FL Professional Education Series: Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse
Transgender and gender diverse clients face unique challenges in accessing recovery, treatment, and long term body peace.
Speaker: Vaughn Darst, MS RD,
Senior Coordinator of Gender Affirmative Care, Center for Discovery
Vaughn is a transgender registered dietitian who specializes in treating eating disorders among under-served populations, including gender-diverse teens and adults, high-weight individuals, and neurodivergent youth. Vaughn received his MS in nutrition from USC, and his BA in critical theory and cultural studies, with a concentration in transgender studies, from Scripps College. Vaughn works collaboratively with patients to establish a nourishing relationship between food and their body. Vaughn is also a public speaker and educator, and his TEDx Talk , “In a World That Is Wrong About Us,” addresses the unique concerns of patients for whom disordered eating manifests at the intersection of gender, fatness, food, and identity.
Transgender and gender diverse clients face unique challenges in accessing recovery, treatment, and long term body peace. This session will increase providers' cultural humility and explore nuanced challenges these clients face is accessing recovery.
1. Discuss prevalence rates and hypotheses regarding the development of eating disorders in gender diverse communities
2. Identify persistent microaggressions encountered by gender diverse clients that may complicate their recovery process
3. Explore provider awareness of their own privilege/ experiences of marginalization related to gender identity
Time: 10AM - 11AM
1 Continuing Education Credit Hour Offered.
Advanced Recovery Systems has been recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP No. 6874). Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Advanced Recovery Systems is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.