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Friday, July 25 • 1:40pm - 3:05pm
Just a Girl, Just a Boy

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"My child will not talk about anything transgender. She just wants to be a girl.” Integrating transgender experience into core self is an important element of development for transgender youth, and can be incredibly difficult when transgender identities are not celebrated in their social environments. This integration seems to be more challenging for those who are transitioning early in life. This workshop will present strategies for helping youth to include their transgender selves into their identities. Case examples will be presented for assistance in illuminating the pros and cons of the “just a girl, just a boy” phenomenon. We will discuss the importance of parent/caregiver language that celebrates transgender, and encourages youth to embrace this part of their experience.

Speakers
avatar for Aydin Olson-Kennedy, MSW, ACSW

Aydin Olson-Kennedy, MSW, ACSW

Director, Los Angeles Gender Center
Aydin Olson-Kennedy, MSW, is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Gender Center where he provides psychotherapy for gender non-conforming and transgender youth, adults and their families. Before moving to Los Angeles, Mr. Olson-Kennedy founded of the Community Counseling Program... Read More →
avatar for Susan P. Landon, LMFT

Susan P. Landon, LMFT

Susan P. Landon, LMFT is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Program at the Los Angeles Gender Center. For the past 12 years she has worked to provide the safe and welcoming space that gender non-conforming children and transgender youth need to explore their gender journey... Read More →
avatar for Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD

Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD

Medical Director, Center for Transyouth Health and Development, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Johanna Olson-Kennedy has been providing medical intervention for gender non-conforming and transgender youth and young adults for the past twelve years, and is considered a national expert in this area. Double board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Dr. Olson-Kennedy... Read More →


Friday July 25, 2014 1:40pm - 3:05pm
Dante 114 St Mary's College of California, 1928 St Marys Rd, Moraga, CA 94556

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