Trusting Trans People:
A New Model for Writing Letters of Support

November 14, 2024 • 10am - 12pm • Virtual Event

Online registration open now!

As access to gender affirming surgeries has increased, demand for letter of support for surgery from mental health professionals expanded. This training will prepare mental health professional to support individuals seeking letters, while utilizing a client centered approach that trusts trans individuals to know their own needs. Topics covered will include a brief history of medical intervention for trans individuals, basic surgery information, and a structure to assist individuals with a letter while also respecting their autonomy and self-knowledge. While letters must be written by mental health professionals with a clinical license, individuals at all stages of training and licensure are welcome to attend. Participants will be expected to have a basic knowledge of trans terminology as this will not be a trans 101 training.

Center on Halsted is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation as a Social Work continuing education sponsor and able to provide CEs under this license. Following the training, you will be sent an evaluation to the email address you registered with. If you would like to receive CEs you must complete this evaluation and your certification will be sent to you within two weeks.

To make this training more accessible, we are able to offer some scholarship spots for those who need them. Please contact the presenter, Dr. Ashley Molin, at to inquire about a scholarship or with any other questions regarding the presentation.

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