Tue, May 09|
Supporting Gender-Diverse and Intersectional Youth
by Felice Orlich, PhD
Time & Location
May 09, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
About the event
Felice Orlich, PhD will discuss affirmative approaches with gender-diverse and intersectional youth in support of their gender journey. She will address best practices in evaluating gender-diverse youth with a focus on co-occurring challenges often experienced by these youth. Within this context, she will focus on core assessment guidelines with a focus on neurodevelopmental disorders, including ADHD. Dr. Orlich will also discuss emerging research on the overlap of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Gender Diversity.
As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Define affirmative best practices in evaluating gender diverse youth;
2. Describe co-occurring challenges, specifically neurodevelopmental disorders in gender diverse youth to guide neuropsychological assessment of GD youth;
3. Explain the overlap of ASD and Gender Diversity including implications for screening among both groups.
Dr. Orlich is a Clinical Professor at the University of Washington's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and serves as the director of Seattle Children's Autism Center Gender Clinic.