Letter Writing for the Queer Community
Date: Friday 3/31/23
Time: 1:00-3:15p EST
CEUs offered: 2 CE’s
Presented by: Monica Burbank MA LPCC
Modality: Live, Interactive Session with Activities & Discussion
Attendance: This training is offered 100% Virtually using Zoom Healthcare
• NOTE: This is a live, interactive, training presented through Zoom as an online Webinar. . Zoom recommends having a broadband wired/wireless connection, speakers, and a microphone to effectively participate via this platform. (requirements listed on zoom’s website here: LINK).
Recording Date: NA
Links to Access Material:
• To access training: Links will be sent after registration, 2-3 days before training.
• To complete training evaluation (to be submitted once training is completed): The link will be shared 2-3 days before the training, as well as during the training.
This training will be an in-depth discussion and presentation on working with the queer and trans community and meeting their needs when it comes to letter writing for gender affirmation surgery. In this training attendees will learn affirmative language, appropriate questions, and how to confidently write a letter for a client’s transition.
• To increase knowledge & confidence while working with clients who are members of the queer community;
• To review standards of care when working with trans/queer clients;
• Review objectives when working with clients who request letters for gender affirming intervention as part of their treatment.
Audience & Skill Level:
• Introductory- this course is designed to meet the needs of mental health clinicians (counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists) who are working with transgender/queer clients. Previous training may be helpful but not required to benefit from this training.
• 1:00-1:30 Review cisgender privilege
• 1:30-1:45 Discuss gatekeeping as it applies to the queer community
• 1:45-2:00 Review the 2015 US Transgender Survey & Results
• 2:00-2:30 Review WPATH Standards of Care & Letters
• 2:30-2:45 Discuss caring for clients, advocating, protecting clients while writing letters
• 2:45-3:00 Examples of letters and key points
• 3:00 Evaluations and Q&A
To Receive Course Credit Participants Must:
• Attend and engage with the entire training.
• Complete the post-training evaluation.
• Certificates will be sent within seven business days of confirming attendance and receiving the evaluation.
I am an independently licensed clinical counselor who has been facilitating queer focused trainings since 2014. My passion for the community is both a personal and professional interest that I believe makes me uniquely qualified to speak about queer issues and how they affect therapy clients today. I have found that open and honest discussion of queer topics creates a better learning environment and shapes a more well-rounded and informed clinician.
Ohio CSWMFT Approval
This training is approved for counselor, social work, and marriage and family therapy continuing education. In addition, it is approved by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board for chemical dependency continuing education. Check CE Broker for detailed breakdown of CE types (provider number 50-24074).
For questions, comments or concerns:
Please contact TrainingCenter@Mindfully.com or via telephone: 513-939-0300
• Grievance policy: If you are dissatisfied with your experience, please feel free to share this with us via email: TrainingCenter@mindfully.com or via telephone: 513-939-0300, or via your program evaluation. All complaints will receive a response within seven business days outlining actions taken and proposed responses which may include issuing a refund, credits for future trainings, updating course content or taking appropriate action with presenters, among others.
• Request for Accommodations: Should any accommodations enhance your program experience, please contact us via email: TrainingCenter@mindfully.com or via telephone: 513-939-0300, to explore what options you may have.
James, S. E., Herman, J. L., Rankin, S., Keisling, M., Mottet, L., & Anafi, M. (2016). The Report of the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey. Washington, DC: National Center for Transgender
Privilege and Intersectionality. Last accessed 2/28/2023; https://guides.rider.edu/c.php?g=926249&p=6679325
World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH; 2022). Standards of Care for the Health of Transgender and Gender Diverse People, Version 8. Last accessed 2/28/2023: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/26895269.2022.2100644