Upcoming Trainings and Courses

with Lisette Lahana, LCSW

Mandala House Virtual Gender Therapist Training

1st Fridays through December 2020  11-1pm EST

September 4-The History of Gender Health Treatment and Ethics Around Gatekeeping versus Informed Consent

October 2-Assessment and Gender History (Developing a Gender Health Plan in Collaboration with Clients) 

November 6-Non Binary Clinical Issues and Identity Development

December 4-Bringing Your Gender (and other identities) to Your Work (privilege and experiences, benefits and pitfalls and how to talk about them)

Interested in Registering for this Zoom Video Seminar? contact Lisette Lahana who will inquire about having others participate in this staff training

GEI FOUNDATIONS COURSE - August 12 - September 30, 2020

Attend the Case Presentation Panel with Lisette Lahana on LIVE 8/23/20 and available on demand afterwards

WPATH is excited to announce that registration is now open for the second-round of the Online GEI Foundations Course, being offered August 12 – September 30, 2020. 

The WPATH GEI Online Foundations Course will include two components:

  1. Pre-Recorded Didactic Sessions, which attendees can stream on-demand starting August 12, 2020 and

  2. Live Streamed Case Presentation Panel Discussions, attendees will pre-select and attend 3 panels between August 23 – September 4, 2020.

The UCSF Child and Adolescent Gender Center BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB 


In 2019 Finn Gratton, LMFT authored a pioneering book, Supporting Transgender Autistic Youth and Adults: A Guide for Professionals and Families. 

The Child and Adolescent Gender Center is hosting a two-part free book discussion group via Zoom facilitated by Gender Therapist and WPATH Mentor Lisette Lahana, LCSW. Now is your chance to connect with gender therapists doing the same reading and thinking about our trans and non-binary autistic (neurodivergent/neuroqueer) clients. You can attend either all or part of the series. It is recommended that you purchase and read the entire book, not only the selected chapters.  If purchasing the book is a hardship please include this in the RSVP and the chapters will be made available to you in pdf format. 

Feel free to enjoy lunch while we discuss. 




Monday 10/5 12-1:30PM PST Chapters 5 and 6 

Book and case discussion with a focus on the chapter's concepts around attachment and working with families 

Monday 11/2 12-1:30pm PST Chapter 8 

Book and case discussion with a focus on the chapter's concept "Preserving human rights to autonomy while ensuring well-being 


RSVP to: J. Cohen, LCSW, Director of Community-based Clinical Services and Training @. jessie.cohen@ucsf.edu 

Zoom link provided upon RSVP.

Chest Surgery and Writing Letters Part I and II (2 hour Live Online Video Classes via Zoom)

Two Part Series/Cost: $60-$80/per class

Next series TBA, contact Lisette to express interest. (lower fees for POC, trans, non binary or disabled clinicians who cannot afford fee)

This two-part series is dedicated to helping gender therapists (or those developing their knowledge) understand masculinizing chest surgeries.  In Part I we explore how to prepare clients, the social, physical and emotional impact of chest surgeries and the recovery process. We will discuss WPATH Standards of Care Version 7 criteria used by many surgeons and insurance companies.  In Part II we cover the "nuts and bolts" of writing a great letter which serves to get insurance companies to understand the medical necessity of surgery, to advocate for client needs and to communicate to surgeons pertinent information. Special attention will be paid to non binary considerations.  You will also receive sample letters and a step by step outline for how to write letters.

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