A 16 Hour Training
Program Information & Schedule:
A comprehensive 16-hour training designed for professionals interested in providing sensitive and competent mental health and medical care for gender non-conforming children, transgender youth and young adults. CEUs will be available for mental health providers and nursing only.
While this training is designed for professionals, parents and others wanting to learn more about gender non-conforming youth are welcome to attend. This is a live webinar. A recording will not be available
Date & Times
Friday, June 18th 8:00 am – Noon | Saturday, June 19th 8:00am – Noon | Sunday, June 27th Noon – 4:00pm | Monday, June 28th 8:00am – Noon |
*Please note times are PDT.
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Mental Health ProviderMedical & Licensed
Unlicensed Professional(Caseworkers, etc)
Interns, Students, Trainees,and Parents
Johanna Olson-Kennedy, M.D.
Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD is an Adolescent Medicine physician specializing in the clinical care of gender diverse children and transgender youth. Board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Dr. Olson-Kennedy an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the USC Keck School of Medicine. She is the Medical Director of The Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, the largest transgender youth clinic in the United States and has been providing medical intervention for transgender youth and young adults including puberty suppression and gender affirming hormones for the past fifteen years. Dr. Olson-Kennedy has appeared frequently on national television, and spoken locally and internationally to educate providers, parents, and other communities about the needs of transgender youth
Aydin Olson-Kennedy, LCSW
Aydin Olson-Kennedy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Gender Center. He has been providing clinical care to the transgender and non-binary communities for over eleven years. Aydin is considered a national expert, having trained thousands of professionals and families across the United States and internationally.
In addition to his work as an Executive Director and educator, he maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, serving adolescent and adult transgender and non-binary individuals and their families
Darlene Tando, LCSW
Darlene Tando, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has a private practice in San Diego and has been working with transgender youth and adults since 2006. Darlene provides consultations and ongoing therapy for gender-expansive/transgender children, adolescents, and adults. Darlene writes a gender blog (Found Here) on which she writes about all things gender-related.
Darlene is a proponent of the Informed Consent model and believes the individual is the “expert” on one’s own gender identity. She believes it is her role to support the individual and family to assist in making one’s journey easier. Darlene is the author of the book “The Conscious Parent’s Guide to Gender Identity: A Mindful Approach to Embracing Your Child’s Authentic Self”.