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Becoming a Trans Ally for Mental Health Professionals - Day 2

  • The Relational Center 2717 South Robertson Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90034 United States (map)

Join us for a 2-day CEU workshop for mental health providers to learn active-allyship tools to enhance their clinical skills and create practice settings that are affirming and welcoming to transgender and gender nonconforming folks. More than just a "trans-101," this workshop will challenge the ways we hold privilege and how to use that privilege to create change. Participants at all levels of familiarity and trans awareness are welcome to attend. Participants may enroll in one or both days.

Day 1 : Identities and Experiences
Introduction to trans identities, historical context, and relating participant experiences. Deconstructing gendered messages, building deeper awareness around trans and non-binary identities and experiences.

Day 2: Moving Beyond Ourselves
Further deconstructing and understanding of gender binaries, active-ally practices and tools. Identifying active-ally behavior within the context of therapeutic work. Vignette practice. 

About the Facilitator
Kyle Sawyer, M.A., (pronouns: he/they) is the Founder of Building Allies. He is a long time trans activist and spends much of his time connecting his passions to social justice and challenging privilege. Kyle has developed and facilitated many lectures and workshops regarding trans identity to help educate individuals, organizations, and service providers in the development of their own active ally behavior.

Registration is $250 for 1 day, or $400 total for both days: Sunday, April 15th and Sunday, April 22nd. LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, and LPCCs are eligible to receive 14 CEUs provided by The Relational Center. Discounted registration available for students.

Participants of all genders and orientations welcome. The Relational Center is ADA accessible.