Log in

Saturday Workshop Series: Law & Ethics Part 2 (afternoon): Writing Ethical Affirmative Letters for Gender Transition

  • Sat, October 21, 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 4:30 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.

Registration is closed

Marin CAMFT Law & Ethics 2023 Two-Part Series

Part 2 - Afternoon Session: Law & Ethics: Writing Ethical Affirmative Letters for Gender Transition

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 Afternoon Session: Saturday, October 21, 1pm to 4:30pm.  Information for the Morning Session is available here.

Part 2 (afternoon): Writing Ethical Affirmative Letters for Gender Transition

Workshop Description

If you are working with transgender and gender non-conforming clients you will be asked to write letters for them to receive gender affirming medical care. To be culturally competent with these clients you need to be able to write these letters. Learn about the WPATH standards of care that oversee such letters and the ethical issues that may arise.

Educational Goals for Part 2

Participants will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate understanding of how to write ethical and affirming letters for medical interventions for Transgender and Non-Binary Clients
  2. Understand the legal and ethical issues related to writing gender affirmative letters

Learning Objectives for Part 2

Upon completion of this morning presentation, participants will be able to:
  1. List four essential aspects for letters to clients requesting medical intervention
  2. Name three issues of institutional discrimination and roadblocks transgender and non-binary people face when accessing medical care
  3. Describe two of the basic requirements for most gender affirming surgical procedures
  4. Describe The Insurance Gender Non-Discrimination Act AB 1586 and how it requires insurance companies to cover transition related services and what the exceptions are

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: 1:00 pm to 4:30 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

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software