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Expanding Gender Affirming Care in First Episode and Clinical High Risk for Psychosis Treatment
May 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
New England MHTTC presents: There is limited research addressing the needs of gender expansive individuals in the context of psychosis-spectrum illnesses and treatment. As first episode and clinical high-risk for psychosis (CHR-p) assessment and treatment become more accessible to increasingly diverse populations, there is a need for clinicians to demonstrate greater clinical competency working with individuals across diverse social backgrounds and identities. This talk (a) reviews the diagnostic profile of gender expansive individuals seeking assessment at the CEDAR Clinic between 2017 and 2020, (b) outlines gender expansive practices implemented by this clinic to support clinician competency and improve care for gender expansive patients, and (c) discusses areas for future research on psychosis risk in gender expansive populations.