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Saturday Workshop Series: Law & Ethics Part 1 (morning): Affirmative Counseling With Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Clients as an Ethical Issue

  • Sat, October 21, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • online via Zoom


  • Please be logged in to your Marin CAMFT account in order for the member rate to be available.
  • Members of RECAMFT, SFCAMFT, and EBCAMFT are invited to participate in this MCAMFT event at a reduced rate. Please specify your member ID from your sister chapter.
  • Available to Student and Registered Associate members of Marin CAMFT. (Note: No refunds, as our processing fee is the same amount as the event fee.)
  • Available to pre-licensed trainees and associates who are not members of Marin CAMFT.
  • Code required, please contact the Marin CAMFT Board if you believe you should have access.

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Marin CAMFT Law & Ethics 2023 Two-Part Series

Part 1 - Morning Session: Law & Ethics: Affirmative Counseling with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Clients as an Ethical Issue

3 CEs available

Register for one or both of these two workshops being held on October 21. Both qualify for the BBS requirement for Law & Ethics continuing education.

This information is for the Morning Session: Saturday, October 21, 9am to 12:30pm.  Information for the Afternoon Session on Writing Ethical Affirmative Letters for Gender Transition is available here.

Law & Ethics 2023 Two-Part Series

Part 1 (morning):  Affirmative Counseling with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Clients as an Ethical Issue

Workshop Description

Many therapists have received no training on working with transgender and gender non-conforming clients. Being culturally competent is an ethical imperative. Learn how you can provide ethical and affirming counseling to your transgender and gender non-conforming clients.

Educational Goals for Part 1

Participants will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of Transgender Affirming Care as an ethical Issue in practice and put that knowledge into practice
  2. Demonstrate understanding minority stress and how it affects our Transgender and Non-Binary Clients

Learning Objectives for Part 1

Upon completion of this morning presentation, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe four ways to provide Ethical Affirmative Counseling to Transgender and Non-Binary Clients.
  2. Name three missteps made by therapists working with Transgender clients.
  3. Name three things they can do to make their practices more affirming for transgender and Non-Binary clients.
  4. Discuss with clients the current state of legal rights for Transgender/Non-Binary clients in CA.

Presenter Cathy Hanville

Cathy Hanville, LCSWCathy Hanville, LCSW (they/she) has been in private practice since 2001, first in San Francisco, then the East Bay, and now both in CA and PA where she has moved to. They specialize in working with anxiety, trauma, and gender. She is certified as an EMDRIA Consultant and as a WPATH Gender specialist. They also coach other therapists on starting and building their practices. 

Attendance for the entirety of the Zoom event and completion of the course evaluation afterwards will qualify for 3.0 Law & Ethics Continuing Education hours.

Upon registering you will receive a Zoom link and password.

  • Date: Saturday, October 21
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Pacific (3 hours of instruction plus 30 minutes for breaks)
  • Location:  Online via Zoom. Password and link sent upon registration.

Additional Information

For more information about the Saturday Workshop Series or about joining the Committee, please contact Marin CAMFT's Director of Programs Norman Hering.

  • Continuing Education: This workshop meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and/or LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. These CEUs will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CAMFT Provider # 56895), which is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. We regret that at this time we are not able to provide CE units for Licensed Psychologists. Participants must attend the full live session and complete the evaluation at the end to receive CE completion certificate. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Contact the Director of Programs for more information.

  • Continuing Education Goal: Marin CAMFT is committed to offering continuing education courses to train LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice.

  • Refund Policy: Refunds are available up to 7 days in advance event, subject to a $20 administrative fee. We're sorry but we do not provide refunds in case of non-attendance by the registrant. To request a refund, please email If you have questions about this policy, please contact the Director of Programs.

  • Request for Accommodations: If you need accommodations for this event, please contact the Director of Programs.

  • Grievance Procedure: Marin CAMFT will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the Director of Programs.

  • Anti-Discrimination Policy: Marin CAMFT shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, creed, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, ability, or other prohibited basis. Marin CAMFT does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. Marin CAMFT will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.

CEs are available only with attendance for the entirety of the Zoom session. You must complete the course evaluation afterwards in order to receive a completion certificate, which will be emailed to you when the evaluation is submitted. Because of the requirement to attend the training in full, if you attempt to log in to the Zoom meeting late, after the training is already underway, you may not be admitted from the waiting room. Please log onto the event promptly at the listed event start time.

Marin County Chapter of CAMFT                  

PO Box 9065 San Rafael, CA 94912-9065     

(415) 459 3484

Marin CAMFT is approved by  the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT Provider #56895) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs

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