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Harry Warner (he/him/his) is an independently licensed Clinical Counselor working both at The Ohio State University and in Private Practice. Over the past few years he has served to support Trans identified clients in individual and group counseling as well as with advocacy. Harry’s approach is affirmative and strengths-based. Harry is a graduate from The Ohio State University and a long-time resident of Columbus, Ohio. Harry also serves on the Queer Behavior Advisory Council which is a network dedicated to uniting Columbus’s queer community.
Presentation: Removing Barriers for Trans Clients Seeking Gender Affirming Medical Treatments
Time: Breakout Session 3
Trans identified individuals too often run into a multitude of barriers when seeking gender affirming medical treatments. Unfortunately, the requirement frequently remains for a letter of support from a mental health clinician to obtain treatments such as Hormone Replacement Therapy or gender affirming surgery. This program seeks to provide information to practitioners to efficiently and competently facilitate a process that supports Trans clients in the best way possible. We will provide sample letters of support and assessment tools that meet the professional needs for the clinician while maintaining agency and dignity for their clients. Next, we will discuss how to facilitate referrals and support clients in working with their medical providers. Lastly, presenters will discuss how to respectfully and holistically provide support for those clients who are seeking counseling and/or support.
1. This program seeks to provide information to practitioners to efficiently and competently facilitate a process that supports Trans clients in the best way possible when clients are seeking support in obtaining gender affirming medical treatments.
2. Attendees will receive templates of informed consent documents and letters to support trans identified clients.
3. Discuss how to respectfully and holistically provide support for those clients who are seeking counseling and/or support.