This workshop will demonstrate the use of Deliberate Practice, a cutting-edge development in clinical skill-building, to support clinicians providing affirming services to gender minority (GM) clients and their families. Presenters will address the current state of training in affirming therapy techniques, and lead Deliberate Practice exercises to demonstrate how this tool can be used with trainees, supervisees, consultation groups, and self-supervision. Suitable for clinicians of all genders, the workshop addresses clinical skill development for both cisgender and GM clinicians when working with adults, couples, youth, and families.
Attendees will be able to
2 CEUs will be available for this webinar.**This presentation will be recorded, and can be accessed after the event date via the AAMFT Teneo learning system.
- Describe two principles of Deliberate Practice
- Identify two advantages of Deliberate Practice as a tool for building clinical skills
- Describe how Deliberate Practice could be used to address self-of-therapist issues that may arise when working with gender minority clients and their families
Dr. Sheila Addison (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Washington; Executive Director of Margin to Center Consulting; and Core Faculty at Antioch University Seattle.
Jessee Lovegood (ey/em or they/them) is an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in California.