Gender Development, Identity, and Expression: A Biopsychosocial Perspective

March 20, 2024 11:00am - 12:00pm
$31 for NCFR student members / $52 for NCFR members & CFLEs / $94 for nonmembers & non-CFLEs / Become a member

Hilary Rose

Gender development is vastly more complex and complicated than simple dichotomies or traditional binaries due to the interactions between sex chromosomes, sex hormones, sex organs, gender assignment, and gender identity. Models have been developed to help understand this multifaceted trait but have yet to fully explain variations with gender over time. To begin clarifying this intricacy, Dr. Hilary Rose will share evidence surrounding the complexities of gender development, gender identity, and gender expression from a biopsychosocial perspective. This will include information and examples on the uniqueness of each level or stage of gender development (e.g., evolvement in sex development), such as genetic males who appear feminine and who are raised female.  

By the end of the webinar, attendees will have a better understanding of how gender development and expression can influence parenting practices and public policy. Thus, this webinar will be useful for those wishing to better understand the complexities of gender development and gender diversity to support their own personal and professional relationships.  

By the end, attendees will be able to: 

  • Define nine levels of gender development,    

  • Explain the complexity of gender development and gender diversity through a biopsychosocial lens, and 

  • Apply research surrounding gender development and expression to professional and personal practices.  

Approved for 1.0 hour of CFLE continuing education.   

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About the Presenter 

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Hilary A. Rose, Ph.D., CFLE, has recently retired from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. A Canadian, she completed her graduate degrees in child and family development in the United States (M.Sc. from Arizona State University and Ph.D. from University of Georgia) and has studied and taught about gender in the context of family and across the lifespan from a biopsychosocial perspective for 35 years. Her publications include work on gender-based reasoning in children; risk and resiliency in youth; family connectedness in families with LGB youth; and more recently, same-sex marriage in Canada; historical trauma in survivors of Canada’s residential schools; and family policy in Canada—all from a gendered lens. 

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