Van Ethan Levy

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  • CAMFT's 2023 annual conference
    In-person May 5 - 6, 2023 - Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA


Van Ethan Levy, LMFT

Van Ethan Levy, LMFT

Van (they / elle) is a queer, non-binary, trans, socialized as female, NBPOC (not Black Person of Color), who is autistic and has dynamic disabilities amongst many more historically excluded identities. They are dually licensed as Marriage & Family Therapists and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Van is dedicated to social justice & believes it is vital to cultivate an awareness of our internal strengths, specifically our resilience, as we continue to grow and discover ourselves. Van believes it is important to trust and validate our experience(s) & journey(s). Van continues to engage from an anti-oppressive positionality.

Van also provides training on trans and non-binary identities is the author of the interactive book Exploring My Identity(ies) (2020), produced a Documentary called Do Something: Trans & Non-Binary Identities (2021), and is putting on an international conference called Do Something: Identity(ies) (2022).


Letter Writing & Assessment for Trans, Non-binary & many more Non-CIS People
(1.5 CEs)

Workshop Description:

This workshop will provide the importance of providing letters for trans, non-binary, and many more non-cis people to gain access to life-saving and affirming care. In addition, the workshop will teach providers how to engage in an assessment & write a letter in just one session to help end the violent transphobic acts of gatekeeping.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to assess clients and write letters to increase access to affirming procedures for trans/non-binary and/or many more non-cis clients after one session with the client.
  2. Participants will be able to define internalized/externalized transphobia and describe three ways they manifest.
  3. Participants will describe three ways a clinician can create a more affirming space for trans clients.

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