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The Child Study Group

Friday, February 28, 2020, 12:15 PM until 1:45 PM
via video

Registration is required

The Child Study Group
is inviting all who are interested in learning and sharing about working with children to the Visiting Teacher Session with:
Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D.

“Getting Gender in Focus in the 21stCentury”

Friday, February 28, 2020 | 12:15pm – 1:45pm | 900 Lovett Blvd - Library
Course Description:
Historically, this is a pivotal time for psychoanalysis to re-tool itself to offer both comprehension and best care of children and youth who experience and express themselves outside our normative gender structures, either by declaring that they are not the gender that matches the sex designated to them at birth or not amenable to performing their gender within the socially prescribed norms for their stated gender, or both. Dr. Ehrensaft will present the interdisciplinary gender affirmative model of care developed collectively by experts at four major U.S. pediatric gender clinics, including UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, where she is Director of Mental Health of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center.
Using clinical material from clinic patients as well as presentation of case material from her private practice, the goal of this course is to demonstrate how the tools of psychoanalysis can be linked to the rubrics of the gender affirmative model to provide optimal care for gender expansive and transgender individuals, with a particular focus on children and their families.Opportunity will be provided for participants to discuss experiences in their own clinical practices, as well as to critique the gender affirmative model as to its potential strengths and weaknesses in providing in-depth psychoanalytically informed treatment of children, youth, and young adults.

Diane Ehrensaft, a developmental and clinical psychologist, associate professor of Pediatrics at University of California San Francisco, and Director of Mental Health of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.She specializes in research, clinical work, training, and consultation related to gender expansive children, and publishes and lectures both nationally and internationally on this topic. Dr. Ehrensaft is presentlyco-investigator in a four-site NIH grant studying the effects of puberty blockers and gender-affirming hormones in gender expansive and transgender youth and principal investigator in a companion four-site grant studying the psychological experiences of prepubertal gender expansive children.She is co-editor with Dr. Colt Keo-Meier ofThe Gender Affirmative Model, andauthor ofThe Gender Creative Child; Gender Born, Gender Made; Mommies, Daddies, Donors, Surrogates; Building a Home Within(co-edited with Toni Heineman);Spoiling Childhood;Parenting Together.Dr. Ehrensaft received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and has served on the faculty of UCSF, University of California, Berkeley, The Wright Institute Berkeley, Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, and Access Institute San Francisco.She is a member of WPATH and a chapter work group member for the WPATH Standards of Care Version 8 and also on the Board of Directors of Gender Spectrum, an organization providing education, advocacy, and support to families, schools, and community to build gender inclusivity. Dr. Ehrensaft is also a founding member, advisory board member, and senior clinician of A Home Within, a national organization offer pro-bono psychotherapy and serving the emotional needs of children and youth in foster care.

Learning Objectives:After this presentation, participants will be able to:
1.Develop skills in identifying areas of psychoanalytic theory or practice that are potentially harmful to gender expansive children and youth
2.Apply the concept of relational mirroring as used in therapeutic encounters with gender expansive children and youth
3.Integrate Irene Fast’s concept of gender inclusivity into analytic treatment of children exploring gender diverse pathways

Friday, 12:15-1:45 pm

Credit Hours awarded
1.5 per session, CFPS will require Evaluation Submission for the Study Group Series in exchange for a CME Certificate.

Child Study Group Registration Fee - $25 - Visiting Teacher Session
The Child Study Group will require a registration and a continuing education fee for non-CFPS Child Candidates and Trainees.CFPS Candidates and Trainees will be invoiced for Child Study Group as part of tuition.

You can attend sessions via video or in person at
CFPS, 900 Lovett Blvd., Room 208, Houston TX 77006
Two Step Registration Process:
1) Click on the 2019-2020 Child Study Group Registration Button below
2) Click on the Pay Now Button Below
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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint provider status of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies.The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 135 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies has been approved to offer continuing education units to social workers by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners.

The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies is approved by The American Psychoanalytic Association through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors to offer continuing education credit to licensed professional counselors.

The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies is approved by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists to provide continuing education activities for marriage and family therapists

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Dallas Psychoanalytic Center
PO Box 670218 | Dallas, Texas | 75367-0218
Phone: 214-471-5524