Kynetta McFarlane

Kynetta McFarlane

Kynetta L.V. McFarlane, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in provided trauma focused treatment and psychological assessments to children and adolescents. Dr. McFarlane graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000 with a BS in Psychology and from Argosy University, DC with a MA in Clinical Psychology in 2006 and a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2014. Dr. McFarlane has practiced Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence based therapy, in rural, urban, and suburban settings as well in the home, school and office. Dr. McFarlane also has extensive training in group therapy and has conducted trauma focused group therapy in a day treatment program and a therapeutic camp settings.

Presentation: Evidence Based Therapies with Gender Diverse Youth
Day: Friday
Time: Breakout Session 2
Where: Conference Theatre

Presentation Description:
In this presentation, members of Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s THRIVE Team will present information on evidenced based therapies that are practiced with transgender and gender diverse children and adolescents serviced by the THRIVE Program. The focus of the presentation is to present a brief overview of the following evidence based practices: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Intensive Home-Based Treatment (IH-BT), and Multisystemic Therapy. A separate clinician will review each therapy and why a youth would be referred for the specific type of treatment. Clinical and cultural adaptations used with gender diverse youth will be reviewed. The clinicians will also integrate clinical vignettes to describe those adaptations. At the end of the presentation, time will be allotted to allow questions from the audience.

Objectives:
1. Provide a brief overview of evidenced-based therapies offered to gender diverse youth and their families.
2. Review clinical adaptations and cultural considerations when performing therapy with gender diverse youth and families.
3. Provide clinical examples of adaptations used in therapy with gender diverse youth and their families.