The Gender Education and DeMystification Symposium (GEMS) is an annual event designed to offer a clinical and educational perspective regarding gender identity. Educational Consultants, clinicians, and program staff who are interested in learning more about shaping the conversation regarding gender awareness and acceptance in the mental health industry are encouraged to attend. Symposium attendees will be given an opportunity to hear from the nation’s leading experts and attend break-out sessions covering a wide range of topics focused on assisting transgender children, adolescents and young adults. GEMS seeks to make this information accessible to multiple audiences by alternating the location of symposium on an annual basis. GEMS recently earned not-for-profit status in the State of South Carolina, furthering its mission to be a long lasting resource for programs and professionals alike.
Based on feedback from the last two years, we are excited to offer a pre-conference session: "The ABC's of LGBTQ+: Connecting with our LGBTQ+ Clients." Led by Beck Ryan Gee-Cohen, a specialist on Gender, Sexuality, and Addiction Issues, this will be a foundational and experiential session for direct care and clinical staff alike.SESSION INFO