FREE for GCCA Members. Non-members cost: $20.
3 CEs approved by GCCA through NBCC. To register: email your Coastal Regional Representative, Brendan Dochney.
Presenters: Nina Kennedy, LMFT & Brendan Dochney, LPC
Nina Kennedy, LMFT: Ms. Kennedy has worked in the mental health field for over 18 years, gaining vast clinical knowledge on a multitude of populations in various supervisory positions including being the chief clinical officer of one of the largest CSB’s in coastal, GA. She has a special interest in the LGBTQ population, conducting extensive research on the topic, and has worked with countless clients that would be considered LGBTQ.
Brendan Dochney, LPC: Mr. Dochney currently works with the college population and has over 5 years of experience in the mental health field. He has worked with numerous clients that identify as LGBTQ, especially those in the college population.
The transgender experience has developed a voice in social, personal and political contexts over the past several years. This awareness lends itself to multiple facets to be address by the individual who proclaims this as a process for which they begin a new life. When we say transgender, we are talking about a transition, a metamorphosis of such from one identified gender to another. Beginning internally, an individual encounters an array of personal identity incongruence, relationships changes, physical transformation, socialization variations, and so forth. These aspects are just examples of the metamorphosis process, not the ongoing struggle and resistance received from others impacted outside the internal human experience. Therefore, as mental health professionals, it is imperative to become aware and benevolent in treating, supporting and educating those who are going through gender identity transition, both internally and externally, when presenting for therapy.
Questions? Contact your Coastal Regional Representative, Brendan Dochney.