Transgender Affirmative Mental Health Care Certification


Pre-register for this certification by placing a $500 non-refundable deposit and receive a tuition discount of $300, or simply join the waiting list by entering your email below. Payment plans for this certification will also be available. The total price of the program will be $3,750.

This 50 hour certification program comes with 20 hours of case consultation with Arlene Lev, LCSW-R, CASAC; Margie Nichols, Ph.D.; and Rachel Needle, Psy.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.




    Modern Sex Therapy Institutes in association with Laura A. Jacobs, 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the training to work with this population; understandings and approaches common even as recently as ten years ago are outdated and sometimes even discredited.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.

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