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Counseling Transgender Clients 3CE

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Course Description

Transgender is an umbrella term that covers a wide variety of gender identities and sexual orientations. As with all segments of the LGBT community, transgender people are increasingly coming out and embracing who they are. And as with any other group of people, many of them will need counseling at some point in their lives. This course is designed to assist mental health professionals in providing transgender patients with necessary treatment while keeping in mind their special needs and the challenges they face. Participants will also receive an overview of scientific theories relating to the development of transgender children, adolescents, and adults.

Approved by the Following State Boards
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, and Mental Health Counseling (CE Broker #50-23449)

  • Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (License #197.000302)

  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CE Broker #50-23449)

  • South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, and Psycho-Educational Specialists (CE Broker #50-23449)

Learning Objectives
  • Understanding the experiences of transgender clients

  • Learning how to handle sensitive topics and questions without offending clients

  • Providing an overview of the social and legal challenges transgender people face

  • Learning the legal status of transgender people in the US

  • Understanding the special issues facing transgender children and their parents


You will be expected to review all materials provided and pass the poset-test with a minimum of 70%, in order to receive your certificate of completion.  You will also be required to complete a course evaluation.  Once you have satisfactorily completed the post-test and submitted your evaluation, your certificate will be emailed to you.

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