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Clinical and Ethical Issues with Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth: A Deeper Dive


This webinar will offer a working definition of terms, including Transgender, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Intersex, Gender Nonconforming, Non-Binary, Intersex, Gender Transition, and Ally. Language and terminology will be examined with emphasis on using affirming language and avoiding offensive terminology.

This webinar will examine mental health risk factors that impact transgender youth from an ethical lens. These risk factors include a 40 percent rate of attempted suicide, increased incidence of anxiety and depression, bullying, and social and familial rejection, all of which can exacerbate mental health issues.

This webinar will focus on clinical interventions with an emphasis on delivering these interventions from an ethical and evidence-based lens. We will focus on two complex cases: Luna, a case involving parental disagreement with regard to permitting a transgender 7-year-old girl to commence a social transition and the second case, Patrick, will focus on complications that arise when a transgender adolescent is permitted (by the parent) to access hormones to initiate a medial transition without medical supervision and absent mental health consultation.


  • Identify and apply relevant values, ethical principles, and ethical standards to clinical decision making when working with TGBC adolescents and youth. This will include the values of service, social injustice, competence, and cultural awareness.
  • Identify three risk factors and three protective factors that may adversely impact TGNC children and adolescents youth and will explore possible interventions from an ethical lens.
  • Apply ethical decision-making principles to one or two complex cases.


March 12, 20219:00am - 9:15amOverview and Introductions
March 12, 20219:15am - 9:45amWorking Definitions
March 12, 20219:45am - 10:30amApplying an Ethical Lens to Case Planning
March 12, 202110:30am - 10:45amBreak
March 12, 202110:45am - 11:15amExamining Risks and Benefits from an Ethical Lens
March 12, 202111:15am - 11:30amPatrick Case Study and Discussion (Complications arise when youth transitions without the benefit. of medical supervision)
March 12, 202111:30am - 11:45amLuna Case Study and Discussion (Parent Discord with regard to social transition)
March 12, 202111:45am - 12:15pmWrap Up
March 12, 202111:45am - 12:00pmWrap Up
webinar (synchronous interactive)


  • 3/12/2021 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

CE Contact Hours

  • 2 ethics live interactive online
  • 1 regular live interactive online

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