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Deconstructing Gender: Trans & Non Binary Identities with assessment and letter writing training.

September 10, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT

Presented in Partnership with Schwartz Neurodiversity Services

Deconstructing Gender: Trans & Non Binary Identities with assessment and letter writing training.

Taught by Van Ethan Levy and moderated by Joel Schwartz, PsyD, of Total Spectrum Counseling on:

September 10, 2021 from 9AM to 12PM PST/ 11AM to 2PM CT/12PM to 3PM EST.

Register here: https://schwartzneurodiversity.com/

This program, when attended in its entirety, offers 3.0 CEs for Psychologists and 3.0 BBS California CEUs for licensed Counslors, Social Workers and LMFTs.

Program Description:

Gender is a societal construct that is problematic and has negative emotional, physical and/or psychological impact on people, especially those who fall outside of what is constructed as “normal.” Clients who are trans/nonbinary/gender nonconforming, etc. particularly clients of color and more specifically Black trans folx, are overly misdiagnosed with mental health issues due to the lack of cultural competency and cultural humility. In this training, we will deconstruct gender constructs through a trauma informed lens, while learning how to identify and eradicate our own internalized biases, in order to create safer spaces for clients who identify within and/or are exploring their trans identity.

This workshop provides mental health professionals with tools on how to assess and write a letter for trans/non binary/non-conforming and/or many more non cis clients for surgery/hormones/name change/gender marker change and more in one session.  Participants will also learn trauma informed ways to engage with the trans/non binary/non conforming/ and many more identities. Participants will leave the workshop with a wealth of knowledge and accessible tools to assess and write a letter for clients so that the client can gain access to affirming care.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Clinicians will be able to assess clients and write letters in order to increase access to affirming procedures for trans/non binary and/or many more non cis clients after one session with client.
  2. Learners will be able to define internalized/externalized transphobia and describe 3 ways in which they manifest.
  3. Learners will describe 3 ways in which a clinician can create a space that is more affirming to trans clients.
Presentation Only  –  $150
Additional 3 Live CE’s  –  $25
Student/Prelicensed  –  $100
Refund policy/Cancellation Policy: Participants can cancel for any reason up to 48 hours and receive a full refund. COVID-19 related emergencies may cancel at any time for a full refund. No/late shows are not eligible for a refund.


September 10, 2021
11:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT