This presentation aims to describe the six dimensions of gender and sexuality and ways in which this contributes to understanding our clients. Definitions and statistics are provided as well as a review of the identity development process. Unique needs of the transgender populations will be discussed including the transition experience and specific helping skills. Resources and referral sources will be shared. Time for discussion and questions as well as activities to raise awareness will be inserted throughout.
Goals and Objectives
- Promote understanding and use of current terminology
- Describe the differences between gender identities and sexual orientations
- Highlight key historical events and statistics relevant to transgender populations
- Describe the transition experience and the role of the helper
- Discuss helping skills relevant to working with transgender populations
- Identify appropriate resources and referrals for transgender populations
About the Speaker
Dr. Tammi Dice is Human Services Program Director and Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services at Old Dominion University. She is a member of the National Organization of Human Services and currently serves as President of the organization. Dr. Dice received her Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education with an emphasis in family-school collaboration from the College of William and Mary. She is an endorsed Harvard Mind/Body Stress Management Education Initiative facilitator and trainer and a Human Services Board Certified Practitioner.
Dr. Dice’s research interests include positive youth development, adult development and learning, multicultural competence and ethical practices in human services. She has published over 30 refereed journal articles and book chapters and presented over 50 national presentations, many with a focus on ethics in the mental health fields. Dr. Dice has served as Co-Principal Investigator on several grants totaling more than 2 million dollars. In addition, she is happily partnered and the proud mother of five!
Robert “Tony” Dice is the eldest of eight brothers and sisters, all home schooled, Tony comes from a family of high achievers, from Navy Seals to Firefighters. A graduate of Tidewater Community College and Old Dominion University, with a Master of Science in Education, Counseling from Old Dominion University, Tony joined the Farley Center as an intern in 2015, eventually assuming the responsibilities of Counselor in 2017. Tony is currently pursuing his Doctorate at Old Dominion University.
Tony prepared for his career as a Counselor with past experience at the Lynnhaven Treatment Center and Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center, bringing a unique set of skills from serving as a Paramedic as well as the U.S. Navy Seals. In additional to presentations on the national level, Tony has co-authored two publications, Milliken, T., & Dice, R. (2014). Pandemics. In Cousins, L. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity. (Vol. 3, pp.1007-1009). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc. and Dice, R. & Milliken, T. (2013). Ethical decision making: A case sample. The Link, publication of the National Organization for Human Services.