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Virtual Grand Rounds: Gender Diversity and Mental Health-A Developmental Approach

Silver Hill Hospital
Presented by

Aron Janssen, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Wednesday, April 13th, 2022
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Live Presentation via Zoom

Transgender health is the next frontier in medicine. From prevalence rates estimated at 1 in 10,000 just 10 years ago to rates of 1 in 80 today, transgender individuals are more visible than ever before, and with this increased visibility comes the stark recognition of the lack of appropriate research and data to describe the experience and needs of this varied group of individuals. With a focus on gender identity development and expression in childhood and adolescence, Dr. Janssen will begin with a review of what is known about the differential developmental trajectories regarding gender identity and expression, and the development of the concept of gender diversity and gender dysphoria. Dr. Janssen will then review the evidenced-based practices in assessment of gender dysphoria in youth and highlight the current standards of care in recommending social, medical and surgical interventions for transgender and gender diverse youth. This talk will highlight the controversies of the various approaches and the relevance across cultures.

Educational Objectives
As a result of participating in this activity, learners should be able to:
1. Discuss the developmental processes of gender identity development among transgender and gender non-conforming youth
2. Explain the unique psychiatric needs of gender diverse youth
3. Describe the current standards of care for the assessment and treatment of gender diverse youth

Accreditation Statement: Silver Hill Hospital is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: Silver Hill Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been approved for 1.5 Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal. Approval also meets the continuing education criteria for CT LMFTs, LPCs, and licensed psychologists

Disclosure: No one in control of content has indicated a relevant financial relationship with an ACCME defined commercial interest.