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Advanced GAS Training

  • 28 Jan 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Zoom

Friday, January 28th
11:00am - 5:00pm
5 CEs

This program is co-sponsored by Wholehearted Psych

Advanced Gender Affirming Surgery (GAS) Training
Surgery Info, Psychological Risks, & Aftercare Considerations through a Liberation Lens

With Dr. Addyson Tucker

A training for Behavioral & Mental Health providers (any psychological/mental health-focused provider who might be asked to write a behavioral/mental health letter of support for a trans person seeking affirming surgery). Learn more about the most common procedures that you'll be asked to write letters for, understand psychological and other risks/complications that clients might worry about, as well as aftercare considerations. Approach the assessment from a lens of gender & racial liberation, hear case examples, see sample templates for various procedures, and explore questions related to common challenges and barriers. 


Learning Objectives to be accomplished by this CE event: 

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to: 

1) Have an understanding of key helpful ways to navigate the assessment process generally, regardless of procedure or knowledge. 

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

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

4) Discuss 2+ psychological worries/risks related to the surgery process & recovery.

5) Distinguish between phalloplasty versus metoidioplasty procedures. 

6) Distinguish between double incision versus less-invasive chest procedures. 

7) Comfort encouraging clients to think outside of the binary box in terms of what they want their surgical outcomes to look like and feel like. 

8) Reflect on 2+ important considerations for each of the following surgical procedures: chest mastectomy, phalloplasty, and vaginoplasty 

9) Identify a key component of aftercare for optimal results with the following:

     a) For double mastectomy 

     b) For inverted vaginoplasty 

10) Identify 2+ resources to seek further consultation, training, and support when navigating the assessment process, writing letters, supporting clients considering surgery, and navigating various challenges. 



This program is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Psychological

Association (NHPA) and Wholehearted Psych. NHPA is approved by the

American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for

psychologists. These credits are also accepted by the State Board of Mental

Health Practice and the State Board of Psychologists for all New Hampshire

licensees. 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. 

New Hampshire Psychological Association

PO Box 1492     |   Dover, NH 03821 

Phone- 603-415-0451

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