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Saturday, July 26 • 9:15am - 10:45am
Transitioning Teens and the Adolescent Experience

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What does it mean for a teenager to undergo gender transition in adolescence? During this precarious developmental stage in a young person’s life, there are a number of processes occurring that must be given additional consideration in youth who are going to undergo gender transition. This workshop will include a review of adolescent developmental tasks, as well as the additional challenges faced by transgender youth presented by Susan Landon, of the Los Angeles Gender Center. Dr. Johanna Olson, the Medical Director of the Center for Transyouth Health and Development, will review adolescent brain development, and discuss how this development interacts with gender transition.

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avatar for Susan P. Landon, MA, LMFT

Susan P. Landon, MA, LMFT

Susan P. Landon, MA, LMFT is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Program at the Los Angeles Gender Center with over 30 years of experience counseling children and their families.  She is on the Advisory Board of Transforming Family and a facilitator for the parent groups.  Susan has prepared many schools in the LA area to meet the needs of gender non-conforming children and transgender youth.  Recently, Susan... Read More →
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Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD is a full time faculty member of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles since 2006. In 2012, she became the Medical Director of the Division’s Center for Transyouth Health and Development, specializing in the care of gender nonconforming and transgender children and adolescents. Dr. Olson-Kennedy spearheads a program of research at CHLA that aims to understand the experience of... Read More →


Saturday July 26, 2014 9:15am - 10:45am
Soda Center – Moraga St Mary's College of California, 1928 St Marys Rd, Moraga, CA 94556

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