How to Get Started on Becoming a WPATH GEI SOC7 Certified Member
1. Become a member of WPATH
3. Upload the following documents to your WPATH membership portal before beginning with a mentor.
-WPATH Letter of Intent
-A signed mentorship agreement
Before starting to receive the ten mentor hours in my groups or individually, WPATH requires you provide me a copy of your license and malpractice insurance information.
Keep in mind, the WPATH GEI classes you have taken over time can count toward certification even if you had not yet submitted these forms prior to taking the classes.
What I Offer
A member of WPATH since 2002, around that same time I began to expand my gender practice to include consulting with therapists online and in person including in seminars, classes and groups. I enjoy teaching therapists about clinical work including gender identity, gender expression, and options for body changes. We discuss what factors are relevant in a gender history and how to help clients gain clarity around their identity. I share knowledge about preparing clients and their families for medical changes including hormones/blockers and surgeries. Together we work on creative options gender changes and self-expression, many of which may be outside of the gender binary. We explore how to decenter cisgenderism and binary thinking. We work on combatting cissexism, transphobia, homophobia, racism and white supremacy, which has been present since this field's inception.
Our own race, gender modality, neurotype, class, abilities (and other identities and factors) influence who we are as clinicians. We explore how to engage in nuanced conversations about transference, countertransference and privilege during our meetings. If you are a new gender therapist, we'll talk about building up your practice, creating a network of providers in your area, and getting comfortable with a diverse caseload.
Book directly into my schedule for a 25, 50 min or free 10-20 minute brief first time meeting so we may discuss if certification and if mentorship with me is right for you. Mentorship hours are charged to you in a similar way as seeking consultation from a therapist and can take place in group (for 8 of the 10 required hours) or individually. Learn about my fees.
LOWER FEE? To diversify the field, 1/3-1/4 of every consultation/mentorship group has lower fee slots for trans, NB, intersex, BIPOC and disabled clinicians. Call me if you cannot afford my fees for group or individual mentorship.