August Coalition Monthly MeetingAnnounced on May 3, 2017 6:52 am
1419 Essington Rd
Joliet, IL 60435
Topic: Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients
Presenter: Amanda Jenkins, MA, LCPC
1. Become familiar with terms such as transgender, intersex, genderqueer, nonconforming, and nonbinary.
2. Learn how to correctly use pronouns with gender nonconforming clients.
3. Learn about the issues that are facing this population, with emphasis on mental health and substance use.
Many clinicians feel unprepared to work with transgender and gender nonconforming clients. This training will help clinicians feel more comfortable with the language and pertinent issues central to working with this underserved population. Leave feeling more competent and prepared.
Amanda Jenkins is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience in LGBTQ+ health care, substance use, community mental health, and intensive outpatient/partial hospitalization settings. From the time of her counseling internship at the ground-breaking HIV/LGBTQ+ health center Whitman-Walker Health in Washington, DC, Amanda has developed a specialty in working with this population across treatment settings. Amanda currently works at Hope Enrichment Center, a private practice in Palos Heights, IL. Amanda identifies as female, and uses she/her pronouns.