Working with Gender Minorities: Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Non-Binary Clients in Treatment
(2 CEs)

New this year! The CCC has added a full day workshop on Saturday May 7, 2022. Dr. River Farrell, PsyD will lead “Working with Gender Minorities: Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Non-Binary Clients in Treatment.”

The Working With Gender Minorities workshop is approved by the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) to offer continuing education for 2.0 contact hours related to substance abuse. Full details about requirements for earning CEs at the conference can be found here.


$25 for single-day workshop; $30 for full conference

9 AM – 1 PM Trans Work for Beginners

Learn the basics of working with gender identity from questioning to transition. Participants will learn strategies for supporting clients in exploring their gender identity from young childhood through adulthood.

2 PM – 4 PM Writing the Letter

Learn the requirements of WPATH letter writing and how to confidently assess if someone meets the requirements for hormones and/or surgery.

Photo of River Farrell, PsyDRiver Farrell, PsyD

River (Melissa) Farrell, PsyD, is a psychologist, educator, author and international presenter. They are a passionate clinician and educator with more than 14 years’ experience using evidence-based practices to help individuals and families grow and thrive. They specialize in working with gender and sexual minorities, particularly transgender youth and their families. They have presented multiple workshops on transgender care, including Whose Therapy is it Anyway?: Working with Gender and Sexual Minority Youth and Their Families.


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