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  • Course Objectives

    1. Learn ways to be able to implement the changes to WPATH SOC 8 into your practice. 2. Recognize how the changes to SOC 8 give more flexibility to the transgender community.

  • Course Objectives

    3. Understand how “well controlled mental health concerns” have changed in SOC8. 4. Recognize how insurance companies may have implemented SOC8.

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    5. Learn how to write gender affirming hormone and surgery support letters that follow WPATH SOC step by step from a WPATH GEI certified clinician 5hat has written hundreds of letters for clients.

Course curriculum

WPATH SOC8 was released in September of 2022. This is a 3-hour core CEU. Clinicians who work with the transgender community need to be aware of all the WPATH SOC8 changes and be able to implement the changes into their clinical practice with their client work. SOC8 made changes to multiple chapters as well as created new chapters that were not in SOC7. This CEU will make clinicians aware of the relevant changes to SOC8 and implement gender affirming care into their clinical practices and client work. Clinicians will be up to date on the WPATH standards of care after taking this CEU and will also understand if these changes have been implemented by insurance companies and doctors and surgeons. About your instructor: Katie Leikam, MBA, LCSW, LISW-CP, BC-TMH is a gender therapist and small business owner with 12 years of experience working with the LGBTQIA community. She is WPATH GEI SOC v7 certified. She serves the LGBTQIA, transgender, non-binary, and genderqueer community with mental health wellness. She works with her clients with gender identity, anxiety, autism, relationship stress, family and religious conflict and coming out to others. Katie is also a speaker and educator, speaking at Gender Odyssey Los Angeles, as well as the United States Association of Transgender Health and offers consultation to other professionals. Katie has been quoted in publications such as Huffington Post and is the author The Gender Identity Journal: Prompts and Practices for Exploration and Self Discovery.

    1. WPATH SOC 8 Recommendations Part 1 video

    1. WPATH SOC 8 - Part 2

    1. Implementing WPATH SOC 8 Slides

About this course

  • $95.00
  • 3 lessons
  • 3 hours of video content

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The investment for this course is 95.00 and includes lifetimes access, the course slides and a CEU certificate from UGA School of Social Work, state of GA, for 3 core hours for LCSW, LPC, LMFT's and related hours for psychologists based on your state guidelines.

Learning WPATH SOC 8 is imperative to your transgender affirming mental health practice.