Are you a therapist who believes that individuals experiencing gender-related concerns ought to be treated using a whole person approach? Then please consider joining GETA.
A GETA memberships also allows you to join our community of practitioners, where you can share resources, exchange ideas, and build relationships. It also allows you to access free or low-cost resources including peer consultation groups, webinars, and trainings.
When you join GETA, you will have the option to list yourself in our growing directory of mental health professionals who work with gender dysphoric young people, their families, and detransitioners. Listing yourself in the directory is not required.
The annual membership fee of $25 helps us maintain our private, collaborative platform, so that we can provide you with the best support available, develop educational content, and build a community of purpose.
You can develop your practice in line with the ethics of working with young people who present with gender dysphoria and transgender identity, as well as with detransitioners. This growing population of clients — and their family members — needs services. Becoming part of this community will help you to connect with your clients and build a robust practice.
Benefits of Membership
Access to a private community of other clinicians where you can share information and resources and find support and fellowship.
Weekly free peer consultation groups.
Free access to our full library of recorded webinars.
Discounted admission to all live webinars.
Optional inclusion in a public directory of therapists.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Do I have to join the directory?
No! Adding your name to the directory is completely optional, and you can add or remove yourself at any time. We understand that this is fraught area and that there are many good and valid reasons for wanting to keep a low profile. You can participate in the private community, peer consultations, and trainings without your membership in GETA being public knowledge.
Do you condone conversion therapy?
Absolutely not. As we clarify in our Membership Statement, we oppose conversation therapy. We favor am exploratory therapeutic process that is does not impose a predetermined agenda.
How can I get training to work with gender distressed young people and their families?
GETA offers a wide range of trainings. GETA members can access the full catalog of the recordings of prior webinars for free. GETA members also receive discounted admission to all live webinars.
GETA sponsors several regular peer consultation groups. The GETA private community is also a place to ask general questions and seek input.
I’m interested in working with detransitioners. Can GETA help me to learn how?
GETA partners with Genspect to offer low-cost therapy to detransitioners. As a GETA member, you will have the opportunity to participate in this program. GETA offers training, peer consultation, and resources to help therapists learn how to work with detransitioners.
Do I have to be a licensed therapist to join GETA?
GETA membership is available to licensed mental health clinicians, trainees, and coaches.If you are not licensed, you will need to clearly indicate this if you add yourself to the directory.
Are all GETA members from the same theoretical orientation?
GETA is open to any clinician who agrees with our membership statement, regardless of theoretical orientation. Many GETA members are trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, but others are skilled in CBT, somatic experiencing, or DBT. GETA does not subscribe to a single model of therapy.