Virtual groups & workshops
Fall 2021 & Spring 2022
- Gender Affirming Pre-Surgery Support Space
- Radical Body Acceptance for Gender Dysphoria
- Radical Body Acceptance for Fat/Body Diverse
- Self-Compassion & Shame Resilience
For Trans & Gender
Please see this page with extensive information related to the gender affirming surgery referral process and resources that might be helpful.
For LGBTQIA+ People: Social Support & Connection
For trans-masc support: Compass - first Thursday every month, from 7:00-9:00pm
Groups for TGNB tweens, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Varying time/day depending on group - $30/session (scholarships available). Contact: email@example.com or here for more info.
Group for TGNB people in their 30s & 40s. Tuesdays @ 5:30 - $60 + sliding scale. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
CSPH (Center for Sexual Pleasure & Health) - offers support, resources, training, and therapy related to sex & sexuality
Name Change Resources
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Voice Therapy/Speech & Language Pathology - Please see an extensive list of resources at this link:
Telehealth & Online resources
Providence & RI resources
Boston & MA resources
Social Media & Other Online Resources: see this page
The work of Alok V Menon @alokvmenon on insta or their website has info too!
@aidamanduley, @thefatsextherapist, @neurodivergentrebel & @queerneurodivergence, @heydrsand
(NOTE: If you come across a link that has incorrect information or is no longer active, please let me know so that I can fix or remove. Also, some of these vary in terms of when they were last active or updated, and therefore might also contain outdated terms that could potentially be triggering. )
For Allies, Friends, & Family
A Better Understanding & History of Gender
Trans Bodies, Trans Selves - Laura Erickson-Schroth (Ed): all-encompassing guide
Gender nonbinary identities: This is what gender nonbinary people look like (article)
Cathers Spectrum Model
Gender Queer: A Memoir (graphic novel) – Maia Kobabe
Singh - Trans Liberation (Ted Talk): See also: Moving from affirmation to liberation in psychological practice with transgender and gender nonconforming clients (Singh, 2016)
Queer: A Graphic History – Barker & Scheele (graphic novel)
Ted Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – The Danger of a Single Story (Ted Talk)
Article: What is Nonbinary/Enby?
Video - Trans 101: Nonbinary Identities
Video: What is the difference between gender, sex, and sexuality
Article: Did you know? Not all trans folx experience dysphoria!
Website: About They/Them Pronouns
Article: Femme versus Feminine
Intersections at Racism & Decolonization
Trans is a historically white construct. Anti-racism is crucial.
A zine about decolonizing gender
Friends & Family Resources
- Support group for family members of TGNB people: Remote through Dec 2020
- GeMS (Boston Children's Hospital Gender Clinic) Resources:
- Someone in your life just disclosed their gender!?
Ways to create an affirming environment
For Clinicians, Providers, Educators, & Administrators
For Higher Education Clinicians/Staff/Faculty
Helping trans and gender nonbinary students feel more respected & affirmed.
Trans Ally Common Missteps (Basic Rights Education Fund) PDF
Family Acceptance Project: Supportive Families, Healthy Children: Supporting Students PDF
LGBTcampus.org - Best Practices for Supporting Trans Students PDF
Developmental Pathways to Trans Inclusion on College Campuses (ACPA – Napavalley.edu) PDF
MA Trans Political Coalition: Serving Trans and GNC Students in Schools PDF
Mad Maps for Oppression: PDF
Clinician Guidelines, Research & Reading
Treatment Standards, Models, & Decolonization Considerations
Gender Affirming Care Guidelines
A Clinician’s Guide to Gender Affirming Care - Chang & colleagues (book)
APA Trans Care Guidelines
Trans Health Guidelines @ UCSF
Boston - Fenway Health Trans Care
WPATH Standards of Care Version 7
Understanding Gender & Minority Stress
National Center for Trans Equality Discrimination Survey
Cathers (2018) Spectrum Model of Sex, Sexuality, & Gender
Gender Minority Stress & Resiliency Model (GMSR; Testa et al., 2015)
See also: Suicidal Ideation in Transgender People: Gender Minority Stress & Interpersonal Theory Factors (Testa et al., 2017)
Decolonizing Gender & Moving Toward Liberation
Training in Gender Affirming Care
Including the basics of affirming care, focused topics, & surgery assessment
A range of topics for mental health & medical providers:
Coming again Spring 2022: A discussion group about race & gender. For white clinicians who work with the TGNB community.
Fenway Health Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health (offered every fall in Boston)
Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conf (through Mazzoni every summer) - a professional track + free community track
The Affirmative Couch: Training in LGBTQIAKP+ topics – more focused and advanced webinars + articles, e.g., self-compassion in young trans adults, minority stress & resilience, intersection of fat & trans, maintaining hope during Covid-19, etc
WPATH Global Education Initiative Courses – US & Worldwide trainings (note: WPATH has some problematic history related to representation of trans BIPOC in their leadership + training)
Surgery Assessment Focused:
*COMING again in Spring 2022*- I am offering an advanced surgery-focused training with particular attention to power dynamics for cis and white clinicians. Stay tuned, and reach out for more info.
Best practices for mental health providers in providing gender affirming assessments for surgery referral letters. Free Webinar (45 min). Created by Sarah Eley, LICSW at Fenway Health.
The Gender ASSET by Cold Meier St. Amand, PhD - an extensive course (includes workbook, CEUs, & PDF docs) - Note: This training is somewhat dated with a more extensive assessment process than what is typically clinically indicated for adults, but still excellent material!
Note - more focused surgery trainings are also offered through the Fenway Health and WPATH trainings as well, though typically offered in conjunction with the larger conference.
Recommendations for ALL
Books, Websites, & Social Media
Please note that if you come across any problematic writing, images, or other content from the recommendations I share, I am always open to feedback and suggestions.
For Art Therapists:
Radical Crafting with Queer Clinicians upcoming workshop with Mikey Anderson (he/they) on 8/23/20
Also, see Mikey Anderson's (he/they) chapter in the new book, Craft in Art Therapy
Diverse Approaches to the Transformative Power of Craft
Social Media Accounts