WPATH Standards of Care 8 for Mental Health Professionals

Presenter: Cadyn Cathers, PsyD

January 6, 2023

10:00-12:00 pm Pacific 

2 CEs

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Abstract

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is an interdisciplinary professional organization which promotes evidenced-based care, education, research, and public policy related to transgender health. WPATH has been publishing standards of care since 1979 and published the latest version (SOC-8) in Fall 2022. This workshop will cover the latest WPATH guidelines for providing mental health services for transgender and nonbinary (TGNB) clients, including assessment or evaluation for hormonal or surgical interventions during medical transition. Through the discussion of vignettes, participants will learn how to apply the guidelines to complex cases. We will explore ways to use the guidelines as a way to advocate for affirmative health care for TGNB clients with medical providers and insurance companies.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss at least 3 of the WPATH SOC 8 guidelines for mental health professionals
  2. Write a letter for gender-affirming medical and surgical treatment using WPATH SOC 8 recommendations
  3. Utilize the WPATH SOC 8 to advocate for services for TGNB clients

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. 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, where he focuses on psychoanalytic psychotherapy with transgender and nonbinary patients.

 


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Licensed therapists who work in nonprofits price is $24 (Use coupon code: wpathpl at checkout)

Student/pre-licensed price is $19 (Use coupon code: wpathpl at checkout)

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Completion Requirements

Live Event
  • To get CE credit for the live event, you need to be present for the entire course.
  • 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.
  • This presentation will be recorded and available as a homestudy approximately two weeks after the live event.
  • Your active participation will contribute and enhance the learning of participants that complete the recorded homestudy version.
Home Study
  • You will need to take the post-test with at least a 80% score in order to receive your certificate for a home study course.

Additional Information

Instruction Level

This course is meant for an intermediate to advanced audience.

Who should Attend

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

Format

Live, virtual presentation with the opportunity for interaction with the presenter. This course will be available as a recorded homestudy approximately two weeks after the event.

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.

Accommodations

The Affirmative Couch will work to accommodate reasonable accommodations requests. Requests can be emailed with “accommodation request” in the subject line. Requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

 


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Continuing Education Approvals

APA ApprovedThe 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

Buy Now

Licensed therapists who work in nonprofits price is $24 (Use coupon code: wpathpl at checkout)

Student/pre-licensed price is $19 (Use coupon code: wpathpl at checkout)

You can also get access to this course and all other courses with our memberships.

Annual Membership

 

Lifetime Membership

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