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Wednesday, June 22, 2022
3:30 p.m. ET

Bending the Binary: Contemporary Concepts for Gender & Mental Health Services

Over the past 50 years, concepts regarding gender and sexuality have changed within the mental health community. Both transgender and nonbinary identities are increasingly recognized, yet not always well understood within community mental health settings. This program focuses on gender identity and expression as it relates to social determinants of health and mental health, as well as explores concepts essential to understanding gender diversity in mental health practices. Participants also are encouraged to reflect on their personal trajectories of understanding and expressing gender to enhance supports for diverse clients and other individuals on their own journeys.

Join us for this 60-minute webinar where we will:

  1. Define contemporary terms and concepts associated with gender non-binary individuals and communities.
  2. Describe key areas of impact for mental health and well-being related to gender identity and other social determinants of health across the lifespan.
  3. Identify gender-affirming services and systems approaches for working with individuals who identify as non-binary and their support systems.

This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within one week. We do not offer CEUs, but certificates of attendance will be available after the event.

Meet the Speaker

Lisa A. Razzano, Ph.D, CPRP, is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she is deputy director for the department of psychiatry’s Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy. She has more than 30 years of experience in mental health services and disability research. Currently, Razzano is PI for a disability rehabilitation research program (DRRP) in health and function examining health literacy among people with serious mental illness as well as co-PI for the RRTC in health and function for people with serious mental illness and a research DRRP evaluating a peer health navigator model.