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2018

Bradford, N. J.Catalpa, J. M., & Syed, M. (2018, November). Vicarious trauma in the transgender community: The role of gender literacy in risk and resilience. In D. Berg (Chair), Interdisciplinary applications of the Gender Affirmative Lifespan Approach. Mini-symposium accepted for presentation at the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Scientific Symposium, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

Rider, G. N. (2018, November). Symposium Chair. Affirmative psychological testing with transgender and gender nonconforming individuals across the lifespan. Mini-symposium accepted for presentation at the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Scientific Symposium, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

Spencer, K., & Berg, D. (2018, November). The role of sex therapy in gender competent care. In D. Berg (Chair), Interdisciplinary applications of the Gender Affirmative Lifespan Approach. Mini-symposium accepted for presentation at the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Scientific Symposium, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

Spencer, K.G., & Gonzalez, C.A. (2018, November). Ratings of sexual functioning and satisfaction in a clinical sample of transgender adults in the United States. Paper presentation at the World Professional Association of Transgender Health Biannual Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Link, C., &  Jack, E. (2018, November). Navigating medical interventions: How social work and medicine come together. In D. Berg (Chair), Interdisciplinary applications of the Gender Affirmative Lifespan Approach. Mini-symposium accepted for presentation at the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Scientific Symposium, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Coleman, E., & Spencer, K. (2018, November). Sexual pleasure as an inherent sexual and human right for transgender and gender diverse individuals: Translating rights into practice. Invited plenary at the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Scientific Symposium, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Berg, D., & Bradford, N. (2018, November). Body dysphoria in pre-pubescent children with gender dysphoria. Oral presentation at the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Scientific Symposium, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Berg, D. (2018, November). Considerations regarding use of binary scoring templates and norm groups in psychological testing for transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. In G. N. Rider (Chair), Affirmative psychological testing with transgender and gender nonconforming individuals across the lifespan. Mini-symposium at the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Scientific Symposium, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Berg, D. (2018, November). Symposium Chair. Interdisciplinary applications of the Gender Affirmative Lifespan Approach. Mini-symposium at the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Symposium, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

Berg, D., & McGuire, J. (2018, November). The Family Environment Scale: Examining parental support for TGNC youth. In D. Berg (Chair), Interdisciplinary applications of the Gender Affirmative Lifespan Approach. Mini-symposium at the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Scientific Symposium, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Rider, G. N., Berg, D., & Keo-Meier, C. (2018, November). Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL): Which scoring template – birth assigned sex or gender identity? In G. N. Rider (Chair), Affirmative psychological testing with transgender and gender nonconforming individuals across the lifespan. Mini-symposium at the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Scientific Symposium, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Rider, G. N., McMorris, B., Gower, A., Coleman, E., & Eisenberg, M. (2018, November). Moving beyond the binary: Population-based results of high schoolers in the 2016 Minnesota Student Survey. In D. Berg (Chair), Interdisciplinary applications of the Gender Affirmative Lifespan Approach. Mini-symposium at the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Scientific Symposium, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

Berg, D. (2018, October). Therapeutic work with transgender adolescents: Setting the stage. Presentation at University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry Diversity & Inclusion Retreat, Minneapolis, MN. 

Berg, D. (2018, October). Gender creative children: Applying the Gender Affirmative Lifespan Approach. Presentation at Sunshine Montessori, Minneapolis, MN. 

Berg, D., Becker-Warner, R., & Rider, G. N. (2018, July). The Gender Affirmative Lifespan Approach (GALA): Research and practice with LGBTQ adolescents. Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health Training Series, St. Paul, MN.

Berg, D. R. & Spencer, K.G. (2018, June). Gender Literacy and Pleasure-Oriented Positive Sexuality: Applications with Gender Creative Children and Transgender Adolescents. Presentation at the National Center for Gender Spectrum Health's Healthy Bodies, Healthy Genders Workshop, Minneapolis, MN.

Spencer, K. G., & Berg, D.R. (2018, June). Developing and Applying a Pleasure-Based Positive Sexuality Framework with Gender Diverse Clients. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, & Therapists, Denver, CO.

Berg, D., &  Becker-Warner, R. (2018, April). The Gender Affirmative Lifespan Approach: Research and practice with gender expansive children. Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health 2018 Conference, Duluth, MN. 

Berg, D., & Spencer, K. (2018, April). Parenting adolescents beyond the binary: Use of a psychoeducational group therapy intervention. In J. McGuire (Chair), The future of gender identity: Genderqueer and non-binary approaches to research, family, and health. Symposium at the Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Spencer, K. (2018, April). Gender identity and sexuality. Invited talk for the American Society of Andrology 43rd Annual Conference, Portland, OR. 

Spencer, K. (2018, April). The Gender Affirmative Lifespan Approach and working with transgender patients. Invited talk for Fairview Transgender Health Conference, Fairview Health Services, Minneapolis, MN.  

Berg, D. (2018, March). Gender diversity in adolescents. Psychiatry Update Conference, Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Minneapolis, MN. 

2017

Spencer, K., & Berg, D. (April, 2017). Vision for the National Center for Gender Spectrum Health. PHS Leadership Council Spring gathering, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Berg, D., Spencer, K., Becker-Warner, R., Vencill, J., McGuire, J., & Catalpa, J. (2017, February). Presenter.  GALA™: The Gender Affirmative Lifespan Approach. USPATH 2017, Los Angeles, California.

Berg, D., & Spencer, K. (2017, February). Presenter. Moving Beyond the Binary. USPATH 2017, Los Angeles, California. 

Spencer, K. (Chair), Berg, D., Vencill, J., Bradford, N., DeWitt, J., McGuire, J., & Catalpa, J. (2017, February). Supporting Pleasure-based and Positive Sexuality Across the Lifespan:  The GALA Approach.  USPATH Symposium, Los Angeles, California. 

Spencer, K., & Vencill, J. A. (2017, February). Supporting pleasure-based positive sexuality: Development of a transfeminine spectrum sexual health group curriculum. In K. Spencer (Chair), Supporting pleasure-based and positive sexuality across the lifespan: The GALA approach. Symposium presented at the inaugural meeting of the United States Professional Association of Transgender Health (USPATH), Los Angeles, CA.

Spencer, K., & Vencill, J. A. (2017, February). Developing pleasure-based positive sexuality. In D. Berg (Chair), GALA: The Gender Affirmative Lifespan Approach. Symposium presented at the inaugural meeting of the United States Professional Association of Transgender Health (USPATH), Los Angeles, CA.

2016

Berg, D. Invited Speaker for 2 Day Military Training: Applying GALA to Clinical Work with Transgender/Gender Creative Adults, Adolescents and Children. Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma Washington, Sept 22-23, 2016.

 

Publications

2018

Bradford, N.J., Dewitt, J., Decker, J., Berg, D.R., Spencer, K.G., & Ross, M.W. (2018). Sex education and transgender youth: “Trust means material by and for queer and trans people.” Sex Education, 19(1), 84-98. doi:10.1080/14681811.2018.1478808 

Berg, D., & Edwards-Leeper, L. (2018). Child and family assessment. In C. Keo-Meier, & D. Ehrensaft (Eds.), The gender affirmative model: An interdisciplinary approach to supporting transgender and gender expansive children (pp. 101-124). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 

McGuire, J. K., Berg, D., & Catalpa, J. M. (under review). Genderqueer identity scale. In R. Milhausen (Ed.), Handbook of sexuality-related measures (4th ed.). New York: Routledge.  Under review.  

McGuire, J. K., Rider, G. N., Berg, D., & Catalpa, J. M. (under review). Utrecht Gender Dysphoria Scale – Gender Spectrum (UGDS-GS). In R. Milhausen (Ed.), Handbook of sexuality-related measures (4th ed.).  New York: Routledge. Under review.

Catalpa, J. M., McGuire, J. K., Berg, D. R., Fish, J. N., Rider, G. N., & Bradford, N. J., (online first). Predictive validity of the genderqueer identity scale (GQI): Differences between genderqueer and transgender individuals. [Special Issue]. International Journal of Transgenderism, online ahead of print January 21, 2019. doi:10.1080/15532739.2018.1528196

Rider, G. N., Vencill, J. A., Berg, D. R., Becker-Warner, R., Candelario-Perez, L., & Spencer, K. G. (online first). The Gender Affirmative Lifespan Approach (GALA™): A model for competent clinical care with genderqueer and nonbinary clients. [Special Issue]. International Journal of Transgenderism, online ahead of print January 16, 2019.  doi:10.1080/15532739.2018.1485069

Bradford, N. J., Rider, G. N., Catalpa, J., Morrow, Q. J., Berg, D. R., Spencer, K. G., & McGuire, J. (online first). Creating gender: A thematic analysis of genderqueer narratives. [Special Issue]. International Journal of Transgenderism, online ahead of print May 25, 2018. doi:10.1080/15532739.2018.1474516 

2017

Spencer, K. (2017). Femme. In K. Nadal (Ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender (pp. 570 - 571). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 

Spencer K.G., Iantaffi, A., & Bockting, W. (2017). Treating sexual problems in transgender clients. In Z.D. Peterson (Ed.), The Wiley Handbook of Sex Therapy (pp. 291-305). Chichester, West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Spencer, K. G., & Vencill, J. A. (2017). Body beyond: A pleasure-based, sex positive group therapy curriculum for transfeminine adults. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 4(4), 392-402. doi:10.1037/sgd0000248