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SBCPA Salon Series: Being a Gender Competent Clinician, Presented by: Max Rorty, LCSW

  • 07 Nov 2014
  • 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 2060 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite 202 (access off of Mission Ridge Rd), Santa Barbara


This Salon is full.  Please email Karen Lehman ( if you would like to be put on a waiting list.


The presentation will teach participants the difference between sex, gender, gender expression, gender roles and sexual orientation. Attendees will review the identities of trans men and trans women, as well as gender non-normative people, including butches and transvestites. Participants will practice asking colleagues and clients for their gender pronoun. Discussion will include institutional barriers to transgender care, including demographic collection documents, and facilities signage.

Goals and Objectives:

Attendees will be able to:

  1. Discuss the difference between sex, gender and gender expression.
  2. Define “cisgender,” “trans man,” and “trans woman.”
  3. Introduce themselves using their preferred gender pronoun, and ask others for their own preferred gender pronoun.
  4. Create trans-sensitive demographic collection documents for professional use.

Timed Outline:

5:15-5:30pm – Greet, sign in, and socialize
5:30-5:35pm – Introduction of speaker and opening remarks
5:35-6:45pm – Presentation of topic (following the above description and objectives) 6:45-7:00pm – Q&A/evaluations 

About the Presenter:

Max Rorty is a cis-female social worker at Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital, a Commissioner for the Santa Barbara City Council and a Disaster Mental Health responder for the American Red Cross. She is an author and authority on best practices for providers working with transgender and genderqueer people. She has presented to government officials and leaders of industry in healthcare and mental health locally and nationally.

1.5 CE's available for California-licensed Psychologists

The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 1.5 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

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