This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of working with nonbinary clients. This will include an initial brief introduction to terminology, to the current WPATH Standards of Care, and to dominant treatment protocols for nonbinary clients in the US. We will discuss the issues that nonbinary clients and their families might bring to therapy and how to address these competently and systemically. The role that family therapists might play in the care of nonbinary clients and their families will be addressed, including the role that LMFTs might play in supporting clients who may pursue medical or legal transition processes. The importance of liaising with other providers, such as medical providers, will also be addressed. Participants will be invited to reflect on their own gender histories, identities and expressions. The webinar will be highly participatory and participants are encouraged to bring their questions and curiosity. Ethical issues in relation to power, dominant discourses of gender and the historical oppression and marginalization of nonbinary people will be woven through the webinar and will be addressed from an intersectional perspective.
Date: October 30, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern
Presenter Alex Iantaffi, PhD, MS, SEP, CST, LMFT is a certified sex therapist, family therapist, Somatic ExperiencingⓇ practitioner, clinical supervisor, writer and independent scholar. They are adjunct faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and the chair elect for the Trans and Queer interest network of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. They were the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Sexual and Relationship Therapy for eleven years and have researched, presented and published extensively on gender, disability, sexuality, and relationships. Alex is passionate about healing justice and community-based and engaged scholarship. They are a trans masculine, non-binary, bi queer, disabled, Italian immigrant who has been living on Dakota and Anishinaabe territories, currently known as Minneapolis, MN (US) since 2008. Alex has co-authored the books "How to UnderstandYour Gender: a practical guide for exploring who you are" and "Life Isn't Binary" with Meg-John Barker (Jessica Kingsley Publishers). They host the podcast Gender Stories. You can find out more about them at www.alexiantaffi.com or follow them on Twitter @xtaffi