Along with my collaborators, I offer cultural competency trainings on gender diversity. We’d be happy to share with you about our lived experience as counselors specializing in gender work, and as community members and consumers of health services.
These trainings are geared toward health professionals who are seeking to improve their ability to accommodate transgender, non-binary, and gender-diverse patients and clients. We currently offer three different 2-hour trainings:
- Introduction to Cultural Competency with Transgender Individuals
- Introduction to Cultural Competency with Non-Binary and Genderqueer Individuals
- Advanced Cultural Competency with Non-Binary and Genderqueer Individuals
If you’d like to see the educational objectives for these trainings, you can download a copy here.
For these trainings, we are approved by the Oregon Health Authority to offer cultural competency continuing education (CCCE) credits to health professionals licensed in Oregon. (Check with your board to find out what your CCCE requirements are.)
Just so you know: Although these trainings are referred to as ‘cultural competency’ trainings, it may be more accurate to think of them as cultural awareness trainings. For cisgender people (i.e. people whose gender identity matches the gender they were designated at birth), these trainings are a first step in gaining more cultural awareness about trans, non-binary, and gender-diverse people. Cultural competency comes from lifelong learning and real relationships with gender diverse people, and 2, 4, or 6 hours of training are just a jump start on that road— which we definitely hope you will choose to take!
If you’re interested in a future training, or scheduling one for your group or organization, please fill out the form below. (If you run into trouble, you can also link to the form directly here.)