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S23-506 Ethical Trauma-Informed Care with Transgender and Gender-Expansive Children and Adults

Total Credits: 6 including 6 Ethic CEs

500 Ethics
Tavi Hawn, LCSW-C
Course Levels:
7 Hours 30 Minutes



This course will provide information on transgender, Two Spirit, and gender non-expansive identities and how those intersect with other identities. We will identify ethical dilemmas participants may encounter and review strategies for ethical decision-making. Participants will leave with concrete ways to offer affirming and trauma-informed care with 2STGNC people.



Tavi Hawn, LCSW-C Related Seminars and Products

Tavi Hawn holds a Master's Degree in Theological Studies and a Master of Social Work from University of Washington in Seattle. Some of their therapy specialties include trauma recovery, addressing negative self-talk, and managing anxiety and depression. They use a framework that affirms gender non-conforming children, youth, and adults, as well as the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community. In addition to being a Gender therapist, Tavi provides training to organizations, businesses, schools, and individual therapists. Their goal is to increase access to truly trans-affirming care by providing training, consultation, and supervision to other therapists and health practitioners.  

Agenda & Learning Objectives



8:45 - 9:00 

Registration/Log on 

09:00 - 10:30 


10:30 - 10:45 


10:45 - 12:00 

Lecture Continued 

12:00 - 1:00 


1:00 - 2:30 

Lecture Continued 

2:30 - 2:45 


2:45 - 4:30 

Lecture Continued 


Questions & Adjournment 



Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Be familiar with at least 3 ethical practices in working with transgender and gender-expansive or gender non-conforming people 

  • Explain 1 or more concepts from a trauma recovery framework that are relevant for ethical practice with transgender clients 

  • Identify at least 2 ways to promote self-determination in trauma work with gender-expansive clients. 

  • Identify at least 1 way to adapt a type of trauma therapy to be more trans-affirming.  

  • Give at least 1 way one’s culture can inform resilience 

Bibliography & References


Anzani, A., Morris, E. R., & Galupo, M. P. (2019). From absence of microaggressions to seeing authentic gender: Transgender clients’ experiences with microaffirmations in therapy. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 13(4), 258-275.

Anzani, A., Sacchi, S., & Prunas, A. (2021). Microaggressions towards lesbian and transgender women: Biased information gathering when working alongside gender and sexual minorities. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 77(9), 2027-2040.
Ashley, F. (2020). Homophobia, conversion therapy, and care models for trans youth: defending the gender-affirmative approach. Journal of LGBT Youth, 17(4), 361-383.

Bloomquist, K., & Sprankle, E. (2019). Sex worker affirmative therapy: conceptualization and case study. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 34(3), 392-408.

Clark, E. K., Koenig, A. L., & Clark, J. G. (2021). Affirmative clinical practice with LGBTQ patients: Creating a welcoming and comfortable experience for all. Hear Rev, 28, 12-15.

Coleman, E., Radix, A. E., Bouman, W. P., Brown, G. R., De Vries, A. L. C., Deutsch, M. B., & Arcelus, J. (2022). Standards of care for the health of transgender and gender diverse people, version 8. International Journal of Transgender Health, 23(sup1), S1-S259.

Craig, S. L., Iacono, G., Pascoe, R., & Austin, A. (2021). Adapting clinical skills to telehealth: Applications of affirmative cognitive-behavioral therapy with LGBTQ+ youth. Clinical Social Work Journal, 49(4), 471-483.

Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. (2021). Access to fertility services by transgender and nonbinary persons: an Ethics Committee opinion. Fertility and Sterility, 115(4), 874-878.

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Littlejohn, T., Poteat, T., & Beyrer, C. (2019). Sexual and gender minorities, public health, and ethics. The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics, 232.

Morris, E. R., Lindley, L., & Galupo, M. P. (2020). “Better issues to focus on”: Transgender Microaggressions as Ethical Violations in Therapy. The Counseling Psychologist, 48(6), 883–915.

Nieder, T. O., Güldenring, A., Woellert, K., Briken, P., Mahler, L., & Mundle, G. (2020). Ethical Aspects of Mental Health Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-, Pan-, Asexual, and Transgender People: A Case-based Approach. The Yale journal of biology and medicine, 93(4), 593–602.

Owis, Y., & Goldstein, T. (2021). Promising ethical principles and practices for research with LGBTQ Families: A Living Document. Our children are your students: LGBTQ families speak out.

Przeworski, A., Peterson, E., & Piedra, A. (2021). A systematic review of the efficacy, harmful effects, and ethical issues related to sexual orientation change efforts. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 28(1), 81–100.

Rees, S. N., Crowe, M., & Harris, S. (2021). The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities' mental health care needs and experiences of mental health services: An integrative review of qualitative studies. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 28(4), 578-589.

Salerno, J. P., Williams, N. D., & Gattamorta, K. A. (2020). LGBTQ populations: Psychologically vulnerable communities in the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychological trauma: Theory, research, practice, and policy, 12(S1), S239.

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Course Completion & CE Information

Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for {6} Category I Continuing Education Units for {ethics}. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.

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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

All those interested in Topic Welcomed

Live Interactive Webinar Platforms


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System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome; Firefox 10.0 or higher.

Our system is not compatible with the Safari web browser.

  • Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL and any other medium that is internet accessible.

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Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $130 and includes CE credit. Registering after 7/14/23 will incur an additional $20 late fee.

*Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.


*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

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