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Gender Diversity Beyond the Binary

Event Date:

May 6, 2021

Event Time:

1:30 pm

As mental health practitioners, providing safe and affirmative care requires us to keep learning  with curiosity and open hearts. Concepts, language and culture around gender and sexual identities are evolving and thriving. In this workshop, Rae will help us explore affirming language, pronouns, and the gender spectrum as a foundation for providing trans-affirming care. They will also challenge the dominant narrative of gender transition that transition has to equal suffering and applies current research in facilitative coping mechanisms to individuals in the process of transitioning their gender in order to help our clients transition with more ease. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to apply and correctly use up-to-date language about gender and sexual diversity
  2. Participants will be able to describe spectrums of gender diversity
  3. Participants will be able to describe a research-based, strengths-based approach to supporting transgender/non-binary clients during gender transition
  4. Participants will be able to list the differences between facilitative and avoidant coping strategies

Student discount and sliding scale available. Please inquire at

This workshop fulfills requirement for 1.5 CE credits. CE sponsorship is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), credits are applicable to LCSW and transferrable to LCPC in Illinois. If you have a different licensure or are licensed outside of Illinois, please check with your licensure body before purchasing. Please note that we require your live attendance in order to issue CE certificates. If you are unable to attend live, please let us know at least 24 hours before the event.

About the Speaker

Rae McDaniel, MEd, LCPC, CST
Pronoun: They/Them 

Rae is a non-binary, Gender and Certified Sex Therapist, Coach, and Educator who works with transgender/non-binary/questioning folks feeling anxious and lost about transitions they’re experiencing in gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and relationships.

They are the creator of GenderFck: The Club, a one-of-a-kind, research-based online coaching community of transgender/non-binary/questioning folks who are on a mission to transition with less suffering, more ease, and (dare we even say it!) pleasure.

Rae is the founder of Practical Audacity, a Gender & Sex Therapy group practice in Chicago, Illinois.

They also provide education & training for medical and mental health professionals and organizations wishing to uplevel their knowledge and expertise in trans-affirming care, supports, and environments.

Rae holds a Master of Education in Community Counseling from DePaul University in Chicago and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. Rae graduated from the University of Michigan’s Sexual Health Certificate Program with specializations in Sex Therapy and Sexuality Education and is a Certified Sex Therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. 

Instagram: @practicalaudacity
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Event Schedule Details

  • May 6, 2021 1:30 pm   -   3:00 pm
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