Training Schedule and Registration

Gain insight and best practices from experts with decades of experience in LGBTQ culturally competent healthcare throughout the lifespan.

LGBTQ Health Equity Training Courses for 2023

The Center for LGBTQ Health Equity offers a variety of training courses for medical professionals across several important topics. If your organization would like to schedule a training session for a large group, please e-mail The Center for LGBTQ Health Equity or call us at 410-837-2050 x1049. 

Trainers: Kate Bishop, Randall Leonard LCSW-C
Credits: CE, CME

Clinicians and other healthcare workers serve sexual and gender minority people every day, but adequate preparation about supporting these populations is rarely offered professional training. Using a Cultural Humility framework, this workshop provides a broad overview of LGBTQ+ terms, gender identity concepts, cultural beliefs, health disparities, and barriers to accessing services, as well as best practice strategies for creating an affirming care experience.

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Jan. 11, 2023 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Kate Bishop
Jan. 25, 2023 - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Randall Leonard
Feb. 8, 2023 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Kate Bishop
Feb. 22, 2023 - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Randall Leonard
March 8, 2023 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Kate Bishop
March 22, 2023 - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Randall Leonard

Trainer: Deborah Dunn, PA-C
Credits: CE, CME, CNE

This workshop will present cutting-edge affirming treatment approaches for gender diverse adolescents and adults with a nationally-recognized expert in the field. Content includes key terminology and concepts, medical and surgical treatment options, co-occurring mental health conditions, cardiovascular health, cancer screenings, and sexual health, as well as specific content on dosing and lab protocols for prescribing hormone therapy. Behavioral Health clinicians will gain insight into the benefits of collaborating with medical providers to support client well-being.
 

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Feb. 17, 2023 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Feb. 24, 2023 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
March 17, 2023 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
​March 24, 2023 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Trainer: Deborah Dunn, PA-C
Credits: CE, CME

This workshop is designed primarily for prescribers and other clinical staff who work in direct patient care, continuing to outline affirming treatment approaches for gender diverse adolescents and adults with a nationally-recognized expert in the field. Content includes a more complex exploration of medical and surgical treatment options including specific content on dosing and lab protocols for prescribing hormone therapy. Case examples and ample time for Q&A promote learning.
 

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March 3, 2023 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Trainer: Deborah Dunn, PA-C
Credits: CE, CME

Building on Foundations of Gender Affirming Care levels 1 and 2, this workshop is designed primarily for prescribers who work in direct patient care, continuing to outline affirming treatment approaches for gender diverse adolescents and adults with a nationally-recognized expert in the field. Content includes a more complex exploration of medical and surgical treatment options, including challenges and questions shared by participants. Case examples and ample time for Q&A promote learning.
 

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Feb. 10, 2023 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
March 10, 2023 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Trainer: Dr. Elyse Pine, MD
Credits: CE, CME

Join us for an introduction to gender care for children and adolescents with a pediatric endocrinologist who is a nationally recognized expert in the field. This interactive workshop will explore treatment for gender expansive youth at each stage of development, including medical options to delay puberty and hormone therapy regimens. The session will also include special considerations for transgender adolescents such as family acceptance, dating, sexual health, and fertility preservation.

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Trainer: James Griffin, PsyD
Credits: CEU

This workshop is intended to prepare behavioral health providers to appropriately assess clients seeking Gender Affirming Surgical procedures through the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) standards of behavioral health care for gender diverse individuals. Participants will review common psychosocial concerns, behavioral health needs, treatment goals, ethical considerations, surgical-candidate assessment and advocacy in gender affirming care and will become familiar with best practices in composing surgery recommendation letters. Finally, learners will explore the integrated care role of behavioral health clinicians in surgical-candidate assessment and support.
 

To register, click on your preferred date:
March 17, 2023 - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.