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Intermediate to Advanced Level GAS Training: Trans/Gender Affirming Surgery

  • 16 Dec 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Zoom

Friday, December 16th
11:00am - 5:00pm
5 CEs

This program is co-sponsored by Wholehearted Psych

Intermediate to Advanced Level GAS Training
Trans/Gender Affirming Surgery

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) Identify 1-2 key factors in navigating the assessment process generally, regardless of procedure or knowledge. 

2) Describe an example distinguishing between appropriate discussions re: the surgical procedures, risks, etc. versus questions that are better for the surgical consultation. 

3) Describe 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) Discuss one way you might help clients to think outside of the binary box in terms of what they want their surgical outcomes to look like and feel like. 

8) Discuss 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+ options to seek further consultation, training, and support when navigating the assessment process, writing letters, supporting clients considering surgery, and navigating various challenges. 


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This program is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Psychological Association (NHPA) and Wholehearted Psych. NHPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NHPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. 

This program offers continuing education credits which are accepted by the State Board of Mental Health and the State Board of Psychologists for all N.H. licensees.

New Hampshire Psychological Association

PO Box 1492     |   Dover, NH 03821 

Phone- 603-415-0451

Proud Partner

New Hampshire Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. New Hampshire Psychological Association maintains responsibility for the programs and content of all continuing education events.

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