Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Youth: Clinical Tools for Working with Youth Across the Gender Spectrum – July 31, 2020

Presenter: Caroline Carter, PsyD

This generation of youth are profoundly expanding our understanding of the possibilities available for gender identity and expression. In light of this, many clinicians who work with youth, despite their specializations, may find themselves working with a young client who holds a transgender or gender nonbinary (TGNB) identity and/or expression.


  1. Attendees will be able to delineate two current research findings for treatment of TGNB youth
  2. Attendees will be able to identify, at minimum, three key clinical best practices for working individually with TGNC youth.


This training will focus on providing practitioners with foundational understandings and competencies for gender-affirming work with TGNB youth – during COVID-19 and beyond. 

Join us for a stimulating virtual learning experience where you will stretch your gender schema!  This webinar will help you gain a deeper conceptual understanding of TGNB youth, learn current research findings about how to promote wellness in TGNB youth, and be able to recognize the unique ways gender dysphoria can manifest.  In addition, it will address the unique effects of intersectionality among TGNB youth of color and provide you with a “Mini Clinical Tool Kit” of TGNB youth best practices.  Finally, we hope you will gain additional tools for supporting TGNB youth during COVID-19.

Whether you work in an educational or clinical setting, this training will provide practical skills and information that will enhance your work with TGNB youth.

When: July 31, 2020

Time:  9:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: This professional training session is a live, interactive webinar.  We will send you the link to join the session after your register.

CE units: 2.0

Course Level:  Beginning to Intermediate (useful for psychologists/therapists new to this field and to those with some experience in this field)

Cost:  $95 Early Bird Rate until July 10

  • Then $110
  • $75 Student Rate

Are you a part of a group?  We offer a $10 discount to individuals coming in a group from an organization or school. Please register individually but provide the names of everyone in your group in the ‘order notes’ of checkout.

Please go to the registration page on the Institute for Girls’ Development website for more details.

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8:45 – 9:00 – Sign in via live chat

9:00 – 9:10– Welcome and introduction to the program and Dr. Carter

9:10 – 9:30– Cultural paradigm shifts in the understanding of gender

9:30 – 10:00 – Current research on TGNB youth

10:00 – 10:45 – TGNB youth Best Practices “Mini Clinical Toolkit”

10:45 – 11:00 – Questions and Discussion 

11:00 – Sign out via live chat and evaluations

LOGISTICS (Sign in/out, evaluations and certificates)

You will be asked to sign in and out of the event using the Chat feature of the webinar platform (SecureVideo).  With a completed sign-in/sign-out, certificates will be emailed to the address you provide when you register.  In addition, you will find a course evaluation in the materials that will be emailed to you when you register.  This is a Word document which you can fill in and save.  Please do so and return it by email to


 Caroline Carter, PsyD
LA Gender Center
Licensed Clinical Psychologist – PSY 30377. 

Dr. Carter is an Affiliate Therapist with the Los Angeles Gender Center, where she has worked with TGNB for over the last 9 years. Dr. Carter works predominantly in LAGC’s Child and Adolescent Program and sees transgender and gender nonbinary clients weekly in South Pasadena. 

Dr. Carter has a strong passion for working with TGNB youth and is firm believer in the primary role of positive and affirmative interpersonal connection and support for increasing resiliency among youth. This passion led Dr. Carter to co-develop Gender Camps, which hosts summer programs created to bring together TGNB youth ages 6-12. 

Dr. Carter is also a group facilitator with Transforming Family, an organization which provides monthly support for families who have a TGNB child or adolescent. She currently serves as clinical support for the support group for parents of pre-adolescent children. Additionally, in 2014 Dr. Carter helped to develop LAGC’s Training Program and she is currently the Program Coordinator for LAGC’s continuing education development and implementation. Dr. Carter has trained clinicians and educators on gender diversity both locally and nationally. Dr. Carter earned her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University and her Masters in Women’s Studies in Religion from Claremont Graduate University.

Illuminated Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Illuminated Education maintains the responsibility for this program and its content.

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts APA approval for CE activities for  MFTs, LCSWs, LPPCs and/or LEPs.

Outside of California, please check with your licensing board to see whether APA approval is accepted for CE credit in your state.  Please call Dr. Cooper if you have further questions (626-744-9472).


For refunds, accommodations, requests and other questions about the program content or webinar technology, please contact Paige Hobey, Director of Community Education and Outreach at the Institute for Girls’ Development , at 626-585-8075 ext. 121 or



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