Alex Iantaffi, LMFT
Alex Iantaffi, PhD, MS, SEP, CST, LMFT is a family therapist, certified sex therapist, Somatic ExperiencingⓇ practitioner, clinical supervisor, writer and independent scholar. They are adjunct faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and at Antioch University. Alex is currently the chair elect for the Trans and Queer interest network of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and at-large board member and chair of the social justice committee for the Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. They were the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Sexual and Relationship Therapy for eleven years and have researched, presented and published extensively on gender, disability, sexuality, relationships, and HIV. Alex is passionate about training providers, healing justice and community-based and engaged scholarship. They are a trans masculine, nonbinary, bi queer, disabled, Italian immigrant who has been living on Dakota and Anishinaabe territories, currently known as Minneapolis, MN (US) since 2008. Alex is the author of "Gender Trauma: healing cultural, social, and historical gendered trauma" and co-author of the books "How to UnderstandYour Gender: a practical guide for exploring who you are" and “Life Isn’t Binary” with Meg-John Barker (Jessica Kingsley Publishers). They also host the podcast Gender Stories. You can find out more about them at www.alexiantaffi.com or follow them on Twitter @xtaffi
Supporting Transgender Clients Navigate Transition Processes
This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of working with trans and non-binary clients of all ages. This will include an initial brief introduction to terminology and gender theories, to the current WPATH Standards of Care, and to dominant treatment protocols for trans and non-binary clients across the lifespan in the US. We will discuss the issues that trans and non-binary clients and their families might bring to therapy and how to address these competently and systemically. The role that family therapists might play in the care of trans and non-binary clients and their families will be addressed, including the role that LMFTs might play in supporting clients who may pursue social, medical or legal transition processes. The importance of liaising with other providers, such as medical providers, will also be addressed. The workshop will be highly participatory and participants are encouraged to bring their questions and curiosity. Ethical issues in relation to power, dominant discourses of gender and the historical oppression and marginalization of trans and non-binary people will be woven through the workshop and will be addressed from an intersectional perspective.
- Participants will understand the span of issues that trans and non-binary clients and their families bring to therapy.
- Participants will know what standards of care, processes and systems are in place in the field of transgender health.
- Participants will understand the role of LMFTs in the care of trans and non-binary clients.
Continuing Education Units
You can receive up to 2.0 CEs for this webinar series. Click Here for information on CEs. Approved for LMFTs, LPCs, and LCSWs in Wisconsin.
Non-members wishing to register for events will need to create a prospective member account. This will provide you with an AAMFT account but you will not have to pay dues. This way you can register for any event with us in the future!