AACBT NSW Pub Discussion: Morandini – gender diverse youth

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20 Mar 2023
07:00 pm
- 08:00 pm
Forest Lodge Hotel
Forest Lodge Hotel, 117 Arundel Street, Forest Lodge Sydney, NSW 2037, Australia
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Clinical practice with contemporary gender diverse youth

Presenter: Dr James Morandini

King Street Psychology Clinic


Clinicians are increasingly seeing children and adolescents who are gender diverse/gender questioning and are seeking guidance regarding how best to support these clients’ needs. This presentation provides a broad overview of paediatric gender care in the Australian context.

This presentation will cover:

  1. demographics of contemporary cohorts of children and adolescents referred to gender services
  2. diverse pathways to gender dysphoria in child/adolescent populations
  3. assessment and diagnosis of gender dysphoria
  4. evidence base for social transition and gender affirming medical interventions, specific to type of gender diverse young person
  5. WPATH Standards of Care v8 and Australian Standards of Care Guidelines for eligibility of gender affirming interventions
  6. Gillick competence assessment and informed consent
  7. navigating social and gender affirming care in the NSW context, and
  8. competing models of care for youth experiencing gender dysphoria.

James will aim to make this session useful for clinicians who work only incidentally with gender diverse young people, as well as a value-adding session for clinicians who work regularly with these groups.


About this event:

The format will an informal, lecture-style presentation.


Key Learning Objectives

  1. Awareness of diverse experiences of gender dysphoria/gender identity
  2. Understanding of best practice guidelines for gender affirming care
  3. Awareness of available treatment options and their evidence base

This session is designed for those with an intermediate level of knowledge of gender diverse clients – attendees will be assumed to have had some clients from this demographic.



Duration & Format / Training Modalities

This workshop has approx. 60 minutes CPD, and does not include any catering in the ticket price.

Door opens at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.

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References – readings

  1. Standards of Care for the Health of Transgender and Gender Diverse People, Version 8 (link to .pdf)
  2. Australian Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines (link to .pdf)
  3. De Vries, A. L., McGuire, J. K., Steensma, T. D., Wagenaar, E. C., Doreleijers, T. A., & Cohen-Kettenis, P. T. (2014). Young adult psychological outcome after puberty suppression and gender reassignment. Pediatrics, 134(4), 696-704. (link to .pdf)
  4. Vrouenraets, L. J., de Vries, A. L., de Vries, M. C., van der Miesen, A. I., & Hein, I. M. (2021). Assessing medical decision-making competence in transgender youth. Pediatrics, 148(6). (link to .pdf)
  5. Kallitsounaki, A., & Williams, D. M. (2022). Autism Spectrum Disorder and Gender Dysphoria/Incongruence. A systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-15.


AACBT members have free tickets, but MUST book to reserve their place.

Non-members can join now and gain all of the other advantages of AACBT Membership!

There are no early bird rates for this event and please note that there are no door sales possible.

Please contact info@aacbt.org.au for more information.


COVID Safety:

Please note, the venue will be following all relevant Public Health Orders and checking delegates as per their obligations. Density, and mask requirements will be in line with relevant government guidelines. As per all events, please do not attend if you are unwell.

If you are required to cancel your attendance owing to a COVID isolation, please contact us for a full refund or ticket transfer.


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