As a result of our CME presentations now starting at 12:30 pm and not 12:15pm, the CME/CE credits that you receive for attending these presentations has been reduced from 1.5 to 1.25 credits.

Target Audience:

All MD's, PA's, NP's, RN's, Ph. D.'s, LCSW's, and MFT's


WebEx (Please MUTE yourself upon entry):

Post Presentation Survey (By 7/13/17):


  • Robert Enoch, Ph.D., Psychiatry, Kaiser Permanente San Jose


  • Betsy Lieberman, MA, MFT, Psychiatry, Kaiser Permanente San Jose
  • Rochelle Woods, M.D., Psychiatry, Kaiser Permanente San Jose

Session Objectives:

  • Learners will be able to define and name the unique psychosocial stressors and health disparities experienced by transgender individuals
  • Learners will be able to describe and define the "Transgender Emergence" identify development model (Lev, 2004)
  • Learners will be able to list the various trans-affirmative medical transition options offered through Kaiser Permanente


This CME presentation will outline and define the general principles for effectively working with transgender and gender non-conforming patients.The importance of educating all providers who provide direct clinical care to this population will be highlighted, including a literature review on this topic, identifying the core struggles faced by transgender patients, and challenges in accessing affirmative healthcare. Identifying and describing key components that are needed in order to provide to a safe, welcoming healthcare environment will be presented, including the necessity of understanding terminology related to transgender issues. An introduction to "Transgender Emergence" (Lev, 2004) will be summarized, reviewing an identity development model that focuses on applying clinical interventions, that are based on developmental stages within this model. Lastly, this CME talk will recognize trans-affirmative medical transition options, including those offered through Kaiser Permanente. This will include clinical examples that explicitly focus on working with non-binary transgender individuals.


The speaker and planning committee have no financial relationships to disclose. 



Credit Statement:

**Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   
Kaiser Permanente San Jose takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.                
**Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center designates this Live Course for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™        
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Session date: 
06/22/2017 - 12:15pm to 1:45pm PDT
Kaiser Permanente San Jose
United States
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

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CME Office: 
San Jose Medical Center
Conference room: 
MOB 1-4