Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0056

New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Westchester Chapter Co-sponsored with The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of NYCCSCW: Presents:


1.5 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Course Number:       Location:

Presenter: Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

Date:  March 5, 2016 

Time:  10:45 – 12:15

Location:  Mental Health Association
                29 Sterling Avenue
                White Plains, NY


This presentation will address the nature of gender and gender identity, cultural construction of identity, issues of marginalization, historical understandings and current social trends.  It will illustrate the significance of cultural competence when working with trans* and gender nonconforming clients and facilitate the development of competence within participants by demonstrating the  philosophies of care and clinical approaches to working with this vulnerable population through case vignettes. 

As a result of attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe  the history of treatment for transgender people and how it applies to current philosophies of care and treatment protocols.

  • Identify: terminology around transgender issues and define the subcultural norms, broader sociocultural issues and identity issues.

  • List 4 ways you have become better prepared for working with transgender clients as a result of attending this presentation.

    Presenter: Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R is a Trans* and Gender Queer-identified psychotherapist in the New York City area working with transgender and gender-nonconforming, LGBTQ, and sexual/gender minority populations.  She currently serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors and on the Clinical Care Committee of the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, a member of the Board of Directors, contributor, and editing team member of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves. She has been featured on Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy, The Derek and Romaine Show, and numerous programs on Doctor Radio on SiriusXM; she has presented on gender, sexuality, and alternate lifestyles for conferences including the Society for Sex Therapy and Research, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, the Philadelphia Trans* Health Conference, Dangerous Desires: Queer Politics in the New Millennium, and The Floating World, as well as at organizations and schools including the NY State Society of Clinical Social Workers, Vanderbilt University, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Rutgers University, NYU Silver School of Social Work.

    Level of experience:Clinicians who have 0-20 years of clinical experience, but may not have direct experience with trans and gender non-conforming clients.

    Pre-Registration: Up to 48 hours before presentation through Alison Abrams at:



Fees:  Pre-registered members:  $15.00

           Pre-registered non-members:  $20.00

           Registered at the door members:  $35.00

           Registered at the door non-members:  $45.00


Cancellation Policy: If you are pre-registered you can cancel up to 48 hours prior to the presentation.  Please advise Alison Abrams at the email address above.

Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course and the evaluation is completed.  Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.
For questions regarding course content, registration and disability access please contact Kristin or Rae Ann In the event of any grievance please contact Susan Klett, Director of Professional Development at

Who Should Attend: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple counselors

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