The opportunity to work with transgender clients is rewarding. However, it can be challenging at times to work with parents and families of these clients. Parents and families may present as confused, resistant, and sometimes aggressive. These are just a few of the common feelings that loved ones may feel when they learn their child or family member is transgender. Many parents and families of transgender loved ones seek counseling for a variety of reasons, such as a desire to learn their loved one’s identity, better understand how they can be supportive, or seek guidance on their lack of support.

In this two-hour continuing education web conference, Dr. Kristie Overstreet will discuss the basic differences in gender identity, common terminology, the role of the clinician, best practices, and effective clinical strategies for working with families of transgender loved ones. Clinicians will learn how to meet the parent and family where they are at in their growth and acceptance of their family member.

At the end of this web conference, clinicians will feel more confident and competent in their clinical skills of working with parents and families. Transgender clients have the best chance of a supportive home environment with family and parents that better understand what they are going through. Clinicians can provide support, knowledge, and resources from this web conference.

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

  1. Summarize the differences in biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual identity, and romantic identity.

  2. Explain common terms related to the LGBTQIA+ community.

  3. Describe the roles of the clinician working with parents and families of transgender clients.

  4. List best practices for working with parents and families of transgender clients.

  5. Apply clinical strategies for parents and families in the transition process.

If you have any questions or concerns about this web conference or would like more information, please contact us here.

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 the GoodTherapy 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. 

Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy for attending the live version of this web conference in its entirety.

2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy and Person Centered Tech, LLC for attending the homestudy version of this web conference in its entirety. 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. 

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) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. GoodTherapy 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, 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, 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

Premium and Pro Membership with GoodTherapy includes access to this web conference at no additional cost. Not yet a member? Sign up for a Premium or Pro Membership, here.

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, LMHC, LPCC

Dr. Kristie Overstreet is a clinical sexologist, psychotherapist, author, speaker, and consultant who works with individuals to help strengthen their relationship with themselves and others. She knows when people have a foundation and build off the positive aspects of themselves it leads to improvements in all relationships.

With over 12 years of clinical experience, Dr. Overstreet has developed best practices for transgender healthcare. Her mission is to educate every behavioral and healthcare worker to provide dignity care for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Dr. Overstreet has written three books on improving relationships, including:

She has also given a TEDx talk on transgender healthcare and is a sought-after expert. She is the creator of the Transgender Healthcare Dignity Model training and certification program. Her new book, Finding Your True Self: A guide to gender acceptance, will be published in 2019.

Dr. Overstreet serves as a national contributor to CNN, Psychology Today, Readers Digest, Your Workplace, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and various other media.

Dr. Kristie holds a PhD in Clinical Sexology, Master of Arts in Professional Counseling, and Bachelor of Science in Biology. She is a licensed counselor in California, Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana. She is also a certified sex therapist and addiction professional. She is president of Therapy Department, a private practice in Orange County that provides counseling, training, speaking, and consulting services throughout the United States.

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