Gender Dysphoria - PSY18

Gender Dysphoria

What Mental Health Providers Need to Know

by Michael P. Dentato, PhD
(4.2 / 138 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Psychology (1.00 CE Credit)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


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.


This gender dysphoria continuing education module will help social workers and psychologists understand the complexities surrounding practice with members of the gender-variant community, as well as explore the diagnosis and diagnostic criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition: DSM-5. After completion of this module, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the background and prevalence of gender dysphoria
  • Identify the diagnostic criteria as applicable to the DSM-5
  • Define key practice approaches to best assist individuals and families managing issues related to gender dysphoria

Approval Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including social workers and psychologists.
Psychologists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. OnCourse Learning maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Instructional level: Intermediate
Target audience: Psychologists

Course Originally Released on: 12/19/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/19/2013
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/19/2016

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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LAURYN N - Wesely Chapel, FL  ·  Jan 14, 2019
Provided a very good explanation of gender dysphoria highlighting the similarities/differences and challenges across the life span. Gave a good understanding of the concepts as well as challenges faced.
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Marion P - South Hero, VT  ·  Jan 05, 2019
See #19 above regarding thesomewhat confusing] use of pronouns within this divergent population of clients; speak more about the specific mental health problems experienced and how treatment plans are individualized.
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Jessica O - Ballwin, MO  ·  Dec 11, 2018
insightful overview of Gender Dysphoria
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Pamela D - Golden, CO  ·  Dec 10, 2018
the course was good but some of the questions were poorly written and confusing
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Alana B - Tucson, AZ  ·  Sep 25, 2018
this course was very informational
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50