GEMS Schedule

GEMS Schedule

GEMS Tentative Schedule
February 17-19, 2019

Sunday / February 17 / 9:30am
Board of Directors Meeting

Sunday / February 17 / 12:30 -5:30pm
Pre-Conference – ”ABCs of LGBTQ+ : Connecting with our LGBTQ+ clients” Beck Gee-Cohen, MA, LADC
Safe Zone Training Certification – John Singleton & Rick Pollard

Monday / February 18 / 7:30 – 8:30am
Breakfast and Registration

Monday / February 18 / 8:45 – 10:45am
“Gender Dysphoria”  Welcome and Keynote – Aydin Olson-Kennedy, LCSW  & Jo Olson-Kennedy, MD

Monday / February 18 / 11:15am – 12:30pm
Keynote – Skylar Jay

Monday / February 18 / 12:30 – 1:30pm
Lunch

Monday / February 18 / 1:30 – 2:45pm
“Positive, Protected and Pleasurable:  Creating Inclusive and Effective Trans/NB Sexuality Education– S Bear Bergman, BFA, MEd

Monday / February 18 / 3 – 4pm
“Parenting the Trans/NB child”   Panel discussion facilitated by Daniel Fishburn, LCSW, LCAS

Monday / February 18 / 4:15 – 5:15pm
“Reflections On Being In Youth Programs” Student/Alumni panel facilitated by Daniel Fishburn, LCSW, LCAS

Monday / February 18 / 5:45 – 7:15pm
GEMS Reception at Skyland Trail

Tuesday / February 19 / 7:30 – 8:30am
Breakfast and Registration

Tuesday / February 19 / 8:45 – 10:30am
“The Complicated and Complementary Relationships Between Transgender and Intersex Identity” – Niki Khanna, MA, AMFT

Tuesday / February 19 / 10:45am – 12:45pm
Facilitated Community Discussion Groups

  • Serving Gender Non-Binary Clients in Wilderness – Ashley Brown, LCSW, LCAS & Dr. Lisa Cheyette
  • Autism and Transgender; Is there a relationship? – Daniel Fishburn, LCSW, LCAS & Brandon Moffit, LPC
  • A Case for Inclusion – Ray Kotwicki, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Skyland Trail
  • Best Practices for a trans affirming treatment experience– Aidan Collazo, MSW
  • Referring complex transgender clients and their families to treatment. – Shayna Abraham,  MA (counseling psychology)
  • Legal Q&A –TBD Attorney

Tuesday / February 19 / 1pm– 1:30pm

Review Community Discussion and Outcomes
Adjourn