Trans Allyship Through a Gestalt Lens

Gender Expression as a Creative Adjustment

An Online Neighborhood Gathering | Via Zoom

Sunday, January 10, 2021 | Noon to 4 p.m.


We are always choosing if and how to present parts of ourselves to the world–this is “creative adjustment” in action. For many transgender and nonbinary people, experimenting with how to express gender identity is a process that often isn’t supported in the environment. In this gathering, learn how therapists can add more support and curiosity to maximize client growth and exploration.

Learning Objectives

In this presentation, you will:

  • Examine the introjects we all receive about gender
  • Engage in collaborative dialogue about working with trans and gender non- conforming clients
  • Raise awareness of how you can make your practice more welcoming and affirming for trans and GNC clients

Program Leaders

Kelly Kampf, LCSW (she/her/hers) is the Associate Director of the Gestalt Training Institute of Philadelphia and a therapist in private practice in Philadelphia and Doylestown, PA. She utilizes Gestalt, Somatic, EMDR, and Relational approaches in her work and has a certificate from the Trans Training Institute of Philadelphia to facilitate trainings for trans allyship. She graduated from GTIP in 2015, and continues to receive extensive training in Somatic psychology. As a queer cis woman, she is interested in helping others increase their understanding of their own gender expression in order to better understand more marginalized communities.

El Schoepf, MS (they/them/theirs) is a trainee at the Gestalt Training Institute of Philadelphia. Recently, they facilitated a training about trans-affirming mental health care for clinicians at Bon Secours Hospital in West Baltimore. They have guest lectured and taught classes at the University of Baltimore in Counseling Psychology, Gestalt theory, and the Psychology of gender. El has conducted research on clinician LGBTQ+ multicultural competency development and the impact of Whiteness in the clinical training environment and currently researches the impact of stratified hierarchical power structures on human behavior and experience in the performing arts.


Tuition: Free for GTIP community & guests

CEU fee: $10 GTIP community; $20 guests

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Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.

GTIP offers Continuing Education credits to: LSW, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, PSY, GENERIC

This session is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research for a maximum of 3 credit hours. Bryn Mawr College GSSWSR, as a CSWE accredited School of Social Work, is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for Social Workers in PA and many other states.

GTIP is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer 3 hours of continuing education for psychologists. GTIP maintains responsibility for the program. The Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology requires Psychology workshop participants to furnish their license number to receive a certificate of attendance.