This workshop is intended to acquaint the participants with the transgender experience - inclucing gender dysphoria, and the changing guidelines in our society. Gender dysphoria is itself usually traumatic for both the individual as well as the people connected to that individual. A gender dysphoric child raised by toxic parents faces a double challenge: coming to terms with a growing unhappiness with his or her assigned gener while at the same time struglling to survive in a family situation characterized by oppressive conditions. Such a child often experiences shame, physical and emotional abandonment, and as a student, difficulty concentrating on school work. This workshop will help to explin the complicated situation experienced by a transgendered individual.
- Dr. Lee Ann Etscovitz is a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) issues. She has written two books primarily on the transsexual experience: "Let the Dandelions Grow: A Poetic Portrait of a Transexual Journey and the Human Condition" and "An Inner Roadmap of Gender Transformation." She gives talks at various colleges and universities and for organizations. She also has a private practice. She received her doctor’s degree in Educational Philosophy and Human Relations and completed a post-graduate internship in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Tour of the school will be offered following the workshop.