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2020 Gender Odyssey

June 18–21, 2020

San Diego, CA

Our conference schedule is in development and is subject to change. Additional sessions will be added.  Occasionally, a presenter has to cancel or a session needs to move from its scheduled day and time.  Please review as the conference dates near for any changes that may have occurred. 

Trans Today: Standards of Care, Informed Consent, and Letter Writing Made Easy

Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 9:35 AM–10:55 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
2 - Salon C
Workshop Description

Informed Consent steadfastly affirms that that body autonomy is a fundamental human right, but it is far more complex than “hormones/surgery on demand”. Few know its’ roots or how truly innovative a philosophy of care it actually is.
This workshop offers a trans-positive, client-centered framework within which we as providers can conceptualize what we are already doing to support our trans and gender nonconforming clients… a model that remains true to our principles of client centered care and minimizes gatekeeping. This workshop places Informed Consent within the historical context of LGBTQ+ activism and features an in-depth examination of its’ nuances and practical applications to aid you in providing thoughtful care as well as to help you be both more compliant and more confident in your treatment of this vulnerable population.

Primary Contact

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R, Private Practice and Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

Workshop Presenter's Names

Laura A. Jacobs, Private Practice and Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
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Presenter Bio

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R is a Trans and GenderQueer psychotherapist, speaker, author, and activist in LGBTQ+ issues, also kink/BDSM, nonmonogamy, and sexwork. They are Chair of the Board for the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, serves on numerous boards, have presented in the media, at conferences, medical schools, and other organizations. Laura coauthored “You’re In The Wrong Bathroom! And 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions About Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People”. Laura is a member of the Kink Clinical Guidelines Workgroup, and were recently presented the 2019 Standard of Excellence Award by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists.