Working with Gender Minorities Part II: Learning About Dysphoria, Non-Medical and Medical Transition is the second in a multi part series for clinicians who would like to move from being a novice friendly provider to an affirming then competent provider.
This course will provide information about dysphoria, aspects of social transition and review some of the more common options for medical transition.
Each course in the series will cover a topic that is critical for working with gender minorities.
Objectives for this course:
- Define dysphoria
- Identify three or more forms of social transition that affirm gender expression
- Identify three or more medical interventions that affirm gender expression
- Name four national resources for expanding their knowledge about transgender related health and behavioral healthcare
Hi, I’m Nick Marzo. I use he / him / none pronouns.
Nick Marzo, MS, LPC, LMHC, CST, CPCS, NCC, CCMHC (he/him/none), is a white, transmasculine, genderqueer professional counselor and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist with 20+ years experience. Nick blends his unique lived and clinical experience to provide in-depth information and passionate humanity to the course.
The Gender Diverse Individuals Miniseries was created out of the need to express, from both clinical and lived experience, the crucial aspects of working with gender diverse individuals. I hope this course achieves the goal for clinicians to be aware and to move toward having an affirming and accessible space for gender minority clients.
Who should take this course?
This course is designed for clinicians working with gender diverse clients who do not have exposure to medical aspects of transition.
What experience level is necessary?
Successful students will be clinicians who are in the early stages of learning about working with gender diverse individuals.
Is there a specific knowledge required or pre-requisite course?
Clinicians should have completed Part I or Ethical Counseling with LGTBGEQ+ Individuals or a course with similar objectives.
How long do I have access to the course?
Course materials are available indefinitely, including any updates to the course.
What do I do if I have a question?
Our instructors value the connection with students and will do everything we can do improve your experience. If you have questions you can reach us at any time via email at [email protected].
What do I do if I have a complaint or grievance?
All Continuing Education classes are approved by the Licensed Professional Counseling Organization of GA. Those classes that meet necessary requirements are approved by the American Association of Sexuality, Educators, Counselors and Therapists. Certificates are issued at the time of training and maintained on file with Modern Path, LLC for a period of seven years. Grievances, questions, comments or concerns should be directed to [email protected] Should your grievance or concern not be addressed to satisfaction please contact [email protected] or [email protected] for additional support and assistance.
"Great course! I gained so much knowledge and my mind was opened. ... Great pace and presented in an easy to learn format. Keep doing the great work you do. "
- Student, 2020
"Nick brought humility and gentleness to the presentation while simultaneously challenging us all to look at our biases and contemplate the experience of constant stress on members the of GSM community. ...I came away with practical knowledge of how to better support my GSM clients."
- Student, 2020
"Personally delivered important information. This course should be a must for all counselors and therapists!"
- Student, 2020