Upcoming CEU Classes


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.

Online CEU Courses Available:

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

LGBTQ and Spirituality Religious Trauma Syndrome and Ethics

Learn more about Katie Leikman, LCSW online training courses designed for therapists.


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 WPATH GEI SOC v7 Certified, which is over 50 hours of transgender and non-binary health education. Katie is an affirming clinician who has worked with over 500 clients who are part of the transgender community. She is a previous speaker at The Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference and USPATH.

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 katie@katieleikam.com.

Presentation topics include:

  • Affirmation to transgender clients
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Intake paperwork
  • Working with the Transgender and Gender Expansive community
  • Understanding the gender dysphoria diagnosis
  • Clinical treatment modalities for gender dysphoria
  • Cultural competence with gender diverse clients
  • Intersectionality of transgender and LGBTQ clients
  • Writing hormone and gender confirmation surgery letters
  • Diversity in colleges or corporations with LGBTQ students and employees

Upcoming & Past Presentations:

Ridgeview Institute Continuing Education

LGBTQ and Spirituality: Religious Trauma and Ethics

June 5th 2020 Atlanta, GA

This presentation examines religious trauma within the LGBTQ and transgender community and its effects on the community, the history of teachings throughput various religions and beliefs and the ethical perspectives of our own spirituality during our clinical work with the community.

Pride Link

Creating an Affirming Therapy Practice While Working with the LGBTQ Community

January 2020 Spartanburg, SC

This presentation includes an introduction to working with the LGBTQ and transgender and non-binary community for mental health practitioners. We will learn how to best promote mental wellness during gender transition, resiliency during coming out and creating a safe space for clients to affirm their gender in therapy. Participants will learn how to use techniques of mindful self-compassion to teach clients self-affirmations during transition.

United States Professional Association of Transgender Professionals (USPATH)

LGBTQ and Spirituality: Religious Trauma and Ethics

September 2019 Washington D.C.

This presentation examines religious trauma within the LGBTQ and transgender community and its effects on the community, the history of teachings throughput various religions and beliefs and the ethical perspectives of our own spirituality during our clinical work with the community.

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

Mental Wellness Through Social Transition

November 8th-10th 2018

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.



118 E. Maple Street
Decatur, GA 30030

katie@katieleikam.com
404-948-6186



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