An exploration of how to provide TGNC-competent psychological care, with guidance about specific practices


  • Course Description

    As mental health moves toward an affirming Transgender and Non-Binary (TNB) care model, providers may struggle with knowing how to competently support the clients at different stages of care, from which name to use in the chart to how to create a treatment team that is competent and affirming. Historically, TNB folks are often misgendered and misunderstood in psychiatric and psychological practice. This course provides details on how to provide affirming and evidence-based psychiatric care to TNB adolescents and young adults.
    Note: Please note that the terminology to describe transgender people is continually evolving alongside a deeper understanding of the categories of biological sex, gender identity, and gender expression. Use of various lexicon is specific to each individual and his/her/their self-identification. There is a disclaimer in the audio podcast episode regarding the use of various terms.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: List four or more Trangender/Non-Binary affirming psychiatric practices; Analyze ways in which their own practice/agency can be more Transgender/Non-Binary affirming; Describe the history of Transgender/Non-Binary mental health treatment

    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Intermediate

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the required course evaluation.

    Course requirements (including the course audio, post-test, and course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or your other favorite podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

  • Accommodations

    If you have special needs or need an accommodation, please email us at and we will do our best to assist you.


LGBTQ+ Expert

Kyle Bullock, LSW #150.103052

LGBTQ+ Expert

Kyle Bullock, MSW, LSW, is the Program Manager of LGBTQ Services and the Polaris program at Garfield Park Behavioral Hospital, an innovative psychiatric unit for LGBTQ young people. Kyle received his Masters in Social Work from the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration where he concentrated his course work in child/adolescent mental health. Kyle has worked with LGBTQ young people in several capacities including as a psychotherapist for transgender and gender non-conforming young people. In 2014, Kyle was selected by the LGBTQ community of Long Beach, CA as a Grand Marshal for their Pride Parade.

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