Helping Transgender and Nonbinary Clients and Their Families During Times of Transition

Presented by Kristie Overstreet PhD, LPCC, LMHC, LPC, CST on 02-25-2022 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

In this 2-hour continuing education training presented by Dr. Kristie Overstreet, therapists and mental health professionals will learn how to provide the best support for transgender and nonbinary clients and their families during times of gender transition. You will gain insight into ever-evolving terminology and language in order to best serve transgender and nonbinary clients. You’ll learn new approaches to help families increase their understanding of their loved one and the gender transition process. And you’ll identify clinical strategies for parents and families going through the transition process. After this training, you’ll feel more confident and competent in your work with transgender and nonbinary clients and their families. The webinar will include question and answer periods. 

This introductory continuing education webinar is designed to help mental health professionals:

  1. Define terminology and describe language considerations relevant to working with transgender and nonbinary clients.
  2. Identify harmful terms and language to avoid.
  3. Describe at least two strategies to help families increase their understanding of their loved one navigating gender transition.
  4. Explain at least two clinical strategies for parents and families going through the transition process.
  5. List self-care, support, and healing resources for both transgender and nonbinary clients and their family members.

Statement of program material’s accuracy, utility, and risks: No material risks indicated by the presenter. The presenter will share references with the participants. 

Declaration of any conflict of interest: None indicated.

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How the Web Conference Works

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email from GoodTherapy 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 into 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 the live streaming video and/or document sharing. Alternatively, attendees may dial into 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 your GoodTherapy Account. 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.

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

GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 3/30/2019 – 3/30/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 2 clinical continuing education credits.

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

GoodTherapy, 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.

To receive CE credit hours for an archived event, you will need to complete a survey as well as a 12 or 15-question exam, verifying that you listened to or watched the event in its entirety. Archived CE events generally are considered "homestudy" by licensing boards.

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Mental health professionals who are not members can attend this live web conference for $29.95 or access the homestudy recording for $14.95. Sign up here to purchase this CE course and earn a CE certificate.

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Meet the Presenter

Kristie Overstreet PhD, LPCC, LMHC, LPC, CST

Kristie Overstreet PhD, LPCC, LMHC, LPC, CST

Dr. Kristie Overstreet is a clinical sexologist, psychotherapist, LGBTQIA+ healthcare expert, host of the Fix Yourself First podcast, and author of Fix Yourself First: 25 Tips to Stop Ruining Your Relationships. She is the creator of the Transgender Dignity Model, training and certification program which teaches medical, behavioral, and wellness professionals how to give dignity and affirming care to transgender and nonbinary individuals. This program helps providers feel more competent and confident in the care they give. In addition, she created an online course, Clinical Assessments and Letter Writing for Social + Medical Transition, to assist providers in helping their clients navigate the transition process.

Dr. Overstreet is also the founder of the Therapy Department, a virtual wellness practice that provides counseling, coaching, speaking, and consulting throughout the world. Her 15+ years of clinical experience have made her well respected as a real-world relationship and LGBTQIA+ healthcare expert.

Dr. Overstreet has been featured in CNN, Forbes, Inc, Medline, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, and various other media outlets. For further information about Dr. Overstreet and her work, visit DignityModel.com and DrKristieOverstreet.com.

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.
  • 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 to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022.
  • 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.

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