In the post-pandemic world, an increasing number of people are seeking mental health services. Providers therefore have more opportunities to work with LGBTQIA+ identifying people and their families. This workshop will review clinical concepts for consideration when working with trans clients and their families. Through case conceptualizations and experiential activities, we will explore various family responses to a loved one’s transition, and review best practices for promoting family healing.
*Complimentary lunch to be included
*Space is limited
About the Presenters:
Beck Gee-Cohen, MA, CADC-II – Director of LGBTQ+ Programming
Beck is a master’s level clinician with an undergraduate degree in Sociology with an emphasis on Gender & Sexuality and a master’s degree in Addiction Counseling. Beck has worked in the mental health & substance use field for over 10 years in various capacities and is the Director of LGBTQ+ Programming at Visions Adolescent Treatment Center. This program is for young people who identify in the community, those who are questioning, and their families. It includes process groups, psychoeducation, and family programming with professionals specifically trained and experienced in the LGBTQ+ population and best practices. Alongside the already dynamic team at Visions Adolescent Treatment Center in Los Angeles, young LGBTQ+ people and their families will find a space that serves their specific needs in regards to healing and thriving.
Gabrielle Wynschenk, LMFT, MFT – Family Therapist
Gabrielle works at Mountainside Treatment Center as a Family Wellness Clinician. At Mountainside, Gabrielle facilitates various psychoeducational group offerings for the individuals in residential treatment, facilitates psychoeducational group offerings for family members of Mountainside clients, maintains a caseload in which she conducts individual and family therapy sessions, creates group curriculum on family dynamics, facilitates webinars and other educational offerings for community providers, and writes articles for Mountainside’s blog. Gabrielle is passionate about including families in the addiction treatment process and works to integrate her expertise in family systems theory with her knowledge of addiction treatment to best serve her clients’ needs.