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2 - Part Gender Affirming Surgery & Assessments

  • 14 Nov 2020
  • 11:00 AM
  • 21 Nov 2020
  • 3:30 PM
  • Remote

Gender Affirming Surgery & Assessments
A Two Part Remote Training For Trans-Affirming Clinicians

With Dr. Megan Tucker


This event will take place on two consecutive Saturdays in November

Attend Both Sessions or Choose One
11:00am - 3:30pm 
Up to 8 CEs

Part 1: Saturday, November 14th
Surgery Assessments & Letter Writing

Part 2: Saturday, November 21st
Advanced Surgery Information & Considerations

This training is a 2-part, 2-day training on intermediate to advanced
about providing gender affirming surgery assessments to trans and gender nonbinary adults. This is for trans-affirming clinicians who serve the trans community.

Part 1
will focus on conducting the assessment and writing the letter.
Part 2 will focus on the various surgery, risks, complications, and the psychological impact. Resources will be provided. 

Learning Objectives: 

Part 1: Gender Affirming Assessments & Letter Writing

  1. Discuss the complicated nature of the diagnosis of Gender Dysphoria. 

  2. List 2+ requirements/criteria for top surgery according to WPATH. 

  3. List 2+ requirements/criteria for bottom surgery according to WPATH. 

  4. Identify 3+ components of the letter that most insurance companies require.

  5. Explain how to frame the assessment when meeting with a new client.

  6. Identify 2+ areas of discussion to explore during the assessment

  7. Explain the importance of being aware of privilege and power dynamics given the historical oppression and gatekeeping for the trans community. 

Part 2: Gender Affirming Surgery Information

  1. Discuss 2+ psychological risks/outcomes of gender affirming surgery.

  2. Understand 2+ risks and/or potential complications for each of the following surgical procedures: double mastectomy, phalloplasty, and vaginoplasty

  3. Distinguish between phalloplasty and metoidioplasty procedures

  4. Distinguish between double incision and less invasive chest procedures

  5. Identify the most crucial part of aftercare for optimal results:
    - For double mastectomy
    - For vaginoplasty

  6. For phalloplasty, have an understanding of the various phases of surgery that can take extensive time across months. 

  7. Be able to navigate the difference between appropriate discussions re: the surgical procedures, risks, etc. versus questions that are better for the surgical consultation.

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    This program is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Psychological Association (NHPA) and Megan Tucker, Psy.D. NHPA  is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NHPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Psychological Association.  NHPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NHPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 


The New Hampshire Psychological Association is a 501c6 non profit organization.  Our mission is to  advance the field of psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare.


NHPA PO Box 1492 Dover, NH 03821
Phone: 603-415-0451 
Email: office@nhpsychology.org

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