Presentations and Workshops

I’ve developed training for medical professionals on a range of topics, from basic trans 101 to trans adolescents to nonbinary transition (my favorite, of course) for both adults and youth. I present my own workshops at national transgender conferences such as Gender Odyssey (2012-2016), Philadelphia Trans Health (2012, 2013, 2016), and Gender Spectrum (2012, 2013, 2018). I’ve also been invited to present at multiple events, sessions, panels, workshops, and conferences, most notably USPATH (the US division of WPATH), Stanford’s Medicine X, and UCSF’s National Transgender Health Summit.

Why is transgender health important?

Presentations and Workshops

I believe in sharing this knowledge beyond the conference halls. Here are the slides and notes from a few of my presentations.

NonBinary Transition (Gender Odyssey, 2015, 2016)

What does a non-standard transition route look like? Is this quickly becoming the norm? Does it even exist?

This workshop will explore the myriad options people have, covering social, medical, and legal transition needs. It includes busting myths and clarifying misconceptions, outlining alternatives and loopholes, and developing strategies for empowering you and your clients in their transgender journey.

NonBinary Youth – Intro (Gender Odyssey, 2016)

Is my kid trans?
Will my child ever decide on a binary identity?
And… what happens if they don’t?

An introduction to nonbinary identity in youth, this workshop will explore the options children have for following a non-standard transition route, as well as the limitations and obstacles they might encounter by trying to live in a world that does not always acknowledge their gender.

NonBinary Youth – Medical Considerations (Gender Spectrum, 2018)

Great progress has been made in the medical and mental health communities in supporting transgender individuals. However, much of this progress focuses on supporting transition within the binary.  This workshop will focus on coaching professionals and families alike in how to support gender fluidity, both medically and psychologically. We will explore the myriad of medical options, as well as discuss the importance of using the gender affirmative mental health model in supporting individuals on their exploration of identity.

Transgenderations (MedX, 2018)

There is no singular transgender experience: transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer, or gender non-conforming patients can vary significantly. Each patient’s unique attributes play a role, including age, stage of transition, the decision to involve medical interventions, even whether a patient is extroverted or introverted, yet their complexity is often erased by standard narratives.

By gradually introducing facets of complexity relevant to transgender patient care, we will explore different “generations” of trans health care. This workshop and session will address specific variables such as: disclosure of gender status, nomenclature with respect to gender identity, gender expression, pronoun usage, health care conversations, stage of transition, media visibility of trans people, medical privacy from provider to provider, and individual patient expectations.