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Affirmative Therapy with Trans/Gender Expansive Clients with Melle Browning, LMFT, 2 CEs

  • 12/02/2022
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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Affirmative Therapy with Trans/Gender Expansive Clients

Presented by: 

Melle Browning, LMFT

Friday, Dec. 2nd, 2022

10:00 am - 12:00 pm


2 CEs

Course Description         

Melle's presentation focuses on LGBTQIA+ folx, specifically trans/gender diverse individuals and their experiences of marginalization. Intersectionality is included in the presentation, discussing the ways in which intersecting identities and unique experiences of marginalization is experiences by individuals within the trans/gender expansive communities. Didactic, discussion and experiential experiences address diversity issues.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between 5 concepts of Sex Assigned at Birth, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Sexual Orientation and Attraction.
  2. Identify 3 unique challenges experienced by trans/gender expansive folx.
  3. Identify 4 misconceptions/myths in trans care, concept of transition and/or "coming out".
  4. Identify 3 ways of providing gender affirming care in mental health services for trans/gender expansive folx.


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      About Melle Browning, LMFT

      Melle Browning, LMFT

      Melle (Mel) Browning is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT#115804) and earned his Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University of California. Mel has a private practice providing psychotherapy and consultation for a range of issues with a focus on trauma and LGBTQIA+ mental health. Mel has a history of providing crisis response, intensive outpatient and wraparound care in multiple settings and has experience training hundreds of volunteers, mental health and medical professionals, and student leaders on issues such as trauma informed crisis response, affirming LGBTQIA+ care and working with gender diverse individuals. Mel is a queer gender non-conforming trans man and has a passion for social justice and trauma informed work, believing both are key to forming and maintaining healthy communities that thrive.

      Melle's website is 


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      Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT  (Provider #57173) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. 

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      • CE Certificate: You must attend the entire presentation, and complete a post test and an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. Within one business day after the conclusion of this educational event, after RECAMFT confirms attendance, an email with a link to the test and evaluation form will be sent to all attendees who attended the online event in full. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

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      ¿Buscas ayuda? Encuentre terapeutas que ofrezcan sesiones gratuitas de crisis y desastres naturales aquí. Visite Visite la NAMI Warmline. Toma una clase de yoga informada sobre el trauma. ¡Nos recuperaremos juntos!

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