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CE Program - Evolving Controversies in Treating Gender Dysphoric Youth

  • November 03, 2023
  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Online ZOOM
  • 11



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Evolving Controversies in Treating Gender Dysphoric Youth

November 3, 2023 | 9:30 to 11:00 am Eastern Time

Presenter: Dr. Jack Drescher

Target Audience: Clinical Social Workers

Content level: Advanced

CE credits: 1.5 (Clinical)

About the webinar:

The treatment of children and adolescents diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria or Gender Incongruence has evoked both clinical and cultural controversies. Dr. Drescher reviews the clinical and social controversies, including unfolding legislative and judicial events, surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of minors with GD/GI.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this webinar participants will be able to: 

  1. Identify three current, differing treatment approaches for prepubescent children with Gender Dysphoria in Childhood.
  2. Describe the controversies in the wider culture regarding the treatment of gender dysphoric children and adolescents and how they affect clinical practice and research.
  3. Prepare for appropriate treatments, consultations and referrals of children and adolescents with Gender Dysphoria.
  4. Critique and revise binary thinking about gender and gender identity.
  5. Compare diagnostic criteria of the DSM-5-TR gender diagnoses with those of ICD-11.

    About the instructor:

    Dr. Jack Drescher is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and a Faculty Member at Columbia’s Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health. He is a Senior Psychoanalytic Consultant at Columbia’s Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Dr. Drescher is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute and a National Faculty Member of the Florida Psychoanalytic Center. He is also a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Past President of the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry, and a Past President of APA’s New York County Psychiatric Society who presently serves as a corresponding member on APA’s Council on Communications. Dr. Drescher served as Section Editor of the Gender Dysphoria Chapter in the DSM-5 Text Revision (DSM-5-TR) process (2022 publication). In addition, he has also served on APA’s DSM-5 Workgroup on Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders, and on the World Health Organization’s Working Group on the Classification of Sexual Disorders and Sexual Health that revised sex and gender diagnoses in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). Dr. Drescher has also served on the Honorary Scientific Committee revising the 2nd edition of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM-2).

    Fee & Registration:

    The cost is $49 for CSWA members, and $69 for non-members. If you are not a CSWA member, click here to learn more about CSWA benefits and join today.  Registrations will be accepted until 24 hours prior to the start of the webinar or until the webinar is full. Cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to the live webinar to receive a refund. Each registered participant will receive zoom log-in information via email from two days prior to the webinar.

    Course interaction & CE completion requirements:

    This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.

    To earn 1.5 CE credits, participants must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, complete and pass an online post-test and complete a course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be provided once the evaluation is submitted.

    System Requirements to Participate

    On a PC:
    Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
    Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 or later
    Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
    Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB or more of RAM

    On a Mac:
    Safari 6, Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
    Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
    Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
    Intel processor (2GB of RAM or better)

    Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP will need a fast Internet connection, a microphone, and speakers (a USB headset is recommended).

    On an iPad, iPhone, Android or Windows mobile device:
    Free Zoom at ; WiFi connection recommended for VoIP audio

    Special Accommodations: To request special accommodations, please contact our administrator immediately upon registration. All special requests must be made within a minimum of 5 business days prior to the event.

    CE Provider Information

    Clinical Social Work Association, provider #1719, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 8/23/23-8/23/26. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 clinical continuing education credits.

    Unsure if your state accepts ACE program for continuing education credit? Please click HERE for a map, and check with your state board for their licensure renewal requirements. 

    Questions? Contact Angela Katona, CSWA Executive Administrator at

    If you do not receive an email upon registering, please reach out for assistance by emailing All inquiries regarding registration status, links or other event-related concerns must be made at least 24 hours prior the start of an event. Staff will not be able to provide assistance right before or during the event. 

    This program will be recorded for registrants. 

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