Helping professionals of all types (physicians, psychologists, social workers, and educators) are now grappling with understanding gender- variant behavior and cross-gender expression. Students and experienced social workers alike are requesting specialized education regarding sex and gender issues in order to be better prepared to provide quality and effective treatment to those requesting their services.
1. To increase social workers’ understanding of gender identity and transgenderism.
2. To increase comfort in working with transgender, transsexual, intersex, and other gender-variant people
3. To develop and enhance specialized skills for provision of services to transgender people and their family members.