Transgender and Gender Expansive Adults: Health Disparities and Support


This course provides an overview of the role and expectations for behavioral health clinicians with regard to treatment and social and medical transition planning for adults.


This online video course provides an overview of the role and expectations for behavioral health clinicians with regard to treatment, and social and medical transition planning for adults. Several healthcare disparities faced by Transgender and Gender Expansive individuals – including medical, mental health, and substance use will be identified. The course is framed within the most current guidelines for treatment outlined by leading organizations in the field, including the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and The Endocrine Society.

Note: This course is not a foundations training. If you are new to this topic, we recommend completing the Foundations for Behavioral Health and Medical Treatment for Transgender and Gender Expansive Adults course before taking this course.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the role and expectations of behavioral health clinicians when supporting social transition.
  • Discuss the role and expectations of behavioral health clinicians when planning for and treating medical transition.
  • Describe health disparities among trans and gender expansive adults.

How it Works

After watching a video presentation by Brandy Brown, LCSW, you will be required to take a short quiz. Upon receiving a grade of 80% or higher, you will be directed to a course evaluation. Once you have completed the evaluation, you will be able to download a .pdf certificate to get your course credit.


  • Two-part Video Presentation (45 minutes each)
  • Exit quiz requiring a score of at least 80% to earn contact hours
  • Evaluation of the training

About the Presenter

Brandy Brown, LCSW (Pronouns: she, her, hers) Brandy is the Program Manager for The Gender Clinic Program at Maine Medical Partners/ The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. She provides assessment, therapy, coordination of medical and mental health services, and program development within a multidisciplinary setting. Read more

Contact Hours

Certificates will be issued upon completion of an online course evaluation.
No partial credit will be given.

  • 1.5 CONTACT HOUR for social workers, licensed professional clinical counselors, psychologists, continuing health education specialists, and  behavioral healthcare workers.
  • 1 contact hour for alcohol and drug counselors pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.
  • This course may be used for 1.5 contact hour towards MHRT-C Domain 6 or 7

Important Info

Disclosure: Neither the presenter nor the program planners (CCSME) have any commercial interest or conflict of interest to disclose.

Disclaimer: This course is intended for educational purposes only.  The views, opinions, and content expressed in this presentation do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or policies of the Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine (CCSME).