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Therapy with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients: A Clinical Primer on Working Outside the Gender Binary

When: Friday, 04/20/18
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Where: Institute for Girls' Development in Pasadena
95 Marengo Ave
Suite 100
Pasadena, California  91101
United States
Contact: Melissa Johnson, Ph.D.

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Therapy with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients:
A Clinical Primer on Working Outside the Gender Binary 


LACPA Networking joins with the SGVPA Professional Development SIG in Pasadena for this event! 

Come connect with your community in the San Gabriel Valley!

Bring a friend! 

Light refreshments.

RSVP: mjohnson@InstituteForGirlsDevelopment.com

Host & Location: Melissa Johnson, Ph.D.

Institute for Girls' Development in Pasadena

 Directions provided when you RSVP.


As our western culture’s understanding and acceptance of gender diversity continues to actively expand, more and more individuals are embracing their authentic gender selves across the lifespan. In light of this, many clinicians, despite their specializations, may find themselves working with clients who hold a gender diverse identity and/or expression.  This presentation will seek to introduce clinicians to foundational understandings and competencies necessary for clinical work with transgender and gender nonconforming clients. The following topics will be discussed:

  • Gender development
  • Paradigm shifts in the understanding of gender
  • Cisgender privilege
  • Key clinical issues and best practices



Caroline Carter, Psy.D., has been a therapist with the Los Angeles Gender Center since 2011. She works predominantly in LAGC’s Child and Adolescent Program and sees transgender and gender nonconforming clients weekly in South Pasadena and Westwood. In 2014 she helped to develop LAGC’s Training Program and she is currently the Program Coordinator for LAGC’s continuing education development and implementation. Caroline has trained clinicians and educators on gender diversity both locally and nationally. Caroline received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University and her masters in Women’s Studies in Religion from Claremont Graduate University.



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