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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. 

Assessing Gender Identity in Youth

Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 1:45 PM–3:15 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
3 - Salon D
Workshop Description

This session will describe the evaluation of adolescents for possible medical interventions, such as puberty-blocking medication and cross-sex hormone treatment. Throughout this workshop, recommendations for working sensitively with transgender children and adolescents in all medical and mental health settings will be provided. Finally, recommendations for evaluating more complex cases (e.g., co-occurring mental health issues, difficult family dynamics) will be provided.

Workshop Presenter's Names

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Michele Angello
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Presenter Bio

Dr. Michele Angello offers individual, couples, group, and family therapy, as well as corporate education and training on a variety of issues. She has presented internationally on her work with transgender and gender diverse youth. She facilitates several monthly support groups for transgender adults, youth, and parents, and offers sessions to people around the world via webcam. Dr. Angello has appeared as a guest expert on Dr. Phil, Larry King Live, The Tyra Banks Show, ABC Primetime, Dr. Oz, and many more shows and documentaries. She is also an adjunct professor at Widener University and has developed the first graduate course in the US that focuses on clinical issues in transgender communities. Her private practice is in Pennsylvania.

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