Recent Perspective on Sex & Gender: 

The Sexual Lives of Trans People

Instructor:  Gary L. Hirshberg, MSW, LCSW

Register Now


Dates: Saturday, October 12, 2019

Time:  9:00 a.m. – Noon

Location: At the Institute,  8820 Ladue Road, 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63124

This course is available via Distance Learning.  Details HERE.

Fee: $75

This program, when attended in its entirety, is offered for: 3.0 Credit Hours


This one-session class is designed for experienced mental health professionals. It is hoped participants will have a minimum of 5-7 years of full-time clinical practice.

In this class we will take up understanding the inner world of trans people. We will explore some of our assumptions and biases we bring to these patients and challenge ourselves to develop more current ways of understanding both gender and sex. Much of our thinking can be steeped in very traditional and sex negative ideas as well as informed solely by a binary view of gender. This course will move the practitioner to a more enlightened view that reflects recent understanding of both sex and gender.


  1. Assess and critique our own assumptions and bias about sex and sexuality.
  2. Discuss what gender means in a time of increasing fluidity.
  3. Assess and critique our own assumptions and bias about gender and gender role.
  4. Describe the internal life of trans people and their fantasies and desires


Course Level: Intermediate

 Click HERE for Continuing Education Credit details.