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Chapter Meeting: “Sexuality, Gender, and Identity: The Gender Spectrum Breaks Out of the Closet”

March 11, 2018 @ 8:45 am

This presentation will address the issues of gender identity and expression, their relationship to sexual identity and sexual orientation, and the challenges of trans and nonbinary identities. Clinical practice issues with such persons including how to understand individual developmental pathways as well as common challenges for those who are trans/nonbinary will be reviewed. The questions concerning presentation, coming out, passing, and transition will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify two major concepts related to gender identity and expression that may clinically impact their work with the trans/non-binary community.
  • Participants will be able to identify the current standards of care when working with this population.
  • Participants will be able to identify two common clinical practice issues trans/non-binary persons face.
  • Participants will be able to identify impending cultural and professional challenges in gender issues.

Presenter: Erica E. Anderson, Ph.D, is a clinical psychologist with more than 30 years of experience as a licensed psychologist in 3 states. She is a member of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health, and has had academic appointments at The University of Minnesota and Thomas Jefferson University’s School of Population Studies. She has published articles and book chapters on a variety of clinical and management topics and serves on a task force for the World Health Organization in the development of criteria for the International Classification of diseases.  She also serves as a reviewer for several professional journals, and conducts a part time private practice as a clinical psychologist in Oakland.

Meeting schedule:

  • 3:45-4:00p registration
  • 4:00-5:00p Working with the Trans and Non-Binary Community
    • Identifying issues related to gender identity and expression
    • Current standards of care
    • Common clinical practice issues working with this population
    • Cultural and professional challenges

CEs offered: 2 CEs for $10, general admission is free

Contact: For any questions, concerns, disability accommodations, or grievances related to programming, please contact the Programming Chair, Rose Dito, (650) 692-4118

SF CAMFT is a CAMFT approved CEU provider (#62283).  The above course meets the qualifications for two hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  If you are interested in obtaining CEUs, you may do so by paying $10 (cash or check) at the beginning of the workshop.  To qualify for CE credit, you must arrive on time, sign in at the CE table, stay until the end of the program, turn in the evaluation and pick up your certificate.

Location instructions:

To access paid garage parking take the Duboce entrance between, Castro and Scott into California Pacific Medical Center, and drive straight to enter the parking structure. There is also free street parking around the hospital area. Bicycle parking is located in the parking structure just to the left upon entering.

To find the Gazebo Room, turn right upon leaving the parking structure, walk down the hill to the Emergency room entrance, walk in the door and then down the hall to your right. Take the elevator up one floor, and walk right to the end of the hall.  The Gazebo Room is at the left at the end of the hall.

We encourage you to wear layers of clothing as the room temperature may vary.


March 11, 2018
8:45 am


Rose Dito


CPMC Davies Campus, Gazebo Room