Helpful ways to support and best serve trans and nonbinary clients... from the use of gender-neutral language to office signage, this course is a great primer

This course features compensated expert clinician Dara Hoffman-Fox, LPC

Interview-style, with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    This on-demand podcast interview course provides inspiration, clarity, and guidance about how to provide more thoughtful care to gender questioning, transgender, and nonbinary clients. A thorough primer, this course includes discussion about the basics of what it means to be transgender/nonbinary, perspectives to enhance compassion and understanding for this clientele, suggestions as to how to create a more trans-affirming environment, and advice around how to handle the early stages of a client’s gender exploration.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: List three or more ways to create an affirming environment for gender minorities; Describe how one can make usage of trans-affirming/gender neutral language a more natural part of their everyday life.

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

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Enroll in this free course and create a free Clearly Clinical account
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Log into your Clearly Clinical account and achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has 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 audio podcast interview, 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 the course player.

  • Commercial Support

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

  • 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.

  • Course Access Expiration

    Please note that you will have access to this free course for 30 days from when you sign up. If your access lapses, you are able to re-enroll.

  • Accommodations

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

What Your Colleagues Have to Say About This Course

Thank You, Dara

eric fawson

As a cisgender male, this course was extremely helpful in understanding what I don't experience. Thank you, Dara Hoffman-Fox.

As a cisgender male, this course was extremely helpful in understanding what I don't experience. Thank you, Dara Hoffman-Fox.

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Helpful support

Tatiana Tomovic

This course provided basic tips and resources to serve this underserved population. Very good.

This course provided basic tips and resources to serve this underserved population. Very good.

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Wonderful and Comprehensive Podcast and Program

Umutesi Ruranga

This was really informative and accessible. Thank you!

This was really informative and accessible. Thank you!

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lana rothar

I think the podcast was very important and informative. I really enjoyed this!

I think the podcast was very important and informative. I really enjoyed this!

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Interviewee & Interviewer

Dara Hoffman-Fox, LPC

Trans Awareness Expert

Dara Hoffman-Fox, LPC (they/them) is a mental health counselor in private practice in Colorado Springs. For over twelve years Dara’s primary client focus has been those who are transgender, nonbinary, and gender questioning. Dara is considered a subject-matter expert in the field of trans-awareness, having conducted over fifty media and podcast interviews, presenting frequently on the topic on a national level at conferences and symposiums, and having a book published for those who are gender questioning. Visit Dara on Facebook , YouTube, or at the Trans-Affirming Therapists Academy.

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias, MS, LMFT

Interviewer & Clearly Clinical Founder

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias (she/her) is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and the Founder and President of Clearly Clinical. She has specializations in Clinical Documentation, Best Practice, and Utilization Review, and works closely with clinical teams across the US as a trainer and national conference presenter; Beth was formerly an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology and Education department. Licensed in California and Oregon, she provides therapy via her private practice to young adult and adult clients, members of the LGBTQ population, and those with addictive disorders. She has two young children, a super cool spouse who helps out with Clearly Clinical's tech, and a rescue dog.

Why is Clearly Clinical the nation's premier CE provider?

  • CONVENIENT: All courses are 1-hour podcast episodes, available on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, and many others

  • AFFORDABLE: We offer quality CE courses through a reasonably-priced membership

  • SOCIALLY-RESPONSIBLE: We donate to The Trevor Project for LGBT youth suicide prevention

  • WOMEN-OWNED: We are founded and run by Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • DIVERSE: We highlight presenters/interviewees from other historically-marginalized communities

We donate to The Trevor Project for LGBTQ+ youth suicide prevention

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