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Webinar: Implications to Enhance Services for Gender Diverse Individuals – Part 1
August 6, 2019

Dr. Anthony Zazzarino, PhD, LPC, ACS, CPRP is a full-time faculty member at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions. He currently provides instruction for professional education courses for New Jersey’s Supported Housing agencies implementing Community Support Services (CSS), the Master’s program in Rehabilitation Counseling, and the Doctoral program in Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Zazzarino is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), and Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP). He completed his PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Walden University where he focused on improving the lives of sexual minorities with serious mental illnesses and enhancing individual’s knowledge of multicultural competence. Dr. Zazzarino is actively presenting at local, state, and national conferences related to psychiatric rehabilitation methods, counseling services, and supervision practices. In addition to his work at Rutgers, Dr. Zazzarino is a suicide prevention trainer for the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide, facilitates group therapy for adolescents and adults at an intensive outpatient program, provides outpatient counseling services at his private practice, and provides clinical supervision for counselors who need supervised clinical hours in New Jersey. 


Webinar Description and Objectives:

Participants will become familiar with the history, strengths, and challenges related to gender diversity in the behavioral health field, gain an understanding of the research addressing disparities in behavioral health care regarding gender diverse individuals, and focus on improving services for gender diverse individuals. Gender diverse refers to those who vary in gender identity or expression based on the wide spectrum of gender that exists outside of the rigid gender binaries of male and female. 

  • Describe the many facets of gender.
  • Define key terms associated with gender diverse individuals.
  • Illustrate the importance of using specific gender pronouns.
  • Highlight health disparities that impact the lives of gender diverse individuals.
  • Apply the Minority Stress Model to working with gender diverse individuals.


Recording of webinar

Powerpoint slides for webinar