SGVPA January 2020 CE Event

The Brain as Gender Mosaic: How current research on gender diversity can inform our clinical practice

Presenter:  Caroline Carter, Psy.D.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 N Oakland Ave  Pasadena, CA 9110112:00pm – 1:30pm


When considering gender diversity one generally thinks solely of those within the transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) community. This presentation will seek to broaden participants understanding of gender diversity by presenting current research on gender and the brain. This research is showing us that we are each within the web of gender diversity, as our own unique gender mosaics. Additionally, this presentation will highlight how research on brain plasticity is illuminating the emergent qualities of sex and gender within the brain. Finally, participants will learn ways to integrate these new theories and research into their clinical practices.

Learning Objectives:  After attending event, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe current research on the brain as a gender mosaic 
  1. Identify two ways gender and/or sex are emergent within brain plasticit
  1. Identify 2 clinical practices which integrate these current theories

Presenter Biography
Dr. Caroline Carter is a Affliliate Psychologist with the Los Angeles Gender Center. Dr. Carter works predominantly in LAGC’s Child and Adolescent Program and sees transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) clients in South Pasadena and Westwood. Dr. Carter is also a group facilitator with Transforming Family, an organization which provides monthly support for families who have a TGNC child or adolescent. Additionally, in 2014 Dr. Carter helped to develop LAGC’s Training Program and she is currently the Program Coordinator for LAGC’s continuing education development and implementation. Dr. Carter has trained clinicians and educators on gender diversity both locally and nationally. Dr. Carter earned her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University and her Masters in Women’s Studies in Religion from Claremont Graduate University.

This is a Lunch Event (optional).  Register at Eventbrite Here: 

The brain as gender mosaic

Lunch – TBD

*contact with registration questionsCE – the program offers 1.5 hours of credit

CPA is co-sponsoring with The San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CPA co-sponsored credit is also accepted by the Board of Registered Nursing and the Board of Behavioral Sciences for their licenses. Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 1.5 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

Please join us after the program for informal networking until 2:00pm.

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Presenter:  Caroline Carter, Psy.D.

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