Helping Trans Clients Reclaim the Body After Trauma

Presented by Anisha Cooper, LPC, EAS-C, NCC, CCTP on 09-27-2019 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

This web conference is an in-depth guide for mental health professionals working with transgender and/or non-binary folks who are survivors of sexual assault. This web conference explores the intimate patterns and expressions of trans clients who are working to reintegrate sexual intimacy after trauma recovery work. This presentation also reviews differences in gender identity as well as inclusive clinical documentation to support a client's recovery. 

In this 2-hour continuing education web conference, Anisha Cooper, LPC, EAS-C, NCC, CCTP will provide a practical understanding of the three phases of narrative exposure therapy for intimacy work. The first phase focuses on grounding as a means of symptom management. During the second phase, the creation of a trauma narrative promotes core healing and processing of trauma memories. The final phase is integration. 

Anisha will discuss how integration often means the client embraces their identity outside that of a survivor; trauma is decentered and healing is recentered. This web conference will provide clinicians with tools for helping trans survivors reclaim their sexual intimacy and pleasure as they navigate body changes, hormone therapies, relearning touch with self and others, and the impact of clinical and every day language.   

This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians: 

  1. Create inclusive clinical paperwork and documentation.
  2. Demonstrate calm body techniques to reprogram traumatic memories.
  3. Observe trauma narratives related to intimacy using adaptive, non-shaming language.
  4. Practice psychoeducation regarding sexual intimacy using inclusive language.
  5. Assess for higher level treatment and referral.

Statement of program material's accuracy, utility, and risks: The contents of this program are based primarily on the ethics codes of these professional organizations: AAMFT, ACA, APA, NASW, NBCC. Contents are also guided by commonalities in state law and commonalities in published medical necessity criteria from various insurance companies in the United States. Some interpretation and analysis presented is made by the presenter, in consultation with knowledgeable colleagues and expert consultants. Statements about approval or denial of services are according to presenter’s understanding of medical necessity and clinical documentation standards at the time of the program. The presenter may not know how to apply all principles discussed to every situation or person. This program discusses strategies for complying with ethical responsibilities for documentation and advocacy according to the above listed ethics codes. It may not include information on all applicable state laws. Misapplication of the materials, or errors in the materials, could result in denial of payment, denial of mental health services, or non-compliance with applicable laws or ethics codes.

Declaration of conflicts of interest and commercial support: None.

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy for attending this web conference in its entirety.
GoodTherapy 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 is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

This organization, GoodTherapy, 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: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022. 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 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy 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.

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, 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.

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Meet the Presenter

Anisha Cooper, LPC, EAS-C, NCC, CCTP

Anisha Cooper, LPC, EAS-C, NCC, CCTP

Anisha Cooper, LPC, EAS-C, NCC, CCTP is the owner of Wishing Well Counseling & Consulting, a holistic trauma recovery practice that treats trauma as a spiritual injury in collaboration with other disciplines. Anisha is a licensed professional counselor with a specific interest in helping gender and sexual minorities on their healing journeys. She's also recognized as a certified clinical trauma professional and board certified counselor.

Anisha received her Bachelor's in Biology, Minor in Chemistry with a concentration in Psychology as well as her Master's in Counselor Education and Supervision from Georgia Southern University. She specializes in working with sexual trauma survivors and relearning touch/intimacy after recovery. She also has experience providing training related to professional development for minority communities, and she provides workplace training for diversity and inclusion practices.

At home, Anisha often dances with her 7 year old daughter who reminds her makeup is not necessary, bellies are homes, and stretch marks make room for beautiful things. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing poetry and short stories, and playing board games with her family. 

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • aceGoodTherapy.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.
  • Logo 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.
  • Logo 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.
  • aceGoodTherapy.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: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022. 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.
  • Person Centered Tech, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Person Centered Tech, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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