3 CE – MEMBER: Unraveling Gender: From Historical Perspectives to Modern Insights


Location: Penn State Lehigh Valley
Room 224

May 3, 2024

3 CE credit program
Registration 8:30-1; Program 9-12 pm
Presenter: Dr. Diana Sorrentino

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Location: Penn State Lehigh Valley
Room 224

May 3, 2024

3 CE credit program
Registration 8:30-1; Program 9-12 pm
Presenter: Dr. Diana Sorrentino

Program Description

  • Gender Diversity Throughout History
  • History of Medicalization
  • Developmental Model of Transgender and Gender Diverse Identities
  • Biological Aspects of Gender Dysphoria
  • Gene Variants; Influencing Brain and Body Incongruence
  • Prenatal Hormones; Influencing Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
  • Magnetic Resonance Tomography (MRT) Studies
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Studies
  • Mullerian Agenesis
  • Chromosome Factors and Influence
  • Nature vs. Nurture Case Example

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will have increased knowledge regarding the global history of gender diverse, gender variant, and transgender individuals.
  2. Participants will better understand the history of medicalization and gate-keeping for gender affirming care.
  3. Participants will be able to apply knowledge of biological, chromosomal, genetic, hormonal, and physiological aspects which contribute to the etiology of gender incongruence to their clinical practice.
  4. Participants will have an enhanced understanding of their own level of competency in providing transgender affirming care.


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American Psychological Association. (2015). Guidelines for psychological practice with transgender and gender nonconforming people. American Psychologist, 70(9), 832–864. doi: 10.1037/a0039906

American Psychological Association. (2023). Inclusive language guide (2nd ed.). https://www.apa.org/about/apa/equity-diversity-inclusion/language-guidelines.pdf

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/bias-free-language/gender

  1. Coleman, E. Radix, W. P. Bouman, G. R. Brown, L. C. de Vries, M. B. Deutsch, R. Ettner, L. Fraser, M. Goodman, J. Green, B. Hancock, T. W. Johnson, D. H. Karasic, G. A. Knudson, S. F. Leibowitz, H. F. L. Meyer-Bahlburg, S. J. Monstrey, J. Motmans, L. Nahata, . . .  J. Arcelus (2022) Standards of Care for the Health of Transgender and Gender Diverse People, Version 8, International Journal of Transgender Health, 23:sup1, S1-S259, DOI: 10.1080/26895269.2022.2100644


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