Experiences of Transgender People of Color in Psychotherapy

Silvia Sandoval, LCSW

Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 9:00 am to 12:00 pm PST. Live Webinar.

Experiences of Transgender People of Color in Psychotherapy

It is well-documented that transgender people experience greater risk of discrimination and violence in various aspects of their daily lives, worsening depression and anxiety and intensifying gender dysphoria. These challenges are multiplied for transgender people of color who tend to experience higher incidents of racism, discrimination, and interpersonal trauma, further leading to greater health disparities. This course will provide an overview of the trans-affirmative models of care for clinicians who work with transgender people of color. We will examine the intersection of transphobia and racism and their impact on clients' mental health. Participants will be invited to engage in self-reflection on how cis and racial privilege can affect the treatment dyad. The goal of this course is to improve the quality of psychotherapeutic care for transgender people of color.

Silvia Sandoval, LCSW, before joining Mission Neighborhood Health Center (MNHC), was the Mental Health Director at Lyon-Martin Health Services and Women’s Community Clinic. She has been practicing professionally for the last 20 years, mostly in the nonprofit sector providing direct clinical social work services to members of disenfranchised communities, immigrants, and people of color. She also worked for Yale-New Haven Hospital, in private practice, and served a 4-year tenure at the National Institute of Mental Health. Mx. Sandoval has a Master’s degree in social work from the Catholic University of America and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at The Smith College School for Social Work. She is psychodynamically and relationally trained with an emphasis on social and racial justice, intersectionality, trauma, and their long term impact on the mental health of individuals and communities.

Date & Time: Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm PST. Live Webinar.
Zoom invite will be sent out a few days prior to the course date.

Location: Virtual format—Zoom
Contact Administrative Coordinator Sierra Wilson with any questions or concerns: sbrown@tpi-berkeley.org.

 Fee if Registration Completed: by 04/19/21 after 04/19/21
TPI Members $75 $100
Nonmembers $95 $120
Prelicensed Students/Associates $55 $80

CE: 3 Credits. $10 additional fee for CE credits. Attendees must participate in live sessions to receive CE's. The Psychotherapy Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs (provider number PSY005). The Psychotherapy Institute maintains responsibility for these programs and their content (see Course Policies).

Registration Ends: 
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 3:00pm
$10 fee