Trainings

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Are you looking to improve your cultural competency with trans and gender-diverse people? We can help!

My collaborators and 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 two different 2-hour trainings:

  • Introduction to Trans Cultural Competency
  • Introduction Non-Binary and Genderqueer Cultural Competency

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.) If you’d like to see the educational objectives for these trainings, you can download a copy here.

Rave reviews

We want to make it easier for providers to meet trans and gender-diverse clients with clarity, sensitivity, and compassion. Here are a few reviews from a recent training that show us we’re on the right track:

Very helpful in understanding how important it is to ask for pronouns and helpful in realizing there is so much more work ahead. I have many teen patients who have changed names and pronouns and yet have not made dramatic physical appearance changes. It was helpful the way you explained the internal identity and the external presentation… Thank you!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Amazing training! You both handled uncomfortable questions so professionally, modeling how to show respect and make a safe space for us to learn and grow in our understanding.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Thank you for an amazing informative look at the needs for addressing individuals in a respectful and sensitive manner.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I really enjoyed you both as presenters and how you worked together. Thank you!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

We collect feedback at the end of each training, in order to stay responsive and evolve our curriculum to audience needs. In a recent training, our approval rating was 96%.

Upcoming trainings

No trainings are currently scheduled, but we plan to add monthly trainings in late 2021.

Interested in a future training?

If you’re interested in a future training, please fill out the form below. (If you run into trouble, you can also link to the form directly here.) If you would like to schedule a training for your group or organization, please get in touch.