Jae Purnell, PhD & Emily Trittschuh, PhD
Transgender and Gender Diversity in Neuropsychology:
Affirmative Care for Adults
Jae Purnell, PhD and Emily Trittschuh, PhD will present on how one can develop an affirmative neuropsychological practice with the goal to increase comfort with querying gender and selecting neuropsychological measures. The provision of culturally-humble neuropsychological services relies on an understanding of important psychosocial perspectives which include but are not limited to, minority stress and resilience, and health care disparities.
As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Describe how to practice culturally safe and humble neuropsychology with transgender and gender diverse (TGD) adults;
2. Discuss important psychosocial perspective with include, but are not limited to, minority stress and resilience, as well as models of health disparity;
3. Demonstrate growing edges as a profession and individually.
Dr. Purnell is a post-doctoral fellow at the Brooklyn VAMC in the Geropsychology Track. Dr. Trittschuh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine and serves as a Member at Large on the QNS Executive Board.
Felice Orlich, PhD
Supporting Gender Diverse and Intersectional Youth
Dr. Orlich 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.
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