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Sunday, July 10 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Unpacking & Contextualizing Gender: For Parents, Caregivers, and All Who Work with Gender-Expansive Youth

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As parents and caregivers of transgender and gender-expansive youth we must understand our own relationship to gender. This presentation will use interactive exercises to look closely at the experience and development of gender identity, the language we use to describe ourselves and others, how gender gets communicated, and the impact of not fitting into the binary construction of gender. Intersections of identity and the experience of those with multiple levels of marginalization will be explored. Through this process we will better understand our own gender narrative and biases and move toward a better understanding of parental stages of understanding and acceptance, cultural and community issues, meeting the needs of your family, and how to advocate for your child in a transphobic climate.

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Shawn V Giammattei, PhD

Clinical Psychologist/Owner, Quest Family Therapy
Shawn V Giammattei, PhD is a clinical psychologist and gender specialist in private practice in San Francisco and Santa Rosa, CA specializing in family therapy with individuals, couples, and families where one or more family members identify outside the gender binary. He is a member... Read More →

Sunday July 10, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Soda Center - Orinda Hall

Attendees (25)