Deconstructing the Gender Binary in Therapy

When:  Mar 12, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM (CT)
Associated with  AAMFT Oklahoma Network

Queer and trans clients often seek out psychotherapists because they are struggling with stigma—that which they experience from society, family, and peers, and that which they experience internally. This stigma, also called minority stress, has a significant impact on the mental health of queer and trans people, who are at higher risk for depression, anxiety, substance use, and suicidality.

In this workshop, participants will explore and unpack an underlying cause of this minority stress—the gender binary. The gender binary is a social construct that encompasses biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, and attraction. It is a powerful discourse that operates in the background of our daily lives and is at the source of sexual and gender-based prejudice. Through experiential activities, small and large group discussion, and role plays, participants will learn to identify the gender binary in their own lives and to have powerful conversations that deconstruct and dismantle the impact of the binary on the lives of their clients.

Registration Dates

Registration Ends Monday, March 8, 2021

Pricing Information

Registration Price
Oklahoma Network Students $15.00
Oklahoma Network Members $35.00
AAMFT Students $30.00
AAMFT Members $45.00
Non-Members $55.00
Non-member Student (contact network) $35.00
Presenter / Volunteer Waived
Full Conference Price
Oklahoma Network Students Priced at registration
Oklahoma Network Members Priced at registration
AAMFT Students Priced at registration
AAMFT Members Priced at registration
Non-Members Priced at registration
Non-member Student (contact network) Priced at registration
Presenter / Volunteer Priced at registration


Dr. Camille Lafleur, LMFT