Presenter: Li Brookens, LCSW
Synopsis: In this experiential workshop, participants will be exploring current mental health practices that align with optimal health for our transgender clients. The first half of the workshop will include interactive exercises and teachings on Gender 101, WPATH Standards of Care v. 7, and local social/medical transition related resources. The second half of the workshop attendees will have the option to participate in a gender experiential fish bowl as part of the learning. In the fish bowl experience, participants will be invited to share clinical case material and receive consultation and support. Observers will listen and take notes and the workshop will conclude with coming back as a large group for discussion and Q&A.
About Li: Li Brookens is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Boulder and offering psychotherapy as well as hypnotherapy. In March 2017, they received a Community Service Award for their work with the transgender community from the Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work. In 2016, Li started the Umbrella Collective, a small group practice in Denver and Boulder in 2016 where the group specializes in psychotherapy, counseling, and hypnotherapy with an intersectional, social justice lens. Li has been practicing since 2012 and has specialized training and experience working with the Transgender and LGB communities and is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.