"ACTing with Intention:
Applying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to
Support Gender Diverse Adolescents" Webinar
Friday, April 21, 2023
12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. EST
Caitlyn McKinzie Bennett, Ph.D., LMHC, LMFT, LPC, NCC
Assistant Professor, Graduate Studies in Counseling Rollins College
Maria A. Figueroa, Clinical Mental Health Graduate Student,
Brandi N. Givargidze, Candidate for
Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, Rollins College
1.5 hours of CEs approved for the
Florida Board of CSW, M&FT, and MHC and NBCC
The mental health disparities gender diverse youth face call for counselors to fill a gap by providing gender-affirmative counseling care that is focused on creating a safe space for vulnerability and identity exploration. Due to stigma and discrimination, gender diverse adolescents’ emotional, neurobiological, and physiological health become increasingly vulnerable. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), a third-wave cognitive therapy, emphasizes creating a life of meaning and fulfillment based on personal values. This presentation explores the benefits and implications of adapting and utilizing ACT to enhance psychological flexibility to support gender diverse adolescents’ emotional health.
- Attendees will be able to identify developmental milestones and considerations (i.e., cognitive, emotional, social, and identity) for gender diverse adolescents.
- Attendees will increase knowledge about minority stress and discrimination experienced by gender diverse youth and its impacts on emotional, neurobiological, and physiological well-being.
- Attendees will recognize the six tenets of ACT and gain knowledge on adapting the tenets to support gender diverse adolescents.
FCA Members: $5 charge (with or without CEs)
Non-FCA Members: $15 (without CEs)
Non-FCA Members: $25 (includes CEs)
Continuing Education (CE) Approval of 1.5 hours: The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family and Mental Health Counseling has approved this course under continuing education provider BAP#50‐15249 & National Board of Certified Counselors Provider #2010 materials prepared for FCA, 2750 Taylor Avenue, A36, Orlando, FL 32806.