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Transgender Health: Focus on Mental Health & Resiliency

Class Details

Summary: The Network of the National Library of Medicine Pacific Southwest at the UCLA Biomedical Library and Southeastern Atlantic Region at the University of Maryland-Baltimore are excited to announce the final webinar in the NNLM Transgender Health series. With approximately 1 million adults in the U.S. identifying as Transgender/Gender Non-Binary (TGNB), less than one percent of physicians fall within this number, and the number continually decreases when surveying medical students, with a mere 0.7 percent identifying as TGNB (Dimant et.al.)

Join us on Monday, April 12th, 2021, 11am - 12pm PT / 2-3pm ET to learn about the health disparities for Transgender and Gender Non-Binary (TGNB) individuals in receiving quality mental healthcare.

Objectives:
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish sex, gender identity, roles & sexual orientation
  • Define 3 mental health stressors for TGNB youth and minorities
  • Cite 3 health information resources to support TGNB healthcare

Guest Speakers:
lore dickey (he/his), Ph.D., ABPP, is a counseling psychologist, an expert in the field of transgender psychological services, has served as co-chair of the APA task force on guidelines for working with trans people, and is an APA fellow. Dr. dickey is currently employed at North Country HealthCare, a federally qualified health center in Flagstaff, AZ. His passion for advocacy developed in childhood as a Girl Scout. He is proud to have been a member of the Girl Scouts of the USA for 50 years. His journey to becoming a psychologist was anything but linear. All of his career and life experiences that led to becoming a psychologist, inform his work today. This is especially true of his having made a gender transition in 1999. One of the primary reasons he returned to school after his gender transition was because he was tired of hearing the horror stories about the ways that transgender people were treated by mental health providers. He knew that the best way to make change was to be a part of the answer; and he has done just that. Professionally, his work began in academia. He has taught over 25 different courses, has over 40 publications, and has presented more than 100 times throughout the world. He has been recognized numerous times for his commitment to making the world a safe place for transgender and gender diverse people.

Ren Massey (he/his), Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who has practiced in the Atlanta area for over 30 years. Dr. Massey has served on the Board of Directors of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and on the Faculty of the WPATH Global Education Initiative (GEI). After serving on the GEI Steering Group, he is now the Co-Chair/Mental Health Chair of the WPATH GEI. He is also on the committee to update the Adolescents chapter and the People Living in Institutions chapter of the WPATH Standards of Care for people who are Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming. Dr. Massey has published on several topic areas, including gender identity, and he presents seminars primarily on gender identity issues. He has provided training in the USA and abroad for mental and medical healthcare professionals and students, , community groups, and faculties and staffs of numerous schools as well as universities. He is an adjunct assistant professor in the Emory University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Participants must register in advance via Zoom .
By registering, participants agree to abide by the NNLM Code of Conduct.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Apr 12, 2021
11:00AM - 12:00PM PT
Instructor(s):
Nora Franco, MSIS, Consumer Health Librarian
April Wright, MLS, All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator serving AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands
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Continuing Education Credits: 
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The Network of the National Library of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region at the UCLA Biomedical Library and Southeastern Atlantic Region at the University of Maryland-Baltimore are excited to announce the first NNLM Transgender Health webinar series. With approximately 1 million adults in the U.S. identifying Transgender/Gender Non-Binary (TGNB), this series will promote awareness of the social determinants of health, health disparities, and resilience in these individuals and communities. Please join us!

Our first session, "Intersectionality in Health Disparities: Focus on Black Transgender Women" is on March 31, 2021 from 11am-12pm PT / 2-3pm ET. More details and registration via Zoom. To register for the second and third sessions, click "Additional Details" on the right side of this page.

By registering, participants agree to abide by the NNLM Code of Conduct.