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SBCPA Salon: Transgender Patient Care w/ Max Rorty, LCSW

  • 23 Oct 2020
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Online Via Zoom (link will be sent to registrants)


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Presentation by: 

Max Rorty, LCSW

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics

Transgender people self-report negative experiences with mental health and general health providers at a much higher rate than their cisgender (non-transgender) peers.

Presenter: Max Rorty is a cis advocate for transgender youth and their families. Max speaks to health care providers, schools, and faith communities about welcoming practices. Information regarding training can be found at

Course Outline


5:15-5:30pm – Greet, sign in, and socialize

5:30-5:45pm – Introduction of speaker and opening remarks

5:45-6:45pm – Presentation of topic (following the below description and objectives)

6:45-7:00pm – Q&A/evaluations

This presentation is designed to support clinicians who are uncertain about how to interact with potential transgender or genderqueer patients. The goal of the presentation is to reduce clinician anxiety and increase clinician flexibility by familiarizing care providers with appropriate terminology, demographic collection practices, and techniques for developing rapport with transgender or genderqueer patients.

Topics will included:

  • Differences between sex, gender and gender presentation. 
  • Terminology will be clarified, including trans man, trans woman, genderqueer, gender non-conforming and non-binary, personal pronouns and more. 
  • The importance of asking questions and acknowledging mistakes will be discussed, and the presentation will demonstrate how to craft an effective apology that promotes the development of clinician-patient rapport. 
  • Emphasis on youth care, including supporting positive mental health outcomes for transgender youth, possible medical interventions and family resources. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate between sex, gender and gender identity and sexual preference.

  • Apply their own personal pronoun preference and ask for another person’s pronoun preference.

  • Develop a demographic collection tool that fits their practice goals while respecting trans and queer identity categories.

  • Demonstrate good apology technique.

CPA is co-sponsoring with Santa Barbara County Psychological Association (SBCPA). 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 give credit only 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. 

This salon will be held via zoom.

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