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Trans Care Workshop: A Therapeutic Approach to Help Transgender Clients Transition to a Gender Congruent Life

October 31, 2017 @ 5:02 pm

Dr. Patricia Fawver

The Washington Pastoral Counseling Association is honored and excited to offer another continuing education training by Dr. Patricia Fawver on her brief, therapeutic process called Trans Care, which helps transgender clients better integrate their internal gender identity and their external life.

Date:  Spring 2018

Location: TBD

CEUs: 11 total  (6 CEUs for Day 1, & 5 CEUs for Day 2**)

** This will be a two-day workshop, with Day 1 training is a prerequisite for Day 2, unless you’ve attended a previous Dr. Fawver Trans Care workshop (in 2015 or 2016).


Program Purpose:

To teach the Trans Care process to therapists. Trans Care is a brief, therapeutic process that helps transgender clients explore, clarify, and transition to a state of integration between internal gender identity and their external life. This workshop is appropriate for continuing education for Counselors & MFTs, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors, Nurses, Physicians, Psychologists, Social Workers, Clergy & other professionals working with trans clients.


Program Presenter:

Dr. Patricia Fawver, PhD is a Clinical Sexologist with an independent practice in Tacoma WA. She is a specialist in transgender care as well as having a general sexological practice. She has worked as a counselor in the field of human sexuality for 30+ years. She has a PhD in Sexology (1991) from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco, CA, and a BA in Psychology & Sociology (1982) University of Puget Sound, Tacoma WA. Dr. Fawver has worked with 800+ trans people and many of their families. She works with people of all gender identities, (transgender, transsexual, gender queer, intersexed, crossdressers, transmen, transwomen, male, female, androgyne, gender fluid, non-binary, all ages (children, teens, adults and seniors) and in all stages of the gender exploration–transition process. Her primary goal in counseling is to help each individual reach a state of integration and congruence between their internally experienced sense of gender identity & their externally lived life.

Dr. Fawver has developed a brief, yet thorough model of therapy that includes assessment, educational, and therapeutic components while covering the cognitive, emotional, and physical realms of transgender experiences. Additionally, Dr. Fawver provides education on this topic and has given 55+ presentations on helping trans people, transition, related aspects of family, work, school, legal name change, relationship issues, hormone therapy, and surgical options, as well as providing post-transition support. She works regularly with youth and adults from OASIS, RAINBOW, and PCAF centers. Dr. Fawver has board certifications and professional memberships in the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, American Board of Sexology, American College of Sexologists, American Academy of Clinical Sexologists, and the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality-Associate Professor, and she is a WA State Certified Counselor # CL60173225.


Day 1 Overview :

  • Gender orientations & erotic orientations — clearing up the confusion
  • Gender development: opportunities for diversity (brain gender, hormone receptor cell s, chromosomes, critical windows, hormone baths)
  • Gender awareness: discovering, uncovering, recovering — variations by gender & generation
  • Process of therapy: general format & outline of process
  • Purposes of therapy: assessment, education, & therapy. Additional roles of the therapist
  • Brief overview of sessions 1 thru 6: specific therapeutic & educational tasks/content of sessions.
  • Proper hormonal constitution: importance for optimal cognitive, emotional, physical function.
  • WPATH Standards of Care, Version 7, criteria and transition/adaption options
  • Panel presentation – transgender people share their stories. Q & A and discussion
  • Future of care for transpeople. Morphological freedom. Conclusion.

Day 2 Overview:

  • Summary of Day 1 major content; Discussion and questions about yesterday’s workshop
  • Sessions 1 through 3: specific therapeutic tasks and educational content of each session
  • Sessions 4 through 6: specific therapeutic tasks and educational content of each session
  • Clinical applications of sessions 1 -6/opportunities to practice/case consultations
  • Concluding discussion/remaining questions from Days 1 & 2

Washington Pastoral Counseling National Board of Certified Counselors LogoAssociation is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.


October 31, 2017
5:02 pm

For More Information

Paul Hoyt, WPCA Chair of Education
(253) 752-9112


Refund Policy:
Balance minus $15 processing fee refundable until 10/14/17. No refunds after this date.
$275 (inc. lunch on Sat.; BYO snacks Sunday)
$255 (inc lunch on Sat.; BYO snacks Sunday)