Webinar Description



Counselors are legally and ethically called to provide affirmative care for transgender and gender expansive (TGE) individuals. This presentation will discuss information and resources for honing skills for advocating and supporting TGE children and adolescents in multiple settings.

Rebekah Byrd, Ph.D., LPC, LCMHC, NCC, RPT-S


Emily Donald, LPC, NCC, RPT-S, ACS




$25

ACAC Member Individual Webinar

$30

Non-Member Individual Webinar

Program Summary


Supporting and responding in an affirming and empathic manner is essential when working with TGE children, youth and families as they process their identities (ALGBTIC LGBQQIA Competencies Taskforce, 2013; ALGBTIC Transgender Committee, 2010). State and local laws protecting TGE individuals exist (American Civil Liberties Union, 2016) but vary state to state. Counselors should stay aware of the laws that apply in their respective states. Counselors, whether working in schools, agencies or private practices, seek to affirm all clients in a supportive and compassionate manner. Acknowledging that little training exists for working with TGE clients, this presentation will provide counselors with information and resources for honing skills.

Program Objectives



  1. Participants will learn what it means to be transgender and gender-expansive.
  2. Participants will learn what it means to be transgender and gender-expansive.
  3. Participants will evaluate information and resources for growing skills in this necessary area.
  4. Participants will analyze legal and ethical information specific to their settings.
  5. Participants will evaluate ways to make their setting more affirming and supportive.
  6. Participants will evaluate information and resources for growing skills in this necessary area.
  7. Participants will analyze legal and ethical information specific to their settings.
  8. Participants will evaluate ways to make their setting more affirming and supportive.