MHCCF Meeting - Counseling Trans Individuals

  • Friday, October 19, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • All Saints Church, 338 E Lyman Ave, Winter Park, FL


8:30-9 a.m. - Networking and Registration

9 a.m. - Announcements and Introductions

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Speaker


SPEAKER: Patricia Peace, LMHC & Elizabeth Williams, RMHCI

Patti Peace is a licensed mental health counselor, EMDR Clinician, a Candidate for the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, a LGBTQ+ advocate and Co-owner of TRANSFORMations Counseling Inc. Patti graduated from UCF with bachelors in Psychology, Criminal Justice and certification in criminal profiling. She received her masters degree from Stetson University. 

Liz Williams is a registered mental health counselor intern, EMDR Clinician, LGBTQ+ advocate an Co-owner of TRANSFORMations Counseling Inc. Liz received her bachelors in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College, and her masters degree from Stetson University. Patti and Liz have advocated for LGBTQ+ youth and families within the Volusia County School system since 2013. Their work has led them to work with the school system to implement policy changes, as well as providing yearly trainings to school counselors, social workers and teachers. 

Both Patti and Liz have also provided training through Orlando United Counseling, Stetson University and at Embry Riddle. They have worked closely with different organizations through volunteering and building professional relationships over the years, which has led to become well associated with different companies, organization and individuals that have aided LGBTQ+ youth and families throughout the years.

TOPIC: Counseling Trans Individuals

This presentation will acquaint you with different terminology within the LGBTQ+ community, as well as explore the difference between sexual orientation and gender identification. It will discuss common symptomology, risks, difficulties encountered and how to treat the symptoms from different therapeutical approaches. We will also explore ways in which to assist clients with advocating (ACA code of ethics A.7). It will also explore different resources that you as a clinician and possible clients can utilize.


1.) Become acquainted with terminology

2.) Understand symptoms, risks and treatment

3.) Broaden resources for clinical and client purposes


MHCCF meets on the third Friday of every month, except for July and December. Unless otherwise specified, our meetings are held at All Saints Church, 338 E Lyman Ave, Winter Park, Fla., with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. and the program from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

It is free to attend MHCCF’s monthly meetings; however you must be a paid, professional member of MHCCF to qualify for 1 CEU. Active professional members of MHCCF are required to sign in and sign out at each meeting to receive a CEU. Please have your license number available upon check-in.

To become a member of MHCCF, please visit our website at and select the “Join Us” tab, or, sign up during networking & registration (8:30-9 am) at our monthly meeting. MHCCF accepts credit card or check payments at the door. We do not accept cash payments.


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