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Live Webinar

Trans Liberation Is for Everybody: Moving Beyond Affirmative Approaches in Trans Counseling

Total Credits: 6 including 6 Psychologists -APA (Live Events), 6 Psychologist-Vermont, 6 Clinical Social Worker-Vermont, 6 LCMHC/LMFT-Vermont

Topic Areas:
LGBTQ |  Transgender |  Gender Identity
Live Webinar
Anneliese A. Singh, Ph.D., LPC
Course Levels:
Basic to Intermediate
Access for 30 day(s) after program date.



Graduate behavioral health students who are not VPA members:  use discount code STUDENT20.


In this workshop, Dr. Singh describes how recent debates about "gender-neutral" bathrooms shape trans-negative societal discourses in the United States and re-ignite community- based trauma. Using historical context and histories of trans liberation and civil rights movements around the world, Dr. Singh explores how divided discussions about trans people and bathrooms have the potential to move all of us towards learning more about our own gender training and other socializations around race/ethnicity, disability, class, and other identities. Applying liberation psychology tenets to trans counseling approaches, she invites attendees to dream up, envision, and bring into the world gender freedom practices in order to provide a more empowering counseling environment for people from all gender identities and expressions.


By the end of the program participants will be able to:

  • Identify 3 challenges that trans people face when seeking counseling
  • Describe 3 major differences between trans-affirming and trans-liberatory counseling. 

  • Describe 3 major differences between trans-affirming and trans-liberatory counseling 

The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Vermont Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.




Anneliese A. Singh, Ph.D., LPC's Profile

Anneliese A. Singh, Ph.D., LPC Related seminars and products:

Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Tulane University

A New Orleans native and Tulane alumna, Singh earned her bachelor’s degree in political science/environmental studies with a minor in women’s studies from Tulane in 1991. She received both her master’s degree in professional counseling (2002) and her PhD in counseling psychology (2007) from Georgia State University. 

Singh has been a professor at Georgia since 2007 and was named to her current position as associate dean there in 2016. Her research, practice and advocacy are far-reaching, and focus on translating a deep understanding of the experiences and needs of historically marginalized groups into insights on how counselors and psychologists can offer meaningful support and become effective social change agents.

A prolific author, Singh has published over 100 articles and several books, such as Racial healing: Practical activities to help you challenge privilege, confront systemic racism and engage in collective healing (2019) and is a co-PI on the first National Institutes of Health-funded longitudinal, multi-site (Atlanta, New York, San Francisco) study of trans and non-binary risk, resilience and identity development. She has been honored with over 11 national awards for her work in social justice organizing and community-building, and currently serves as president of the Society of Counseling Psychology.

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