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Keynote Speech at the Keystone Conference: A Celebration of Diversity

March 28, 2014

Arlene Istar Lev, LCSW-R, CASAC

Arlene Lev keynote: “Envisioning a World of Gender Freedom,” discusses the positive trends in the trans liberation movement. This includes the development of Standards of Care that are less pathologizing and based in advocacy and empowerment, the presence of young trans people who will be able to live their entire lives in their chosen gender expression, and the explosion of genderqueer identities among youth.

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Provider’s Day Training:Working with Trangender Individuals and Their Families for Pride and Joy Families

April, 25, 2014

Acey A. Mercer, LMSW

Carolyn Wolf-Gould, M.D.

Arlene Istar Lev, LCSW-R, CASAC

The Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project, in Binghamton, NY, is dedicated to helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) people in upstate NY achieve their goals of building and sustaining healthy families. This was a full day training produced by TIGRIS, which included a medical component.

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“Pre-Conference Interview” AFTNC

October 20-21, 2012

Arlene Istar Lev, LCSW-R, CASAC

Association of Family Therapists of Northern California (AFTNC) is the nation’s oldest professional association of couples and family therapists. On October 20-21, 2012 Arlene Lev presented two full-day trainings exploring the clinical issues impacting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, couples, and families, within a systemic perspective.

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No Bullying Project: Impact of Bullying on LGBTQ Teens

February 2014

Acey A. Mercer, LMSW

Acey Mercer addresses the emotional and psychological repercussions of bullying on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) teenagers and positive supportive efforts that can be made by academic and mental health professionals. This includes discussion of the significance of the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), clinical research findings, and empowering youth through acknowledging differences as a source of strength and recognition that bullying is not an acceptable rite of passage.

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Gender Identity – What to look for!

February 15, 2012

Arlene Istar Lev, LCSW-R, CASAC


Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

The Real Side discusses Gender Identity issues in children. Arlene bravely attempts to talk sense to a rigid, conservative audience. Arlene starts at 39.30 but you can hear the “other side” if you start at the beginning.