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Social Justice Speaker Series: Gender Diversity: History, Happenings, and How to Help

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free – $15.00

CPA’s Social Justice Speaker Series

Gender Diversity: History, Happenings,

and How to Help

Date & Time:  Thursday, June 22nd, 2023 from 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Location: Via Zoom: Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/5n8rztth (Participants will be prompted to enter name and email address)

Cost: FREE to attend

Continuing Education: Eligible for 1 CE – FREE for CPA Members; $15 for Non-Members

Presenter: Dr. Derek Fenwick


This talk will attempt to increase flexible thinking for clinicians around gender diversity.  First, the talk will outline the historical perspective of gender diversity across cultures. Next the talk will examine the current climate of LGBTQ+ anti-legislation and its impact on this marginalized group.  Finally, the talk will give tips to clinicians when working with patients who identify as LGBTQ+.

Learning Objectives:

1)     Participants will be able to describe at least 2 ways gender diversity among cultures and groups of people has existed throughout history.

2)     Participants will identify 3 ways the current political climate affects LGBTQ+ and gender diverse individuals.

3)     Participants will learn about at least 3 specific clinical skills to help LGBTQ+ and gender diverse individuals when working with them in a clinical mental health setting.


1) Attacks on Gender Affirming Care by State Map. (2023, April 24). Human Rights Campaign. https://www.hrc.org/resources/attacks on-gender-affirming-care-by-state-map

2) Dunlop, B. J. (2022). The Queer Mental Health Workbook. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

3) Faye, S. (2022). The Transgender Issue. Verso Books.

4) Pennington, H. (2022, June 14). What the evolution of gender can teach us about equality. Ford Foundation. https://www.fordfoundation.org/news-and-stories/stories/posts/what-the-evolution-of-gender-can-teach-us-about-equality/


June 22
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – $15.00




Connecticut Psychological Association – Social Justice Speaker Series


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