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    Transgender-Affirmative Care: Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Care for Transgender Patients

    Transgender individuals, often highly stigmatized and discriminated against, face multiple barriers when it comes to being affirmed within their gender identity.  A particularly challenging barrier regards seeking routine- and transition-related physical and mental health care. The purpose of this course is to provide easily consumable, evidence-based content that addresses basic transgender terminology, barriers to care transgender individuals currently (and historically) face, and affirmative approaches to routine care and transition support.

    Presented by Oak Reed, MA

    This is a recorded course.

    Original Presentation Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020

    Oak Reed earned his BS in psychology and sociology from Central Michigan University, his MA in clinical psychology from the University of Montana, and is currently a 6th year doctoral candidate at UM. He is completing his residency at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center with a focus on behavioral medicine. His primary research interests include analyzing motivations and impacts of anti-transgender prejudices and investigating barriers to care seeking among transgender individuals. Oak's Master's Thesis investigated the impact contact with transgender individuals has on decreasing prejudices, and his Dissertation is currently investigating the impact trans-affirmative care trainings has on health care providers competence and confidence in delivering adequate care. In addition, Oak has published both empirical and theoretical articles, book chapters, and book reviews on LGBT topics. Additionally, he has been invited to lecture on his research findings in university classrooms, provide didactic trainings in health care settings on transgender-affirmative care, and present research at national conferences. Oak is excited to continue sharing his knowledge with professionals working to provide trans-affirmative care!

    Duration: 1 hour.

    0:00 - Introductions and lecture begins.
    0:50 - Finalize lecture and address any remaining questions from participants.
    1:00 - Lecture ends and exam opens up for participants.

    Instructional level: Introductory (Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.)

    Course pre-requisites: None.

    CEU credits: The course qualifies for 1 Certification Maintenance Hour (CMH). Each state licensing board's requirements are different. Please check with your individual state licensing board CEU rules to see if this course qualifies for your license renewal requirements.

    Key learning outcomes:

    As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to...

    1. Describe demographics and define appropriate terminology.
    2. Identify and describe the health disparities that transgender populations face.
    3. Characterize the unique primary care needs of transgender patients.
    4. Identify transgender-specific factors that influence the populations’ access to and experiences with the US healthcare system, including quality of care and the patient–provider relationship.
    5. Name support services available to transgender patients.
    6. Identify sources of quality information on the care of transgender patients.
    7. Describe ongoing and upcoming research questions in transgender healthcare.

    Instructor financial disclosures:

    • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.

    Instructor non-financial disclosures:

    • I, Oak Reed, self-disclose my gender identity during the presentation, revealing my personal relationship to the topic.
    • Presenter reveals a bias toward non-discrimination toward transgender individuals.

    Instructional methodology: Lecture

    Course completion requires completing an exam. You will receive immediate feedback and be able to correct answers. We want to ensure that you have the correct information as presented in this course. Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a signature from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course.

    Special accommodations: Please email us with any special needs (e.g., people with hearing loss, people with learning disabilities, etc) prior to the event.