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2018 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Conference

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Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Conference

Understanding Gender Identity Development in Children and Youth

May 4, 2018

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Four Points by Sheraton London
1150 Wellington Road South, London, ON

Overall Learning Objectives


1. Recognizing biological, psychological and social influences on gender identity development
2. Become aware of the current clinical practice guidelines to manage gender dysphoria in youth
3. Understanding the intersection between mental health outcomes and gender identity development
4. Identify opportunities and challenges in providing optimal care for gender diverse youth


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Scott F. Leibowitz

"Today's Genderation of Children and Adolescents: Challenges, Opportunities, and Multidisciplinary Collaboration"


Plenary Speaker: Dr. Devita Singh


"From DSM-III (1980) to DSM-5 (2013): Reflections on Understanding Gender Dysphoria"

Who Should Attend?
Psychiatrists, Family Physicians, Pediatricians, Psychologists, Nurses, Social Workers, Researchers, Allied Health Professionals, Educators and Administrators working with the children and youth.


Contact: Jason Widdes CPD Coordinator, Phone: 519.685.8500 ext. 75783
Email: DCAPcpd@sjhc.london.on.ca

 

REGISTRATION FEES:  Prices are per person; includes lunch and refreshment breaks please note any dietary requirements

Early Bird (until April 13, 2018) - $160 (includes HST)
AFTER April 13, 2018-
$185 (includes HST)
University of Western HST# R10816 2587 RT0001

*Parkwood Mental Health care workers and LHSC Child and Youth workers please contact Jason.Widdes@sjhc.london.on.ca for a discounted rate.

  Workshops  

Please choose one morning session and one afternoon session

There are 4 workshops please choose a morning workshop and a different afternoon workshop.

We will endeavor to accommodate your choices, however, workshop numbers are limited and may be assigned based on space availability.

  • Dr. Devita Singh— Therapeutic Care of Adolescents with Gender Dysphoria
    - Morning Workshop spots available 
    - Afternoon Workshop is FULL

    Learning Objectives
    1. To provide an overview of a clinical model of assessment when working with adolescents with gender dysphoria.
    2. To provide an overview of associated mental health issues experienced by adolescents with gender dysphoria and how these issues can be integrated with an overall therapeutic plan.
    3. To provide an overview of the clinical guidelines outlined in the World Professional Association for Transgender Health’s Standards of Care.

  • Dr. Ken Zucker : Therapeutic Care of Gender Dysphoria in Pre-pubertal Children
    - Morning Workshop is FULL
    - Afternoon Workshop spots available
    Learning Objectives
    1. To provide an overview of the current therapeutic approaches, and their theoretical and philosophical underpinnings, when working with pre-pubertal children with a DSM-5 diagnosis of Gender Dysphoria
    2. To provide an overview of associated mental health issues experienced by children with gender dysphoria and how these issues can be integrated with an overall therapeutic plan.
    3. To provide an overview of long-term follow-up studies of children with gender dysphoria, including what is known about predictors of long-term outcome.

  • Dr. Robert Stein: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Medical Management of Gender Dysphoria in Youths 
    - Morning Workshop spots available
    - Afternoon Workshop is FULL
    Learning Objectives
    1. To understand the medical options available for children with gender dysphoria
    2. To understand the appropriate timing for initiation of medical intervention for gender dysphoria
    3. To understand the expected benefits and potential risks of hormonal therapy in children with gender dysphoria

  • Victor Feunekes: Open Closet: A Client-centered + Trans-Affirming Social and Support Group
    - Morning and Afternoon spots available
    Learning Objectives
    1. Understand the benefits and challenges of anti-oppressive + Trans-Affirming Practice with Gender Diverse Youth
    2. Learn the basics of Trans-Affirming care to use in your agency/practice
    3. Discuss the role of social supports in the holistic well-being of Trans Youth

 

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University for up to 6.25 Mainpro+ credits

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. You may claim a maximum of 6.25 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent participating in the educational program.

The Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario maintains responsibility for the program.

This program has no commercial support. .