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Behavioral Health Care Outside the Binary

Learning Objectives
1. Describe nonbinary identities in the context of colonialism and enforced binary genders
2. Recognize the lives and experiences of people whose identities do not align with binary models of gender
3. Apply clinical competency and skill in working with nonbinary people
1 Credit CME

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr Chang covers how to break out of the binary when approaching behavioral health care for clients.

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The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center from The Fenway Institute aims to advance health equity, access, and quality of care for LGBTQIA+ people through evidence-informed and cutting-edge training and education for healthcare providers across the globe. Learn more.

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Credit Designation Statement: This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.0 Prescribed credits by the AAFP.

Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.


AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Medical Assistants

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the following organizations. Please contact them directly about how participants should report the credit they earned. American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP), American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)

Other Health Professionals

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Chang, Singh, dickey. A Clinician's Guide to Gender-Affirming Care: Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients. Context Press; 2018.
b. binoahan. Decolonizing trans/gender 101. biyuti publishing; 2014.
 Icarus Project: “Decolonizing Mental Health.” Webinar 2019 

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