Past Presentations

Clinician’s LGBTQIA Learning Platform

The Clinician’s LGBTQIA Learning Platform is an online training site to increase your clinical skills in working with LGBTQIA, transgender and gender non conforming clients.  Classes are presented in video format that you can complete at your own pace for 30 days.

Currently offering:

CEU: Trans 202: Gender Dysphoria: An Introduction, Co-occurring Disorders and Clinical Interventions

Please join Katie Leikam, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP and member of WPATH (The World professional Association of Transgender Health), who is a speaker at the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference. Katie is In process of WPATH GEI certification, where she will receive 50 direct hours of education about Transgender health. Katie is an affirming clinician.

This 5 hour training is an in depth look at Gender dysphoria and how it affects our clients on a daily basis. The training covers how co-occurring disorders interact with gender dysphoria as well as teaches effective clinical interventions for working with clients who are experiencing negative effects of gender dysphoria such as low self esteem, negative self talk and depression.


  1. Understand the gender dysphoria diagnosis for children and youth and adults
  2. Understand the continuum of gender identity and the spectrum of gender identity.
  3. Increase knowledge of co-occurring disorders with gender dysphoria including bipolar disorder, GAD, substance use, eating disorders and more to clinical cases.
  4. Learn the difference between body dysphoria and gender dysphoria and co-morbidity.
  5. Learn three clinical modalities directly related to gender dysphoria and how to implement them in treatment including mindful self compassion, solution focused therapy and CBT

Register Here on The LGBTQIA Clinician’s Learning Platform

In Person Presentations & Training

Katie Leikam, LCSW, LISW-CP, DC-TMH is available to give presentations and training to your organization. Katie Leikam is a member of WPATH, The World Professional Association for Transgender Health and is in process of her WPATH GEI certification, which is over 50 hours of Trans* health education. Katie is an affirming clinician who has worked with over 100 clients who identity as transgender. As a speaker at The Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference, Katie will bring education and knowledge to your organization in a direct, easy to understand manner to facilitate education of transgender mental health awareness. Please contact Katie to request a presentation at your office by emailing

Presentation topics include:

  • Affirmation to transgender clients
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Intake paperwork
  • Treating Gender Dysphoria
  • Understanding the gender dysphoria diagnosis
  • Clinical treatment modalities for gender dysphoria
  • Cultural competence with gender diverse clients
  • Intersectionality of transgender and LGBTQIA clients
  • Writing hormone and gender confirmation surgery letters

Upcoming In Person CEU Events

Working with clients with Autism who are Transgender and Non-Binary

Please join Katie Leikam, LCSW, LISW-CP for a training for learning about working with gender identity with clients on the Autism Spectrum. Katie Leikam is a member of WPATH, speaker with the Trans Health and Education Alliance and was a presenter at The Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference and Gender Odyssey. Katie specializes in working with the LGBTQ community gender identity and has worked with many clients with Autism who are gender expansive and transgender.


  1. Understand the research on the occurrence of Autism and transgender and non-binary clients.
  2. Learn how to best support clients who have Autism that are exploring their gender identity.
  3. Learn how to talk to and ethically include parents of children with Autism that are heavily involved in the treatment of their child.
  4. Practice interventions to work with clients with Autism that are transgender including solution focused therapy and mindfulness.

When: Friday June 21st, 2019 9:00am-12:15pm at True You Southeast 315 W. Ponce de Leon Ave, Suite 1055 Decatur, GA 30030

Cost: 65.00 for 3 hours of training (3 core CEU’s applied for via The Georgia Society for Clinical Social Workers and LPCA GA)



Upcoming & Past Presentations:

Gender Odyssey in Los Angeles

Teaching Self Affirmations for Gender Dysphoria in a Clinical Setting: Teaching the “I Am”

Saturday, Jun 23rd 2018, 1:30pm – 2:50pm, Cypress

Clients experiencing gender dysphoria can have a challenging time expressing self-affirmations and self-love. This workshop will use evidence-based clinical interventions such as Gestalt therapy and mindful self-compassion to teach attendees how to process self-affirmations with clients with severe gender dysphoria. In changing from the clinician’s “you are” to the client’s “I am,” clients will leave sessions with an ability to practice self-compassionate statements. Katie Leikam, LCSW, will also explore case studies where self-affirmations have been helpful in developing clients’ ability to have self-love, self-compassion, and increased self-esteem through gender dysphoria. Attendees will leave with an understanding of practical tools and interventions for teaching clients to make self-affirmations during therapy.

The Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference

Effective Communication and Relationship Building with your Cisgender Partner

Friday, August 3rd, 10:15am – 11:15am, Room 121A

Learn how to effectively communicate about your transition with your cisgender partner. Topics of conversation to discuss before you start transitioning and during your transition will be discussed openly. Some of these include family, finances and fertility.

The National Trans Health Conference

November 8th-10th 2018

Mental Wellness Through Social Transition

This presentation includes an introduction to social transition for youth including transitioning to parents, family, friends and at school. We will learn how to best promote mental wellness during social transition. Participants will learn how to use techniques of mindful self-compassion to teach clients self-affirmations during transition.

315 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. Suite 1055
Decatur, GA 30030

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