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Course Overview

There are often conflicting and vast differences in understanding the diagnosis of gender dysphoria, as well as the meanings of the related terms: gender, gender identity, gender expression, gender variance and transgender. Mental health providers would benefit personally and professionally by exploring such terminologies and associations, as well as better understanding systemic challenges faced by the gender-variant community. Additionally, exploring the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition: DSM-5 will hold significant implications for clinical practice.

About the Course Author

Michael P. Dentato, PhD, is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at Loyola University, Chicago.  Michael P. Dentato, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)

  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    1.00HOURS


    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Ohio Social Worker Board

    1.00HOURS


    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.00HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 Clinical continuing education credits.


    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-based.
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    1.00HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)



Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-SW18
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-04-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-02-06
  • Learning Objectives:

    Discuss the background and prevalence of gender dysphoria; Define key practice approaches to best assist individuals and families managing issues related to gender dysphoria; Identify the diagnostic criteria as applicable to the DSM-5
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Beginner level Social Workers; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.