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World Professional Association for Transgender Health
Global Education Initiative Standards of Care 8 Certification Program


The WPATH Certification Program signifies a provider is a WPATH member in good standing who has completed an additional rigorous curriculum related to providing gender care.  Certification indicates that the provider has a working understanding of the multidisciplinary care team and how the WPATH Standards of Care actually work in clinical practice. The 50-hour core competencies-based training program includes courses, mentorship and a final exam. The title of "WPATH GEI SOC 8 Certified Member" requires a commitment to stay on top of current evidence and receive ongoing continuing education to maintain certification.

Individual meetings and mentorship groups can apply toward the 10 hours of mentorship needed to help you meet the qualifications to become a WPATH GEI SOC8 Certified Member. Learn about groups you can join that apply towards WPATH mentorship hours.  Currently eight groups can count towards eight of the total ten hours of mentorship needed. The other two hours must be obtained through individual meetings.

Learn more about the specific requirements to become a WPATH GEI SOC8 Certified Member.

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WPATH Mentor Lisette Lahana, MSW, LCSW

I have over twenty years of experience as a gender therapist, and have been a WPATH member since 2002.  I would be honored to work with you as your WPATH Mentor. Working with me, you'll get support for your clinical work for clients of all ages.  In addition to being a mentor, I continue to work with my own transgender, non binary and gender diverse clients as an individual and group therapist. 

As your WPATH mentor we discuss cases within the context of the WPATH core competencies. Mentorship meetings can be individual, in triads or group.  You learn about book a free, brief meeting to discuss certification or book directly into my calendar for a 25 min or 50 min paid mentorship meeting.


Have questions, call Lisette directly at: 510-915-4795 or fill out this secure contact form and we will get back to you within 1-2 business days with appt options.


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