01Sep2022

The SPOT

A free monthly support group exclusively for spouses and partners of trans & non-binary folx

From 8pm EST until 9pm EST

At Online - via Zoom

$ free

Being partnered or married to someone who identifies as transgender or gender questioning brings its own unique set of experiences.  Questions, concerns, joys, excitement can come up, and it seems like no one around you understands.  You need a place to safely speak your mind, get support, get answers to questions about how others are navigating this experience.  You're welcome to join this monthly support group to find connection, community, support and understanding.

There is one person coming

There are 4 places available.

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06Sep2022

Consultation Group for Trans-Affirming Clinicians

Monthly clinical consultation group for mental health providers working with trans, non-binary, gender questioning clients.

From 9am EST until 10:30am EST

At Online - via Zoom

$ 50

This is a monthly clinical consultation group for mental health providers who are working with trans, non-binary, and/or gender questioning clients with an affirming approach. Group participants have the opportunity to present a case, ask general questions, or simply attend to listen and learn. We meet the first Tuesday of every month. 

You can stay in the group for as many sessions as you find helpful.  A fee of $50 is collected for each session attended. 

Once you register, Sarah Gilbert, LCSW will send you an email with a link for clinical consultation group guidelines and credit card payment.

 

There are 4 places available.

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09Sep2022

Affirming Gender Diversity in Treatment: An Introductory Training

From 8:30am ET until 12:30pm ET

At Online - via Zoom

$ 100

People who are trans, non-binary, or gender questioning are in need of affirming competent clinical care from mental health professionals.  Unfortunately, so many of us didn’t get a foundational knowledge of gender diversity in our grad school programs, and it’s not always easy to find trainings available on this topic. This results in people in the trans/NB communities experiencing a lot of frustrating, harmful experiences when they try to engage in therapy.

In this engaging, interactive, live webinar, you will be given a foundational knowledge of the diverse array of gender identities, gender expressions, and transition options for clients of all ages.  I’ve created this training with actionable information that’s applicable to work with clients across the life span.  We’ll start off with an exploration of gender diversity and elements of identity, to help us then understand how expressions of gender diversity in the context of personal, interpersonal, and societal experiences.  Along the way you’ll be given practical, actionable tips to implement in your practices, to create affirming and impactful clinical experiences for clients of various gender identities.

I design my webinars to be FUN, engaging, and worthwhile, because I’m passionate about creating great training experiences for my colleagues. My aim is for you as a participant to engage with this information in a way that allows to be a great clinical ally to your gender diverse clients. In that spirit, all participant questions will be addressed without judgment or shaming.

Learning objectives for this training include:

-Learn about the multitude of gender identities, expressions and conceptualize them as existing on a spectrum, rather than a binary. Including emphasis on non-binary, agender, genderfluid identities and expressions.

 -Differentiate between sexuality and gender identity. Explore the relationship between the two to help participants understand how this impacts interpersonal and romantic relationships.

-Understand cisnormativity and implicit bias as they pertain to personal, societal challenges including barriers to treatment and access to resources.

--Understanding the unique concerns for this community at each phase of life, including impact of gender exploration, transition on romantic relationships, and family dynamics.

- Learn basics of transition options, including legal, social and medical.  Clarification on what distinguishes trans-affirming healthcare from elective or cosmetic procedures.

 -Identify action steps that participants can start incorporating to make their practice more inclusive and affirming of all gender identities.

Registration includes access to the live webinar, as well as supplemental learning materials to help you continue in this important work after this training.  And finally, $10 of every registration will be donated to For The Gworls; specifically to provide assistance for Black trans people that need help paying rent and gender-affirming surgeries.

There are 3 people coming.

There are 17 places available.

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22Sep2022

Writing Referral Letters for Gender-Affirming Healthcare

Letter Writing for Gender-Affirming Healthcare

From 12pm ET until 1:30pm ET

At Online - via Zoom

$ 22

If you have some experience in working with trans, non-binary clients, yet you feel unsure about how to go about writing a mental health referral letter for your clients to access gender-affirming care, this training is for you!

Clients seeking access to gender-affirming healthcare (including cross-hormone treatment and various surgical procedures) are typically required to get 1 or more referral letters from mental health professionals.  Unfortunately, far too often, these individuals struggle with finding providers who feel comfortable writing these letters, which causes harmful barriers and delays in accessing affirming and life-saving treatment.  

Far too often, members of this community experience harmful gatekeeping in accessing the affirming and life-saving services they need.

In this 90 minute interactive webinar, you will be given the information you need to be able to provide a referral letter for gender-affirming healthcare, which will leave you feeling confident in providing this valuable service for your clients. In our time together, you will:

  • Understand the harms that gatekeeping creates for trans/non-binary clients experience in accessing gender-affirming treatment, and the the ways in which we can avoid replicating this in our own practices
  • Learn about the WPATH Standards of care, and understand how to navigate using the SOC in conjunction with insurance policies, physician's requirements to help write letters that will be successful in getting approvals for gender-affirming healthcare.
  • Up to date information about specific guidelines for clients with Husky/CT Medicaid insurance in accessing gender-affirming healthcare. 
  • Tips for advocacy with insurance companies in navigating denials for gender-affirming surgeries.

We will also have ample time for Q&A, to address your specific questions about how to apply this knowledge to your practice. 

 

This is a live webinar which is not being recorded. You are encouraged to bring any and all questions you have about this process to this training. 

 

There are 2 people coming.

There are 13 places available.

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06Oct2022

The SPOT

A free monthly support group exclusively for spouses and partners of trans & non-binary folx

From 8pm EST until 9pm EST

At Online - via Zoom

$ free

Being partnered or married to someone who identifies as transgender or gender questioning brings its own unique set of experiences.  Questions, concerns, joys, excitement can come up, and it seems like no one around you understands.  You need a place to safely speak your mind, get support, get answers to questions about how others are navigating this experience.  You're welcome to join this monthly support group to find connection, community, support and understanding.

There are 5 places available.

Find out more...

14Oct2022

Writing Referral Letters for Gender-Affirming Healthcare

Letter Writing for Gender-Affirming Healthcare

From 9am ET until 10:30am ET

At Online - via Zoom

$ 22

If you have some experience in working with trans, non-binary clients, yet you feel unsure about how to go about writing a mental health referral letter for your clients to access gender-affirming care, this training is for you!

Clients seeking access to gender-affirming healthcare (including cross-hormone treatment and various surgical procedures) are typically required to get 1 or more referral letters from mental health professionals.  Unfortunately, far too often, these individuals struggle with finding providers who feel comfortable writing these letters, which causes harmful barriers and delays in accessing affirming and life-saving treatment.  

Far too often, members of this community experience harmful gatekeeping in accessing the affirming and life-saving services they need.

In this 90 minute interactive webinar, you will be given the information you need to be able to provide a referral letter for gender-affirming healthcare, which will leave you feeling confident in providing this valuable service for your clients. In our time together, you will:

  • Understand the harms that gatekeeping creates for trans/non-binary clients experience in accessing gender-affirming treatment, and the the ways in which we can avoid replicating this in our own practices
  • Learn about the WPATH Standards of care, and understand how to navigate using the SOC in conjunction with insurance policies, physician's requirements to help write letters that will be successful in getting approvals for gender-affirming healthcare.
  • Up to date information about specific guidelines for clients with Husky/CT Medicaid insurance in accessing gender-affirming healthcare. 
  • Tips for advocacy with insurance companies in navigating denials for gender-affirming surgeries.

We will also have ample time for Q&A, to address your specific questions about how to apply this knowledge to your practice. 

 

This is a live webinar which is not being recorded. You are encouraged to bring any and all questions you have about this process to this training. 

There is one person coming

There are 14 places available.

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