WPATH Certification and Mentorship
The WPATH Certification Program signifies a provider is a WPATH member in good standing who has completed an additional rigorous curriculum related to providing gender care. This certification indicates that the provider has a working understanding of the multidisciplinary care team and how the WPATH SOC actually work in our clinical practice. The extensive 50 -hour core competencies-based training program includes course work, mentorship and an exam. The title of "WPATH GEI SOC 7 Certified Member" also requires a commitment to stay on top of current evidence and consensus in the field through continuing education. Learn more about the specific requirements to become certified through WPATH.
I have over twenty years of experience as a gender therapist, as well as have been a WPATH member since 2002. I would be honored to work with you as your WPATH Mentor. Working with me, you'll get support for your clinical work across the lifespan. I work with clients in my own practice using play therapy, group, individual therapy and EMDR.
Individual and group consultation can apply to the 10 hours of mentorship needed to help you meet the qualifications to become a WPATH GEI SOC7 Certified Member. Please note only eight of the ten hours you spend in group can count toward the ten required mentorship hours.
As your WPATH mentor we discuss cases within the context of the WPATH core competencies. See this list of example training topics we can also cover during mentorship.
Mentorship meetings (25 or 50 mins) can be individual, in dyads or in group. They can take place in the English or Spanish languages. You may also choose to book a free brief meeting directly into my schedule.
How to Get Started with Certification
1. Become a member of WPATH
2. Enroll in the GEI Foundations Course
3. Upload the following documents to your WPATH membership portal before beginning mentorship hours.
-WPATH Letter of Intent
-A signed mentorship agreement with me
Provide your mentor with a copy of your license and up to date malpractice insurance information.