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This weekend I’m at UCSF’s National Transgender Health Summit, a biennial conference here in Oakland, CA. This morning I presented at the mental health provider pre-conference on topics related to [Read More]

The Political is Personal: Building Skills to Fuel Trans Resistance and Resilience, A Free Community Event, Nashville, Nov. 17, 2017

Trans resilience is power. We are at a time when we are called to fight for collective resistance to anti-trans bias, hate, and violence. How can we best show up [Read More]

Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients: Core Competencies for Mental Health Providers, Nashville, November 18, 2017

This 6-hour, mixed level course is for medical and mental health providers who would like to learn core competencies on how to best provide affirming and culturally sensitive mental health [Read More]

The Mental Health Provider’s Role in Gender-Affirming Medical Care: The Trouble with Templates


As someone who provides mental health services to transgender and gender nonconforming clients, letter-writing in support of accessing gender-affirming medical services is a service I provide on a regular basis. However, [Read More]

Cultural Competence and Healing Culturally Based Trauma with EMDR Therapy- Book and Home Study CE Program


I am happy to announce that there is a new book and home study CE course based on Cultural Competence and Healing Culturally Based Trauma with EMDR Therapy edited by [Read More]

WPATH 2016 Biennial Symposium in Amsterdam


Starting tomorrow, I will be attending the World Professional Association for Transgender  Health (WPATH) Biennial Symposium in Amsterdam, a 5-day conference that draws health professionals who work in transgender health across [Read More]

TGNC Guidelines Are Now APA Policy


APA council has just approved the Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People. I had the honor of being part of the Task Force who created these [Read More]

Slam dunk? No thank you!


In the past year, I have started to hear an alarming number of health care providers (therapists, doctors, surgeons) refer to trans people seeking gender-affirming medical services (such as surgeries [Read More]