Your Course Instructor

Katie Leikam, LCSW, LISW-CP, BC-TMH

  • WPATH GEI Certified Instructor

    Katie Leikam, LCSW has over 150 hours of training in LGBTQIA affirming mental health and medical care by WPATH and trainers across the country.

  • LGBTQIA Experienced Clincian

    Katie Leikam, LCSW has experience working with over 750 LGBTQIA and transgender clients and has client centered training and experience with working with transgender clients.

  • Learning and Growth

    Courses offer the opportunity to learn and grow as an affirming clinician with up to date values, information and treatment modalities for working with the transgender community.


    This course has been newly updated to add the new WPATH SOC 8 recommendations as well as direction on how to write gender affirming support letters.

Course curriculum

This 5-hour training is an in depth look at working with transgender clients. The training covers terms, gender identity and gender expression, an introduction to hormones and letter writing. It now includes an overview of WPATH SOC 8 treatment recommendations. It explores how gender dysphoria interacts with co-occurring conditions as well as teaches three clinical modalities to work with clients with gender dysphoria including solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindful self-compassion. This course is approved for 5 core hours of CEUs by the UGA School of Social Work for LCSW's, LPC's, LMFT's and counts as related hours for psychologists.

    1. Introduction to Transgender Mental Health Care

    2. WPATH SOC 8 Updates

    1. Gender Dysphoria and Co-occurring Disorders

    1. Clinical Interventions for Gender Dysphoria

    1. Required Learning Quiz

    1. Course Evaluation Quiz

    1. PowerPoint Slides to Download

About this course

  • $135.00
  • 7 lessons
  • 4 hours of video content

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LGBTQIA Affirming Care

Start learning LGBTQIA affirming care and treatments today to increase your clincial skills for working with the LGBTQIA and transgender community.