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Are you already an experienced gender therapist? I'll support you with your current caseload, explore new areas for growth, and help expand your expertise within the WPATH core competencies.
The 4th Friday video-based Advanced Gender Therapist Consultation Group may be a great fit for you.
Work at a clinic or department where there are many of you working toward WPATH certification?
I am happy to create a group just for your organization via Zoom to help you gain mentor hours needed. Hablo español.
As a cisgender therapist serving the community it is important for me to contribute monthly to the Transgender Law Center as well as paying Shuumi Land Tax. I also contribute monthly to TGI Justice Project. I encourage all cis therapists, whose careers are in some way related to treating the suffering and injustice against tgd folks, to consider doing the same.
How to Get Started on Becoming a WPATH GEI SOC8 Certified Member
1. Learn about certification on the WPATH Website
2. You are required to become a member of WPATH
3. Start by enrolling in the GEI Foundations Course
4. Upload the following documents to your WPATH membership portal before beginning official meetings with your mentor.
-WPATH Letter of Intent
-A signed mentorship agreement
Before starting to receive mentorship hours in my groups or individually, WPATH requires you provide me a copy of your license and malpractice insurance information.
WPATH GEI courses (that count towards certification) can be used even if you had not yet submitted these mentorship forms or have been a WPATH member.
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, teaching seminars, classes and groups. I enjoy teaching therapists about clinical work including gender identity, gender expression, and options for embodiment goals. 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 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(s) during our meetings. If you are a new gender therapist, we'll talk about building up your practice, creating a network, and getting comfortable with a diverse caseload.
Learn more about WPATH and WPATH Certification as well as what it means to be a Gender Specialist and how I became a gender therapist,
Book directly into my schedule for a 25, 50 min or free 15 minute brief first time meeting so we may discuss if certification and if mentorship with me is right for you. Mentorship hours are charged in a similar way as consultation and can take place individually or in group for 8 of 10 hours. Learn about my fees.
LOWER FEE? To diversify the field, 1/3-1/4 of every group I lead has lower fee slots for trans, non binary, intersex, BIPOC, autistic and/or disabled clinicians. If you don't fit in one of those identity groups, I may still have room for you in a low fee slot if needed.
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