Letter Writing for the Queer Community
Date: June 30,2023 / Friday
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 cli- ents. 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- 3:15 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.
Monica has a minor in Queer Studies from Northern Arizona University. As a graduate assistant, during her time pursuing her master’s degree in counseling, she worked in the Inclusion and Multicultural Center on campus, specifically in their LGBTQIA Resources and Support office. During her time in the office, she facilitated the campus Safe Zone training, as well as scheduling and marketing for trainings. Since this time, she has developed her own training, which meets national Safe Zone standards, and has taught the training a handful of times over the past 3 years. She has also co-led multiple LGBT support groups at different counseling agencies.
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 de- pendency 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 tele- phone: 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
Name change and gender marker changes are specific to each state and county.
•http://equitashealth.com/services/ohio-name-change-documents/•This website contains links and information regarding the processes for change in Ohio. •http://www.mcohio.org/document_center/CourtProbateDivision/012315NAME_CHANGEadult.pdf•This information is specific for Montgomery County residents looking to legally change their name. •https://www.co.warren.oh.us/probate_juvenile/probate/forms/21_00_adult.pdf•This information is specific for Warren County residents. •http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/TS/News/US/OhioBMVGenderChangeForm2009.pdf•This Gen- der Change Form is specific for Ohio BMV.