Fundamentals of Gender-Affirming Therapy

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This is a virtual event, accessible online. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


Many clinicians wish to affirmatively treat gender-diverse clients, but have had minimal exposure to gender-related topics in their clinical training and struggle to "know what they don't know." This workshop is intended for professionals wishing to increase their competency in providing affirming care to transgender, gender nonconforming, nonbinary, and gender-exploring children, adolescents, and adults. Topics include: understanding gender dysphoria; acknowledging and dismantling implicit clinician bias; using gender-affirming language; the role of the clinician in helping patients to access gender-affirming medical care; and special considerations for gender-diverse youth and families.

Learning Objectives
•    Develop increased capacity to affirmatively assess and treat gender dysphoria.
•    Acknowledge and explore implicit bias in treatment relationships between cisgender clinicians and transgender clients.
•    Identify ways to support clients’ access to gender-affirming medical care.



Kate MacShane, LCSW-C, MEd, MSW

Kate MacShane, LCSW-C, is the founder and clinical director of the Maryland Center for Gender & Intimacy in Frederick, Maryland, where she specializes in sexuality and gender. Kate is a queer, cisgender, biracial therapist who practices from an anti-oppressive framework that incorporates feminist, queer, anti-white-supremacist, and other liberatory perspectives. Kate’s approach to working with clients incorporates relational, psychodynamic, attachment-based, and narrative therapies. Kate is a member of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. She received a MSW from the Smith College School for Social Work and an M.Ed. from American University.

Continuing Education

3.0 CE
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Price: $80.00

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