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Latest Webinar: Transgender Competence in the Therapeutic Setting


Gender minorities continue to be an under-served population, often presenting with previous/current harm(s) from healthcare providers, positive prognosis for therapeutic growth, and specific risk factors. Dr. Greg Stanford, Psy.D., WPATH will discuss the ethical and clinical considerations of working with transgender clients. Creating a safe environment, as well as identifying a practical level of competence regarding transgender issues will be presented. At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to: 

  1. Negotiate the concerns of transgender oppression such as individual, cultural, and institutional
  2. Identify non-medical transition (social transition) and medical transition (i.e., hormones and surgeries)
  3. Apply appropriate therapeutic skills as they relate to gender minority stress



Dr. Greg Stanford, Psy.D., is a Licensed Psychologist with practices in Arcadia, Beverly Hills, and Cypress, California. He is a member of World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). He received his Psy.D. in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology in 2009. He began his clinical training at Los Angeles LGBT Center (formerly Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center) in 2006.

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His doctoral project consisted of a selective literature review of the harms, considerations, and need for affirmative therapy for survivors of sexual reorientation attempts, culminating in delivering a presentation to mental health professionals. He completed his postdoctoral internship at Ocean Park Community Center, providing services in shelter communities and with recently housed, formerly homeless individuals. Dr. Stanford has over 10 years of experience in serving the trans community.

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