Navigating Vocational Rehabilitation Outcomes When Working with Transgender/gender Nonbinary Clients
December 7 - 9, 2021

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Event Information

Registration Status: CLOSED
Registration Ends: Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Most rehabilitation counseling education and training does not focus on the experience of transgender/gender nonbinary clients. Professionals may be left on their own to awkwardly navigate these spaces and may have a difficult time finding readily available competent support. As more individuals are open about their gender identity, we have an ethical responsibility to know how best to address and support our transgender/gender nonbinary clients. When we create safe spaces for transgender/gender nonbinary folx, we create safe spaces for everyone. As we shift back to in-person services and keep some virtual services, we want to address how to best support transgender/gender nonbinary clients. These areas may include during assessments, on applications, for interviews, and in general conversations. This presentation will focus on terminology applicable to the transgender/gender nonbinary community, critical steps to take (e.g., sharing pronouns), assumptions, best practices, gender neutral language, making mistakes, and immediate actions that can be implemented.



Presenter Bio:


Dana M. Cea, pronouns she/her or they/them, is a volunteer for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a mental health professional, a survivor of suicide loss, and an adjunct professor. She enjoys working with LGBTQ+ misfits, parents/partners/families of LGBTQ+ loved ones, and survivors of suicide loss. Dana lives with mental health disorders, her spouse, and their three dogs. Contact her at

CRCC: 3 General Hours


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