Educational Workshop: Best Practices in Behavioral Health for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Mass General Department of Psychiatry, the Department of Psychiatry Center for Diversity, and the National LGBT Health Education Center at Fenway Institute. The program is free for all Partners mental health clinicians.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this program, participants will be able to define basic concepts, pronouns and terminology relevant to mental health care for transgender and gender non-conforming people; describe the relationship of stigma and discrimination to mental health disparities experienced by transgender and gender non-conforming people; and apply best practices in mental health care for transgender and gender non-conforming patients. The target audience for this program is psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse clinicians, social workers, counselors, residents and fellows.

1:00 –  Welcome and introduction (Aisha Usmani, PhD & Anne Emmerich, MD)
1:15 –  Overview of concepts and terminology (Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH - Interim Director of Education and Training Programs, The Fenway Institute)
2:15 –  Developmental context and best practices for children and adolescents (Robert Kitts, MD)
3:15 –  Break
3:30 –  Best practices for adults throughout the lifespan (Alex Keuroghlian, MD)
4:30 –  Lived transgender experience (Alex Keuroghlian, MD and Robert Kitts, MD - Co-Faculty Advisor for HMS LGBTQ and Allies student organization (LAHMS))
5:30 –  Q&A and wrap-up

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the ACCME through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

McLean Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Mass General Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education (CE) for psychologists. The Mass General Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This offering meets the criteria for 4.75 Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists.

This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 4.75 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us for the status of social work CE accreditation.

Event Type
Education and training - Continuing medical education at Mass General
Health care professionals
Pre-Registration is required
Contact Information
Aisha Usmani, PhD
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Time1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

LocationO’Keeffe Auditorium, 55 Fruit St