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CE Program - Trans-Affirming Care: Clinical Approaches and Psychotherapy for Trans Individuals

  • November 17, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Online ZOOM
  • 19



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Trans-Affirming Care: Clinical Approaches and Psychotherapy for Trans Individuals

November 17, 2023 | 12:00 to 2:00 pm Eastern Time

Presenter: Devon Ojeda, PhD

Target Audience: Clinical Social Workers

Content level: Beginner to Advanced

CE credits: 2 (Clinical)

About the webinar:

Presenter Devon Ojeda has been involved with Trans-Affirming Care for years and they have great understanding, knowledge, education and expertise with the Trans Community. This clinical presentation is designed to build provider comfort and competency in supporting transgender, intersex, and gender-non-conforming patients/clients in a clinical setting, as well as empowering providers with the necessary insights to effectively advocate for improved socio-political conditions of transgender communities, outside of the clinical setting. Devon's presentation displays the challenges and obstacles that many Trans Individuals face when seeking mental health services. For many decades, this population has suffered and has been denied a multitude of societal services. Today this remains a challenge in both urban and rural settings. At times, the Clinical Social Worker may be the only person available to assist the Trans Individual with mental health concerns, personal wellness, relationship issues, professional obstacles, acceptance by society, family, friends, and new acquaintances.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this webinar participants will be able to: 

  1. Define the principles and practical applications of Trans-Affirming Care.
  2. Describe the psychotherapy needs of Trans Clients which includes inclusive mental health support.
  3. Demonstrate they comprehend the challenges and disparities faced by Trans Individuals.
  4. Explain different clinical approaches and therapeutic modalities used in Trans-Affirming Care, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Care, Narrative Therapy, and other techniques as well as the importance of cultural competence.
  5. Identify the unique mental health needs and concerns specific to transgender individuals, including gender dysphoria, social transitioning, identity exploration, coming out experiences and intersectional issues related to race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.
  6. Utilize strategies for a safe, non-judgmental, supportive therapeutic environment that fosters trust and openness for Trans Clients, including insights into building a solid therapeutic alliance and effectively addressing trans-related issues within the therapeutic setting.
  7. Describe ways to advocate for transgender rights and equitable access to mental health resources.

    About the instructor:

    As a senior national organizer, Devon Ojeda (they/he) works with coalition partners and federal/state government officials to create structural changes that will improve the wellbeing of the Trans community, such as access to adequate health coverage and temporary housing. Prior to their work at NCTE, he was named the 2018-2019 James Marshall Public Policy Fellow by the Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) and worked for the Senate HELP Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security in the Office of Senator Bernard Sanders. Devon Ojeda completed their Ph.D. and Masters in Community Psychology at Wichita State University (WSU) and has a graduate certification in LGBT Health Practice and Policy at George Washington University. In the future, they hope to continue following their passion for and expand their expertise in healthcare, health minority equity, intersectionality, social justice, and public policy.

    Fee & Registration:

    The cost is $49 for CSWA members, and $69 for non-members. If you are not a CSWA member, click here to learn more about CSWA benefits and join today.  Registrations will be accepted until the start of the webinar or until the webinar is full. Cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to the live webinar to receive a refund. Each registered participant will receive zoom log-in information via email from two days prior to the webinar.

    Course interaction & CE completion requirements:

    This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.

    To earn 2 CE credits, participants must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, complete and pass an online post-test and complete a course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be provided once the evaluation is submitted.

    System Requirements to Participate

    On a PC:
    Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
    Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 or later
    Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
    Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB or more of RAM

    On a Mac:
    Safari 6, Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
    Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
    Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
    Intel processor (2GB of RAM or better)

    Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP will need a fast Internet connection, a microphone, and speakers (a USB headset is recommended).

    On an iPad, iPhone, Android or Windows mobile device:
    Free Zoom at ; WiFi connection recommended for VoIP audio

    Special Accommodations: To request special accommodations, please contact our administrator immediately upon registration. All special requests must be made within a minimum of 5 business days prior to the event.

    CE Provider Information

    Clinical Social Work Association, provider #1719, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 8/23/23-8/23/26. Social workers completing this course receive 2 clinical continuing education credits.

    Unsure if your state accepts ACE program for continuing education credit? Please click HERE for a map, and check with your state board for their licensure renewal requirements. 

    Questions? Contact Angela Katona, CSWA Executive Administrator at

    If you do not receive an email upon registering, please reach out for assistance by emailing All inquiries regarding registration status, links or other event-related concerns must be made at least 24 hours prior the start of an event. Staff will not be able to provide assistance right before or during the event. 

    This program will be recorded for registrants. 

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