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You As the Therapist: Working w/ Trans& Non-Binary Folks

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Examine your self awareness & socialization around gender in order to learn how to better support trans & non-binary clients

You As the Therapist: Working with Trans & Non-Binary Folks, Part One

Many transgender and non-binary people struggle to find therapists that are affirming of their identities, and even clinicians that are well meaning often have to be educated by their clients when it comes to their gender identities. This course is designed to facilitate consciousness-raising and depth of self-awareness of how gender socialization impacts and informs the therapeutic lens and therapeutic relationship. In this five hour session, participants will have opportunities for small group discussions and self-reflective activities to facilitate a depth of personal and professional understanding of how themes of gender inform clinical conceptualizations. Participants will also gain a nuanced understanding of the lived experience of transgender and non-binary individuals.

The purpose of this session is for mental health clinicians to examine how gender and socialization impacts their own life and their relationships with clients so that they can provide wholistic care and bring informed self-awareness into their sessions with transgender and non-binary clients.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain 3 elements of their lived experiences and socializations of gender identity and sexuality, and describe how these experiences may influence their treatment of gender-diverse clients.
  • Identify 5 areas of vulnerability or marginalization for transgender and non-binary clients
  • Name 5 aspects of cisgender privilege that impact the experience of marginalization and oppression for gender-variant clients.
  • Describe how to apply understanding of current affirming terms to the therapeutic process.
  • Create a plan for 2 new gender-affirming steps or practices that can be applied immediately to practice.

Sliding Scale Rates:

We want folks who want to attend to be able to do so, regardless of economic constraints, while also making sure that we are operating in accordance with our values of paying our trainers fairly for their time, energy and lived experiences, while using sustainable business practices.  (Please see our blog post here for a deeper dive into how we selected our sliding scale structure.)  The full cost of attendance is $275 per person. We set aside a certain number of Sliding Scale spaces, but when folks who can afford to pay more do (Benefactors), we are able to use the difference in price to make another sliding scale seat available to those in need at this or a future offering.  Please use our handy graphic to help determine your registration level

  • $275-$375 – 15+ seats available  (Full Price [$275] & Benefactor levels [$300, $325, $375])
  • $175- 3 seats available (Sliding Scale)
  • $75 – 2 seats available (Sliding Scale)

Continuing Education (CE) Credits:

This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 4 hours of CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

AASECT CEs are accepted by many mental health and medical credentialing bodies – please check with your board about how AASECT credits can be transferred. (Each board is different, and we would never want to misguide you, so we are unable to advise about whether or not your board will accept AASECT credits.)

AASECT Certification Disclaimer

Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact [email protected]

You must register for CEs in order to receive them for this offering. Before you check out, you will be provided with the option to add CEs to your registration. (It is located as an additional option below each of the registration levels.)

Finalizing your registration:

Once you have completed your registration, you will receive confirmation from Eventbrite, along with an email from TTI Registration – that email will include a link to a registration survey that you will need to complete in order to finalize your attendance.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our webinar & course policies. If you have any questions or concerns, please visit our website, or email our Registration Coordinator, Forever Moon, at [email protected] (Please note that our emails sometimes get stuck in spam folders because of the word transgender. If you are missing an email from us, please check your spam/junk folder.)

About TTI:

TTI is proudly trans-owned and run business. We are a team of transgender and non-binary educators who facilitate professional development and personal growth trainings with the goal of creating a more just, equitable and affirming world. All of our content is facilitated by our team of transgender and non-binary educators, so you are always learning directly from –and financially supporting– transgender and non-binary community members.

The funds generated from this webinar go directly to our team members, with 55% going to the facilitator, 30% going to the support team, and 15% going to cover our operating expenses. Learn more about us and our values here.

Event Details


April 27, 2023


12:00 PM - 5:00 PM






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