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Therapy with transgender and gender non-conforming people

  • Kip 120 West 31st Street, 3rd Fl New York, NY, 10001 United States (map)

The needs of transgender and gender non-conforming people in therapy are unique, and there are a number of important considerations to be made in their treatments. In order to effectively work with people who are exploring their gender identity or expression, or who are considering or undergoing a social, medical, and/or legal medical transition, clinicians need a firm understanding of the systemic context and the individual experiences of transgender and gender non-conforming people in today’s world.

This four-week course supports participants in answering the following questions: how do I help my client to explore and discover their truest gender identity and expression? What are my clients’ medical and legal options? How do I support my client as they socially transition and come out to the people around them? How does all of this fit into the context of psychotherapeutic treatment? 

Joie Adam DeRitis, LMSW is the Director of Kip's Division of Gender and Sexuality. She is a psychotherapist specializing in mental health treatments with transgender and gender non-conforming populations, and with the broader LGBTQ community. Joie has extensive experience in LGBTQ and social justice education, as well as in crisis intervention and suicide prevention. She thinks and practices from a psychodynamic and relational perspective.

Course meetings will be held on Thursdays, from 2pm-4pm:
November 7th
November 14th
November 21st
December 5th

$150 Professionals - $95 Students & Candidates - Free for KIP Fellows
CE Credit Details Pending
We have a limited number of scholarships available for clinicians who have been historically marginalized on the basis of their identities or experiences, and who are unable to afford the cost of attendance. Please email us at

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