Optimizing Care Across the Gender Spectrum

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Speech-language pathologists, educators and others in the education and healthcare industries can learn to serve individuals from across the gender spectrum through a one-day workshop, Optimizing Care Across the Gender Spectrum, on Saturday, April 6. 

Build your knowledge and confidence in working with children, adolescents, and adults who are gender diverse.

We have assembled outstanding speakers who will inspire compassion and provide you with tools to serve in schools, higher education, and medical settings. The afternoon sessions provide an option to:

  • Build specific skills in authentic voice and communication, or 
  • To focus on skill building and ways to support LGBTQ+ youth in educational settings

The workshop is a partnership between Pacific's Center for Gender Equity, School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, School of Learning & Teaching, and Music Department.

Registration will remain open until the conference begins Saturday morning.

REGISTER

Conference Schedule

Session 1 – All Attendees

8:50-9 a.m. | Welcome & Overview

9-9:45 a.m. | Everyone Deserves to be Themself: My Son’s Journey to His True Self | Yeager

9:45-10:30 a.m. | Building Transgender Cultural Awareness | Chernin

10:30-10:45 a.m. | Break

10:45-11:30 a.m. | Pathways to Gender Transition | Social & Medical Barriers to Care | Waters

11:30 a.m.-Noon | How to Be an Ally & Panel Discussion | Yeager, Chernin, Waters

Noon-12:50 p.m. | Lunch

Session 2 – Select Workshop A or B

Workshop A: Authentic Voice & Communication

12:50-1 p.m. | Speaker Introductions

1-1:10 p.m. | Why Affirming Voice and Communication is So Important for Individuals who are Transgender | Thomas

1:10-1:40 p.m. | Voice & Resonance Basics | Mandulak

1:40-2:30 p.m. | Clinical Intake & Assessment Steps for Spoken & Singing Voice | Maines & Thomas

2:30-2:45 p.m. | Break

2:45-3:30 p.m. | Behavioral Approaches for Facilitating Vocal and Resonance Change in the Singing & Spoken Voice | Maines & Thomas

3:30-3:50 p.m. | Practicing Techniques & Feedback | Maines & Thomas

3:50-4:20 p.m. | Demonstration Session | Maines

4:20-4:40 p.m. | Medical & Surgical Adjunct Approaches | Thomas

4:40-5 p.m. | Case Examples | Q & A

Workshop B: Serving the Needs of LGBTQ+ Youth in Schools

12:50-1 p.m. | Speaker Introductions

1-1:45 p.m. | Building Awareness & Inclusion: Gender Diversity & Sexual Orientation | Waters

1:45-2:30 p.m. | Creating Safe & Inclusive School Environments for Trans Youth | Chernin

2:30-2:45 p.m. | Break

2:45-3:30 p.m. | Intersecting Identities in the Classroom | Cichy-Parker

3:30-4:30 p.m. | Bullying & Bystander Intervention | Converse

4:30-5 p.m. | High School Student Panel

Closing

5-6 p.m. | Wine and Cheese Reception