SBCAMFT Presents Max Rorty: Transgender Affirming Practices for Therapists

  • June 16, 2021
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • online zoom


  • This is the standard rate for non- SB CAMFT members and guests.
  • This special discounted rate is a SB CAMFT member benefit available to current members of the Santa Barbara CAMFT Chapter.
  • This is the SBCAMFT rate for pre-licensed and student/trainee members.

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Register now for the June 16th CE Online Presentation

Max Rorty, LCSW, presents on

"Transgender Affirming Practices for Therapists".

   11:30 - 1:30 pm via Zoom

This presentation assumes the inherent worth and legitimacy of all trans and nonbinary people and focuses on eliminating structural barriers to their thriving. Common barriers trans and non-binary people encounter when accessing therapy include:

  • Little to no trans-specific content in clinical education programs; LGB is not T!
  • Demographic intake forms or intake session questions that make binary, cisgender or heterosexist assumptions, or overlook vital aspects of self.
  • Gender affirming surgery letter writing policies that obstruct medical care.
  • Restrooms that presume binary identity.
  • Provider anxiety about offending trans and nonbinary people.

This training will present three patient vignettes including trans and nonbinary youth, examples of intake forms, surgery letters, and bathroom signs that affirm all identities, and apology practices that center patients.

  1. Attendees will be able to introduce themselves using their pronouns and inquire after other people’s pronouns. 
  2. Attendees will be able to apologize for their mistakes graciously while maintaining the clinical focus on their patients. 
  3. Attendees will be able to use correct patient centered terminology with patients and colleagues.


Max Rorty, LCSW is a white cisgender married lesbian

with two preschoolers.

She worked inpatient and

outpatient medical social work

for fifteen years. She co-founded

the Santa Barbara Transgender Advocacy Network and founded Santa Barbara Radical Therapy where she specializes in care of medical and mental health professionals. 

Additional Notes Pertaining To Our Policy As A CE Provider:

1) This course has been designed for a mental health professional that include LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's. Also, Pre-licensed and Associate members may earn hours of experience for attending the Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT workshops as approved by their supervisor.

2) Refund/Cancellation Policy: Attendees may cancel registration and request a refund one week from the time of the event.

3) To request accommodations for special needs, please email the Program Administrator at

4) To obtain the grievance policy or report a grievance please email

5) Course Completion Certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in exchange for a completed evaluation form.

6) As required by the California Board of Behavioral Science, this course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's.

7) SBCAMFT provider number (57942).

8) Santa Barbara Chapter CAMFT is Approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's. Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and content.

9) The America with Disabilities Act (ADA accommodates attendees with disabilities in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Event is ADA compliant.

Additional Information:

*This webinar will be available by Zoom. If you do not already have a free Zoom account, sign up for it today. The Zoom link will be emailed in advance of the webinar. The webinar will be a mixture of lecture and also Q&A.

For more information and online registration, click on the following link.

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Kind regards,

Silla Siebert, LMFT 

CE Events Director, Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT

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