Gender Expansiveness: Supporting Youth and Their Families with Dr. Krishna Kary, PhD (they/them)

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Dr. Krishna Kary (they/them) is a Counseling Psychologist and Assistant Clinical Professor at
Stanford University in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services THRIVE Clinic
where they focus on clinical services for LGBTQ+ community members, supervision and
training, and consultation. Additionally, they are Adjunct Faculty at the University of San
Francisco’s Master’s in Counseling program where they teach courses related to gender and
sexuality. Dr. Kary received their Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from UC Santa Barbara where
they conducted research on clinical interventions for reducing internalized stigma for LGBTQ+
people. They completed their internship at UCLA’s Counseling and Psychological Services
(CAPS) and then went on to complete their postdoctoral fellowship in the Gender and Sexual
Identity specialty track at Stanford University CAPS. Dr. Kary seeks to understand the varied
needs of folx across the spectra of gender and sexuality, including barriers to accessing care,
challenges in navigating outness and stigma, and intersections with other aspects of identity and

Course Outline
 Timeline (Pacific):
12pm-12:10pm: Introductions and logistics
12:10pm-1pm: Psychoeducation
1pm-1:20pm: Vignette Discussion
1:20-1:30pm: Q & A

Gender identity, pronouns, and medical transition have received increased visibility in recent
years within the field of psychology, on social media platforms, and in our public policies.
Despite this increased visibility, many gender expansive individuals, particularly youth, continue
to experience challenges on multiple fronts including internally via stigma and shame,
interpersonally in navigating transition and outness with family, friends, and partners, and
systemically as they encounter barriers to accessing medical care. Dr. Kary will offer a gender-
inclusive approach to conceptualizing gender and the challenges that often accompany gender
expansiveness with emphasis on youth and intersections with culture and other aspects of
identity. This presentation will review specific gender-inclusive practices and case vignettes.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to:

1. Describe an inclusive, spectrum-based model of gender identity to use in case
2. Describe common challenges facing gender expansive individuals related to transition
and outness;
3. Identify 3 best practice approaches when working with gender expansive youth and
families; and
4. Identify 3 considerations related to the intersection of gender identity and other cultural

Continuing Education:
CPA is co-sponsoring with Santa Barbara County Psychological Association (SBCPA) and
Ventura County Psychological Association (VCPA). The California Psychological Association is
approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for
psychologists. CPA maintains responsibilities for this program and its contents. CPA co-sponsored
credit is also accepted by the Board of Behavioral Sciences for their licensees.

Important Notice:
Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive (1.5) continuing
education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend
the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaveing before the
workshop is completed will not receive CE credits. 

Please note: There is no charge for SBCPA and VCPA members. Non-members are welcome to join
this event at a cost of $25.

Event Properties

Event date 02-03-2023 12:00 pm
Event End Date 02-03-2023 1:30 pm
Registration Start Date 02-01-2023 1:00 am
Cut off date 12-13-2022 9:20 am
Individual Price $25.00
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