Transgender Affirmative Mental Health Care Certification

$380.00 / month$3,750.00

This 35 hour certification program comes with 10 hours of case consultation with Arlene Lev, LCSW-R, CASAC and Margie Nichols, Ph.D.

Attend one course or the full program! The courses are all available fully online using our state of the art learning platform, making participation convenient for you.

1 payment – $3,750
consecutive monthly payments – $675/mo
12 consecutive monthly payments – $380/mo

CEs provided for AASECT, APA, NBCC, & Individual State CEs.

Monthly payment plans can be set up via check, venmo or zelle. When paid via website/cc there is a $15 convenience fee added per payment.

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Modern Sex Therapy Institutes in association with Arlene Lev, LCSW-R and Margie Nichols, Ph.D. is proud to announce the first comprehensive Certification Program for Transgender Affirmative Mental Health Care designed and taught entirely by transgender-identified health experts and their allies.  The vast majority of instructors come from the community itself and all have broad and extensive experience, and this program proceeds from an avowedly trans-affirming perspective.

Recent surveys show that 0.7% of all adults are transgender and 4% identify as nonbinary, with even higher numbers for adolescents and youth.  Every day, more transgender and gender diverse children, adolescents, and adults come out and are in desperate need for mental health assessment, treatment, and referrals for medical care and sometimes even surgery.  Yet the environment is undergoing such rapid change that few professionals have the training to work with this population; understandings and approaches common even as recently as ten years ago are outdated and sometimes even discredited.  Compassionate, skilled professionals are often in high demand.

Our training will prepare you to work effectively, ethically, and respectfully with transgender children, adolescents, and adults as well as with parents, partners, and family members.  From proper terminology to the latest research and treatment recommendations to the community’s current understandings of itself, this program will give you the comprehensive knowledge and supervised treatment experience you need.

Attend one course or the full program! Courses are all available online using our state of the art learning platform, making participation easy for you.

Course Presenter CEs/Hours
Affirmative Care in Relationship and Couple Counseling Alex Iantaffi, Ph.D., MS, SEP, CST, LMFT 3
Affirmative Care of Trans, Gender Nonconforming, and Nonbinary Youth Deb Coolhart, Ph.D., LMFT 1.5
Beyond They/Them/Theirs: An intro to working with nonbinary clients Dara Hoffman, LPC 1
Gender Dysphoria in younger children Wallace Wong, R. Psy.D. 2.5
Advocacy: Know their rights Asaf Orr 2
Affirmative Care for Families of Transgender/Gender Expansive Children & Youth Shawn Giammattei, Ph.D. 2
Options on the path to gender embodiment: Hormones and Surgeries Colt St. Amand, Ph.D., MD 2
Principles of affirmative care for transgender and nonbinary adults Margaret Nichols, Ph.D., C.S.T.S. 2
Introduction to Terminology Acey A. Mercer, LCSW 1
The roles of the mental health care provider Arlene Lev, LCSW-R, CASAC, CSTS 2.5
Introduction to Transgender Care Arlene Lev, LCSW-R, CASAC, CSTS & Margaret Nichols, Ph.D., C.S.T.S. 2
Transgender, Gender Nonconforming and Nonbinary Persons J. Rose Cohen, LCSW 1.5
Understanding Ethical Considerations for Gender Diverse and Transgender Youth Scott Leibowitz, MD 1
Working with Transgender and Gender Diverse Clients Arlene Lev, LCSW & Acey Mercer, LMSW   4
Private Gender dual lives Katherine Ruchlin, Ph.D. 1
Supporting Autistic Trans and Non-Binary Clients Finn Gratton, LMFT, LPCC 1
Sex Therapy with Trans and GNC Clients Damon Constantinides, Ph.D., LCSW 1
Working with clients with mental health challenges —  Adults J. Jesse Rose Cohen 1
Transgender Clients and Addiction Kristina Padilla, M.A., PAADC, ICCADC, CGS 1
Integrating spirituality and religion into counseling with Trans and Gender Diverse Communities Ruben A Hopwood, MDiv, Ph.D. 1
Narrative relational sex therapy with TGNC Clients Suzanne Iasenza, Ph.D. 1

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