTIONS
• A handling fee of $30 is deducted for cancellation prior to Friday, October 13, 2017. No refund will be made thereafter.
• Fee includes refreshment breaks.
• Participants arriving late or departing early will not receive credit or documentation of attendance.
• No partial credit provided. • Please submit any special needs requirements to the RIPA CPE Committee, 401-732-2400.
• Written grievances about the workshop may be addressed to the RIPA CPE Committee. • For more information about the workshop, please call the RIPA CPE Committee at 401-732-2400.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: For Psychologists: The Continuing Professional Education Committee of the Rhode Island Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Continuing Professional Education Committee maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants earn 4 credits for this program. For Social Workers and Mental Health Counselors: Applications for continuing education credits have been mailed to specific regulatory boards for approval for this workshop. Participants earn 4 credits for this program. For Other Disciplines: Call the RIPA office at 401-732-2400.