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Asheville LPU Lunch and Learn: Supporting Transgender Clients
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When: 10/18/2016
11:30 AM until 1:30 PM
Where: Seymour Auditorium, Care Partners
68 Sweeten Creek Road
Asheville, NC  27376-9345
United States
Contact: 9108503636

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Asheville LPU Lunch and Learn: Supporting Transgender Clients


Lunch and Learn Objectives:

1) Obtain knowledge of current gender terminology.

2) Understand ethically informed services for transgender clients.

3) Become aware of issues your transgender clients may be having.


This presentation focuses on working with transgender/gender non-conforming adults. I first presented a similar workshop for the NASW entitled “Wrong Bathroom?” in 2014. This is even more relevant in the age of HB2 and all of the “bathroom bills.”  So leave behind the stigma and stress of being seen as a "gatekeeper" and become a supportive ally to your transgender clients. This lunch and learn will give you a general overview of (ever-changing) gender terminology and the binary gender paradigm. You will learn to conceptualize how transgender individuals may struggle with various issues like daily interactions, relationships and societal systems that cisgender people may not think about.  



Jenny Shealy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a psychotherapy practice in Asheville, NC. She obtained her Master of Social Work from San Francisco State University, and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a Women's Studies Minor, from Clemson University.  Jenny has provided mental health services in a variety of settings, including: residential treatment, homeless youth facilities, outpatient medical settings, jails, and schools. She has also worked with HIV and AIDS research. Jenny currently works with adults and couples and provides local and state wide presentations about how to better support transgender individuals and clients. Jenny hosts a trans* affirming providers’ consultation group in Asheville. She is trained in EMDR and recently completed a sex therapy intensive training through Guelph University in Ontario. Jenny specializes in working with the LGBTQ community and is particularly passionate about collaborating with transgender clients. Jenny has been an ally of the transgender community and a professional supporting the community for over 20 years.


NEW THIS FALL: We are featuring a service organization and a chance to donate needed goods. See information below on Children First/Communities in Schools of Buncombe County. Donate what you can by bringing items to the Lunch and Learn, and they will be delivered to Children First.


LUNCH: Catered by Green Opportunities (please complete order form on last page)


LOCATION: Seymour Auditorium, CarePartners, 68 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC, 28803


COST: Lunch included.

NASW members -$15.00///Non-NASW members - $25.00/// Students - $15.00.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Directions to CarePartners: From I-40, it's best to take exit 51 and turn R (right) at the end of the exit ramp onto 25A, Sweeten Creek Rd.  Go about a mile and turn L (left) at the big CarePartners sign and then immediately R (right) and up the hill.  At the top of the hill, turn L (left) into the parking lot and look for the VISITOR parking spaces closest to the main "rock" building.  Seymour Auditorium is in the Outpatient Services building to the right of the main "rock" building. 


From Biltmore Avenue, turn onto Sweeten Creek Road in Biltmore Village. Go a little over a half mile, and turn R (right) at the CarePartners sign. Follow the directions above.


For more information and for registration form, click here. 


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