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Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2023-8

Clare Rowe “Gender dysphoria: emerging teen challenges”

Clare Rowe
Principal Psychologist and Director
Rowe & Associates

Date: Thursday, 21 September 2023, 6.30 – 7.30 pm AEST 
Venue: RSL Mittagong, Joadja/Nattai Room
All are welcome

Summary: The last ten years have seen an exponential rise in the diagnosis of Gender Dysphoria in children and adolescents, many of them going on to identify as Transgender. The treatment deemed best practice over that time has been ‘gender-affirming therapy’ but this has been with little evidence behind it. Clare Rowe, child psychologist, will explore where the extraordinary rise in these cases has emerged from, discuss the conceptualisation of these presentations as a mental health disorder, and finally make a case for an individualised nuanced approach to each child and family.

Clare Rowe is the founder of Rowe & Associates Child and Family Psychology. As an educational and developmental psychologist, she specialises in paediatric psychology including the assessment and diagnosis of childhood disorders such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, learning disorders and giftedness. She has extensive experience in the treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety and depression, and parental training in behavioural management with oppositional behavioural difficulties. Clare specialises in common challenging behavioural difficulties and is passionate about empowering adults to be calm and confident parents through practical and hands-on support.

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