Culturally-Competent Couples Treatment for Relationships in Gender Transition

Culturally-Competent Couples Treatment for Relationships in Gender Transition

Presented by Matthew Goldenberg, PsyD on 08-24-2018 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

More and more transgender-identified people are seeking mental health services. Yet professional training on effective therapeutic strategies to best serve the transgender population is scarce. Even more concerning, few workshops specifically examine the lives of people who are transgender through a systems-based lens. This continuing education event is designed to increase competency among mental health providers who serve the transgender community and its allies.

In this two-hour continuing education web conference, Dr. Matthew Goldenberg will introduce common issues couples face when one or both partners are transitioning genders. He will also review and define key terminology used within the transgender community. 

Dr. Goldenberg will highlight ways in which couples therapy modalities can be applied to identify and address specific issues transgender individuals and their partners may face. He will also share a case example illustrating best practices to identify potential sexual and romantic dynamics that are unique to transgender individuals.

All levels of experience are welcome. This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Define key terminology such as transgender and gender binary.
  2. Describe distinctions between issues that affect lesbian, gay, and bisexual communities and those that affect the transgender community.
  3. Discuss a case example to examine key issues couples face when a partner is transitioning.
  4. Assess which couples therapy techniques are most adaptable to the transgender community in a culturally-relevant manner.
  5. Recognize common barriers people who are transgender may face when attempting to access mental health care.

If you have questions about this event, please contact us here.

How the Web Conference Works

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email from GoodTherapy.org with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable. 

To attend the event, registered attendees will log in to the web conference center using a computer or device (smartphone or tablet with internet access) and calling in to the teleconference line on a phone. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via their computer or device. Attendees who are logged in to the event center will be able to see live streaming video and/or document sharing. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions. 

At the conclusion of this event, participants will receive an email with information about how to request a CE certificate in the GoodTherapy.org Member's Area. To confirm attendance, participants must enter the start and end codes announced at the beginning and end of the live presentation. Participants will also be prompted to complete an online survey evaluating the event. Participants will need to complete this online survey within six days after the event. Once completed, participants will be able to download a copy of their CE certificate instantly. 

For additional information about this event or our CE grievance procedures, please contact us here

508.5CE hours and counting!

All are available to GoodTherapy.org members at no additional cost.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

GoodTherapy.org is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within Counseling Services. 

GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

This organization, GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.

GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.

GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.

Meet the Presenter

 Matthew Goldenberg, PsyD

Matthew Goldenberg, PsyD

Matthew Goldenberg, PsyD is a licensed psychologist based in Olympia, Washington. He has worked with the transgender community in a variety of roles since 1999.

Dr. Goldenberg is currently an adjunct professor at South Puget Sound Community College as well as St. Martin's University. He maintains a small private practice and is a regular trainer and consultant throughout the state of Washington.

You can learn more about Dr. Goldenberg and his work at www.drmattgoldenberg.com.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

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    GoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
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    GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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    This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
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    GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.