Airport Marina Counseling Service and Antioch University Los Angeles proudly present:

Six Unit CE Course on Clinical Work with Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Clients

Description of the workshop:

 Healthy identity development can be difficult for transgender or gender nonbinary (TGNB) patients living in a cissexist and transphobic world, but affirmative therapy can assist patients with the development of a cohesive self.  This workshop will provide basic knowledge for clinical work with transgender, gender non-binary, and genderqueer adult patients. Participants will not only learn language and definitions related to sex, gender, and sexuality, but also how these constructs are related, but different. Participants will learn how cisgender privilege affects the therapeutic relationship and how to effectively address issues of privilege and oppression with TGNB clients. This workshop will cover an introduction to the wide array of gender confirming surgeries to assist therapists in understanding their roles in client’s medical transition. The workshop will end with discussion of several vignettes.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss how the constructs of sex, gender, and sexuality are related, but different.

  2. Address how cisgender privilege affects the therapeutic relationship with a transgender or gender nonbinary client.

  3. Understand how hormones and gender confirming surgeries can assist transgender and gender nonbinary clients.

  4. Articulate the role of therapists in assisting transgender and gender nonbinary clients with transition.



Cadyn Cathers, MA (pronouns: he/his/him) is an advocate, psychotherapist, and educator. He is currently serving as the interim co-director of the LGBT specialization in the MA psychology program at Antioch University Los Angeles. In addition, he is adjunct faculty at Alliant International University and Mount Saint Mary’s University. His professional interests include psychoanalytic psychotherapy, personality and identity development, and transgenerational trauma. Under supervision of Kenneth Scott, PsyD, he is a psychological assistant in private practice, where he primarily sees transgender and gender nonbinary clients.

Sunday, March 31, 2019
9 – 9:30am networking
9:30am – 5pm
(includes 1 hour for lunch and two 15-minute breaks)

Antioch University, Los Angeles
Room 1006
400 Corporate Pointe
Culver City, CA. 90230

parking on the street is free or $15 in the parking structure

Time and Place:

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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations are subject to a $25.00 processing fee and must be received 7 days prior to the event to be eligible for a refund.

Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or those returning from breaks more than 15 minutes late or those leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credit.

Airport Marina Counseling Service is approved by the California Psychology Association (CPA) (provider # AIR091) to award CE units for psychologists. The Board of Behavioral Science (BBS) recognizes CE units approved by the CPA for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s, and LEP’s. Associates and other prelicensed attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.