From Gender Dysphoria to Gender Euphoria

Presenter: Cadyn Cathers, PsyD

Recorded Webinar

3 CEs

Paper hearts in the pattern of the transgender flag on a pink background representing the links psychotherapeutic interventions can create from gender dysphoria to gender euphoria.


Many, but not all, transgender and gender nonbinary people experience gender dysphoria, or the distress related to gender. Gender dysphoria can be conceptualized as an identity gap within the gender domain of identity, which includes core gender, gender identity, gender expression, relational gender, and community gender identity, or between any of the layers of the gender domain and sex. When the distress is related specifically to the body, medical intervention through hormones or surgery may be the best approach. However, an identity gap between one’s physical body and gender is not the only possible source of gender dysphoria. For example, someone may be comfortable within their body, but becomes extremely distressed when misgendered. With an identity gap between gender identity and relational gender, teaching social skills around assertiveness and boundaries, and teaching distress tolerance may be more beneficial than a medical intervention. This course will discuss the wide range of interventions to address the various subtypes of gender dysphoria and how psychotherapists can help transgender or nonbinary clients move from gender dysphoria to euphoria personally, relationally, and socially. 


By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe at least 3 different identity gaps that may be experienced as gender dysphoria
  • Describe at least 3 non-medical interventions for gender dysphoria
  • Identify appropriate intervention(s) for various subtypes of gender dysphoria

About the Presenter

Cadyn Cathers, PsyD smiling and standing in front a rainbow brick wall. He is wearing a light blue button down, blue slacks, and brown belt. Photo Credit: Crystal Lily PhotographyCadyn Cathers, PsyD (he/him/his) has been teaching courses on human sexuality, psychotherapy with LGBTQIA+ communities, and psychodynamic theory for over 10 years, and serves as teaching faculty at Antioch University Los Angeles in the LGBT Specialization. He is the founder and CEO of The Affirmative Couch, which provides online continuing education on clinical work with LGBTQIA+, CNM, and kink communities. He is a licensed psychologist in private practice at the Out Couch Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, P.C., where he focuses on psychoanalytic psychotherapy with transgender and nonbinary patients.







$29 for licensed

$19 for licensed in non-profit organization (Use coupon code at checkout: EuphoriaNP)

$15 for pre-licensed (Use Coupon Code at checkout: EuphoriaPL)

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This course is included in the annual and lifetime memberships.

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Completion Requirements

Live Event

  • To get CE credit for the live event, you need to be present for all five hours.
  • You will be asked to sign in and out in the chat box in order to track attendance during breaks.
  • We will email you your certificate of attendance within 48 hours of the course.


You will need to take the post-test with at least a 80% score in order to receive your certificate for a homestudy course.

Additional Information

Instruction Level

This course is meant for an intermediate audience. 

Therapists with extensive experience working with transgender and nonbinary clients will likely find this course basic. 

Who should Attend

Psychologists, counselors, and marriage and family therapists and social workers.


Live, virtual presentation with the opportunity for interaction with the presenter. 

Recorded live webinar

Recorded, edited video.

Zoom Link

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Financial Support

The Affirmative Couch pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.

Conflict of Interest

There is no reported conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.

Contact Information

For any inquiries related to subject matter, problem resolution, corrections, grievances, or anything else, please contact us.


The Affirmative Couch will work to accommodate reasonable accommodations requests. Requests can be emailed with the event date and “accommodation request” in the subject line at least 1 week ahead of time. Requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.


Testimonials Regarding the Presenter in Other Courses

Identity Development around Sexuality, Gender and Relationships

"Cadyn's mastery of knowledge combined with his personable and approachable style made for a welcoming space for learning."

"Cadyn is amazing! He is a wealth of knowledge and provides such a rich tapestry of understanding, perspective taking, and case conceptualization. It was so informative and I am excited to share this information not only with clients but also with fellow clinicians."

Psychological Preparation for Medical Transition

"Dr. Cathers/Cadyn was such a rockstar. I can't even imagine teaching a 6 hour training, much less a 12-hour. He's incredible and I hope he enjoyed teaching it as much as we loved learning about the info."

Continuing Education Approvals


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The Affirmative Couch, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Affirmative Couch, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


$29 for licensed

$19 for licensed in non-profit organization (Use coupon code at checkout: EuphoriaNP)

$15 for pre-licensed (Use Coupon Code at checkout: EuphoriaPL)

Buy Now

This course is included in the annual and lifetime memberships.

Annual Membership

Lifetime Membership

Module 1 Recorded Webinar
Unit 1 Course Materials  
Unit 2 Post Test  
Unit 3 Post course survey