Adolescent Treatment and Recovery, Part 5: The Healing Power of Belonging

A Recorded Webinar

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Recorded on Friday, August 19, 2022 

Access Education


In working with today’s youth, we need to create a space for understanding and safety within the walls of our facilities for trans and gender-diverse individuals. This workshop will help clinicians grasp terms, ideas, and situations that trans and non-binary youth are experiencing today. Participants will be able to assess their own practices as it relates to transgender youth and be able to take with them an overarching understanding of the coming out process. Discussions will include policy and paperwork, talking to parents, creating safety within the group process, and how to effectively be an ally to trans and non-binary youth.


Beck Gee-Cohen, MA, CADC-II, is a Master’s level Clinician with an undergraduate degree in Sociology with an emphasis on Gender and Sexuality and a Master’s degree in Addiction Counseling. For more than a decade, Gee-Cohen has trained numerous facilities on LGBTQ+ best practices, has been a keynote and presenter at many conferences around the globe, and has facilitated workshops about LGBTQ+, trauma, adolescents, gender, and sexuality. Gee-Cohen is the Director of LGBTQ+ Programming at Visions Adolescent Treatment Center. This program at Visions is for those in the community, those who are questioning, and their families. Alongside the already dynamic team at Visions, young LGBTQ+ people and their families will find a space that serves their specific needs in regards to healing and thriving.

Jordan Held, LCSW, is a Primary Therapist and Gender Specialist at Visions Adolescent Treatment Center. Prior to Visions, Held was a Therapist and Intake Coordinator at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in the Center for Transyouth Health and Development, the largest trans youth health clinic in the USA. Held's mental health practice centers around creating a trauma-informed and healing-centered space for both adolescents and their families. His expertise is working with gender and sexual minority youth with complex histories of PTSD and trauma. Held speaks internationally about creating and supporting affirmative LGBTQ+ environments with an emphasis on informed consent and enhanced family communication. As a queer-identified, transgender man, Held brings an important dual perspective to his work as a mental health provider.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to have a solid understanding of three factors that effect gender identity.
  • Participants will be able to explain two elements of disclosure. 
  • Participants will walk away with knowing how to make their spaces more affirming for trans young people in at least four different ways. 
Content Level


  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.

Polls and Q&A.


Receive 1.5 CEs for $25.

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

A Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CEs is available by participating in this specialty online training and passing an online CE quiz. Those who successfully complete the full series and pass all six CE quizzes for this six-part series will be eligible to apply for the Certificate of Achievement for Adolescent Treatment and Recovery in the Addiction Profession

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  2. A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the CE quiz and access your CE certificate. You have 10 opportunities to pass the quiz. If you are unable to pass the quiz in the allocated number of tries, then you must retake the course.
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This course meets the qualifications for one and a half (1.5) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


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