I provide training, consultation, and professional development on a variety of topics related to (Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Questioning, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA) populations. My goals are to provide information, allow participants to ask questions, and interact with one another to increase their confidence in working with diverse populations.
The trainings described below represent the ones most commonly requested, but all trainings are highly adaptable to your needs. Whether you want a basic overview or an advanced-level training, I can work with you.
Talking about the “T” in LGBTQIA: Understanding Transgender Concerns
Intended Audience: general, appropriate for professionals
Description: After this training, you will have an in-depth understanding of the differences between biological/natal sex, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation, and why these distinctions matter. You will learn about unique challenges for individuals who are transgender, and how you can support transgender and gender non-conforming people across the lifespan and in a variety of settings.
Creating Safe and Welcoming Environments for LGBTQIA individuals
Intended Audience: administrators, teachers, human resource professionals, healthcare staff, etc.
Description: After this training, you will have an in-depth understanding of how to provide safe and welcoming environments and why it is so important to do so. You will learn the language and terminology to use (and avoid), what gender and sexual orientation are, and practical steps to make a wide variety of settings more welcoming for LGBTQIA individuals.
Providing Trans-Affirmative Clinical Care
Intended Audience: behavioral health clinicians (social workers, psychologists, counselors, etc.)
Description: This training will provide you with in-depth knowledge of gender transition processes, current standards of care, and DSM 5 criteria. You will learn about best practices and risk factors when working with trans* and gender non-conforming clients, and how to go from culturally competent to culturally affirming.
Below are additional training engagements Sean has provided: