Clinician’s LGBTQIA Learning Platform
The Clinician’s LGBTQIA Learning Platform is an online training site to increase your clinical skills in working with LGBTQIA, transgender and gender non conforming clients. Classes are presented in video format that you can complete at your own pace for 30 days.
In Person Presentations & Training
Katie Leikam, LCSW, LISW-CP, DC-TMH is available to give presentations and training to your organization. Katie Leikam is a member of WPATH, The World Professional Association for Transgender Health and is in process of her WPATH GEI certification, which is over 50 hours of Trans* health education. Katie is an affirming clinician who has worked with over 100 clients who identity as transgender. As a speaker at The Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference, Katie will bring education and knowledge to your organization in a direct, easy to understand manner to facilitate education of transgender mental health awareness. Please contact Katie to request a presentation at your office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentation topics include:
- Affirmation to transgender clients
- Co-occurring disorders
- Intake paperwork
- Treating Gender Dysphoria
- Understanding the gender dysphoria diagnosis
- Clinical treatment modalities for gender dysphoria
- Cultural competence with gender diverse clients
- Intersectionality of transgender and LGBTQIA clients
- Writing hormone and gender confirmation surgery letters
Upcoming In Person CEU Events
CEU: Trans 202: Gender Dysphoria: An Introduction, Co-occurring Disorders and Clinical Interventions
Please join Katie Leikam, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP and member of WPATH (The World professional Association of Transgender Health), who is a speaker at the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference. Katie is In process of WPATH GEI certification, where she will receive 50 direct hours of education about Transgender health. Katie is an affirming clinician.
This 5 hour training is an in depth look at Gender dysphoria and how it affects our clients on a daily basis. The training covers how co-occurring disorders interact with gender dysphoria as well as teaches effective clinical interventions for working with clients who are experiencing negative effects of gender dysphoria such as low self esteem, negative self talk and depression.
- Understand the gender dysphoria diagnosis for children and youth and adults
- Understand the continuum of gender identity and the spectrum of gender identity.
- Increase knowledge of co-occurring disorders with gender dysphoria including bipolar disorder, GAD, substance use, eating disorders and more to clinical cases.
- Learn the difference between body dysphoria and gender dysphoria and co-morbidity.
- Learn three clinical modalities directly related to gender dysphoria and how to implement them in treatment including mindful self compassion, solution focused therapy and CBT
When: Saturday November 16th 2019 at UGA School of Social Work Athens, GA Campus 9:00am-3:30pm
Cost: 100.00 for 5 core hours of training approved for LMFT, LPC, LPCA and LMSW and LCSW’s via the UGA School of Social Work.
Upcoming & Past Presentations:
Gender Odyssey in Los Angeles
Teaching Self Affirmations for Gender Dysphoria in a Clinical Setting: Teaching the “I Am”
Saturday, Jun 23rd 2018, 1:30pm – 2:50pm, Cypress
Clients experiencing gender dysphoria can have a challenging time expressing self-affirmations and self-love. This workshop will use evidence-based clinical interventions such as Gestalt therapy and mindful self-compassion to teach attendees how to process self-affirmations with clients with severe gender dysphoria. In changing from the clinician’s “you are” to the client’s “I am,” clients will leave sessions with an ability to practice self-compassionate statements. Katie Leikam, LCSW, will also explore case studies where self-affirmations have been helpful in developing clients’ ability to have self-love, self-compassion, and increased self-esteem through gender dysphoria. Attendees will leave with an understanding of practical tools and interventions for teaching clients to make self-affirmations during therapy.
The Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference
Effective Communication and Relationship Building with your Cisgender Partner
Friday, August 3rd, 10:15am – 11:15am, Room 121A
Learn how to effectively communicate about your transition with your cisgender partner. Topics of conversation to discuss before you start transitioning and during your transition will be discussed openly. Some of these include family, finances and fertility.
The National Trans Health Conference
November 8th-10th 2018
Mental Wellness Through Social Transition
This presentation includes an introduction to social transition for youth including transitioning to parents, family, friends and at school. We will learn how to best promote mental wellness during social transition. Participants will learn how to use techniques of mindful self-compassion to teach clients self-affirmations during transition.