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Best Practices in Working With Undocumented Transgender Clients


Mar 31, 2019 9:00am ‐ Mar 31, 2019 9:30am

Description

The current sociopolitical climate has left many counselors unsure of how to effectively serve a highly vulnerable population: undocumented transgender individuals. Through culturally responsive counseling and transition considerations, this informative poster uses available literature and the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies to provide suggestions for working with undocumented trans clients and communities.

  • Attendees will gain an understanding of best practices when providing counseling and advocacy support trans clients who are undocumented.
  • Attendees will understand the unique impact of the intersection of transgender identity and undocumented status on client access to resources, safety, and wellness. Relatedly, attendees will be able apply learning to more holistically serving these clients.
  • Attendees will understand how to best engage in advocacy practices to support trans undocumented clients, facilitate their access to empowerment and integrated care needs, and ameliorate the impact and challenge systemic barriers in today‚Äôs sociopolitical climate.

Speaker(s):

  • Whitney P. Akers, PhD, Assistant Professor, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • Mickey E. White, MS, Doctoral Candidate, University of North Texas

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