Trans Liberation is for Everybody: Moving from Affirmative to Liberatory Counseling with All Genders

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In this keynote, Anneliese describes the need to move beyond affirmative approaches to trans and nonbinary counseling approaches to healing that is grounded in liberation, justice, and co-conspirator goals. In doing so, Anneliese draws from the contexts of trans liberation and civil rights movements around the world. Applying liberation psychology tenets to trans and nonbinary counseling, she invites attendees to dream up, envision, and bring into the world gender freedom practices in order to provide a more empowering counseling environment for people from all gender identities and expression

Learning objectives

1. Attendees will describe the 4 components of trans-affirming counseling 2. Attendees will be able to identify 3 challenges that trans people face when experiencing trans-affirming counseling 3. Attendees will be able to describe 3 major differences between trans-affirming and trans-liberators counseling 4. Identify the major cultural competency components of trans liberation in healthcare settings.

About the presenters

Dr. Anneliese Singh

Anneliese Singh is the Associate Dean of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the College of Education at the University of Georgia. She co-founded the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition to work on the intersection of heterosexism, racism, and other oppressions. Anneliese founded the Trans Resilience Project to translate two decades of her research on trans and nonbinary (TNB) resilience to trans-prejudice. Anneliese is the author of the Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook, Racial Healing Handbook, and she has co-authored TNB counseling texts, competencies, and guidelines.