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Call for participants: Transgender health & resiliency confernce

September 12, 2012


Hey all you beautiful people,

I am working this year at the Pride Center at Cal Poly Pomona. Currently I’m helping to put on a transgender health and resiliency conference November 9th. The conference is a joint effort between Counseling and Psychological Services and the Pride Center on campus.

I am wanting to put together a trans voices panel as a component of one of the breakout sessions. Also, I’m seeking anyone that would be interested in offering a workshop relevant to the theme. Please fwd widely to folx that may be interested either in attending or in contributing to make this a more diverse and trans empowerment centered experience.

Contact me ASAP with any questions/comments.

smmaile@csupomona.edu

What? The conference is intended to raise awareness of difficulties faced by the transgender community (especially students) and to create a dialogue amongst a diverse group of attendees about these struggles. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from recognized leaders in the field of transgender health and well-being, participate in breakout sessions with other attendees, and view a documentary about controversies in the diagnosis of gender identity disorder.

Who? The conference is open to everyone! Health professionals, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, administrators, academic faculty and staff, college students, community mental health partners, as well as friends and allies of the transgender community are especially invited to attend.

Schedule:
Friday, November 9, 2012
8:00-9:00am Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00am-10:30am Keynote: Jack Drescher, M.D.
10:30am-10:45am Break
10:45am-12:15pm Break Out Session 1
12:15pm-1:15pm Lunch
1:30pm-3:00pm Break Out Session 2

Cost:
$50 ā€“ Mental Health Professionals seeking Continuing Education Credits (CE)
$25- General Admission (those not seeking CE)
$10 ā€“ Students in the community
FREE ā€“ Cal Poly Pomona faculty, staff and students

SPACE IS LIMITED! Visit www.capsportal.org/events now to learn more about this special event and to register.

This conference is funded in part by a Prop 63 grant awarded to Cal Poly Pomona by the California Mental Health Services Authority (Cal MHSA).

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