Gender Dysphoria: Overview of a Model for Assessment and Treatment

Speaker: Stephanie Sasso, PsyD  

Date & Time: Thursday, February 13, 2020, 11:30 am -2:00 pm

Where? Rutgers Club, on the Livingston Campus (see below).

Program Narrative:

This Program will cover a basic understanding of gender identity and gender dysphoria.

Topics Covered:

  • The primary distress impacting the mental health and well-being of those who choose to undergo social and/or medical gender transition
  • The treatment model based on the interaction between distress stemming from gender-related experience and primary mental health conditions
  • The distinction between internal dysphoria and that experienced due tot he impact of external/societal interaction

Learning Objectives:

  1. Distinguish internal and external experiences of gender dysphoria, providing one example of each, and listing two keys questions to assess each.
  2. List three core ways in which assessment and treatment planning may differ where treating gender dysphoria versus more conventional diagnoses.
  3. Summarize research about the outcomes of medical intervention in treating gender dysphoria in order to demonstrate the importance of appropriate and timely referral and collaboration with medical providers.


Stephanie Sasso, PsyD  

Target Audience: Psychologists
Program Sophistication: Intermediate; Some basic knowledge of the content is required
Identification of Conflicts of Interest and Commercial Support: none
Proprietary Information:  No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.

Americans with Disabilities Act: Accommodations are available upon request. Requests must be made at least 14 days prior to the event. Please CLICK HERE to send an email for more details.

Cost of Program, Refund Policy, and any Additional Fees:

  • PROGRAM FEES: MCAP Members: $30.00. Non-MCAP Members: $35.00. ECP Members $20. Student Members $15.
  • CE CERTIFICATE FEES: NJPA Sustaining Members: Free. NJPA Members: $15. Non-NJPA Members: $25 
  • Program fees and certificate fees are paid separately.
  • Refund Policy: refunds will be given if the cancellation is 3 days in advance

To Obtain CE Credit:  Two (2) Continuing Education Credits Available
Attendee must sign in and out of the program - be present for the entire program. A link to the evaluation form will be sent to each attendee. This form must be completed and the CE certificate must be paid for within 7 days of the program date. Payment for CE Certificate is made to NJPA when completing the evaluation form.

This program is ONLY open to mental health professionals & graduate students in the mental health fields. No requests to make an exception will be approved for this program. 

Register for Event

 Please Register by Tuesday, February 11th

This workshop is sponsored by NJPA and MCAP. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Location of The Rutgers Club

Please note that our Thursday Luncheon/Speaker Events are held at the Rutgers Club on the Livingston Campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway. It is on the 2nd floor of the Livingston Dining Commons, which is located at 85 Avenue E, Piscataway, NJ 08854. If you register in advance for the event, you will be given a link to register your car for parking in their attached parking lot on the day of the event. Otherwise, parking can be found in Lot 101 on the Livingston Campus.