Becoming a Trans Ally -- Sundays, April 15th and 22nd -- Los Angeles, CA

04/15/2018 09:00 AM - 04/22/2018 05:00 PM PT


2 Day Workshop held on 2 Sundays: April 15th and 22nd, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

It is highly recommended to attend both days, but it is possible to attend just one of the days.
Please note: Day 2 is for folk who feel they are at an intermediate to advanced level of active-allyship to the trans and gender nonconforming communities

Sunday, April 15th, is beginner to intermediate level.
Sunday, April 22nd, is intermediate to advanced level.

Facilitator: Kyle Sawyer, M.A. & Founder of Building Allies

Join us for a day of learning and exploring issues around:
The critical need for trans inclusive and affirming counseling 
Ways in which practitioners can create a safe space for trans and gender nonconforming individuals
Active Ally tools to utilize and reference in work
Group and dyad discussion that elicits personal narratives and ways to deconstruct and confront bias that emerges
Vignette exercises to implement trans inclusive and affirming therapy, counseling and practices. 

Course Schedule
Day 1: Identities and Experiences
Introduction to Trans identities, historical context, and relating participant experiences. Deconstructing gendered messages, building deeper awareness around trans and non-binary identities and experiences.
Day 2: Moving Beyond Ourselves
Further deconstruction and understanding of gender binaries, active ally practices and tools. Identifying active ally behavior within the context of therapeutic work. Vignette Practice. 

About Kyle Sawyer, M.A 
(pronouns: he/they)
Kyle is the founder of Building Allies. He is a long time trans activist and spends much of his time connecting his passions to social justice and challenging privilege. Kyle has developed and facilitated many lectures and workshops regarding trans identity to help educate individuals, organizations, and service providers in the development of their own active ally behavior.

This workshop costs $400 for both days or $250 for just one of the days. There is a 20% discount when purchasing multiple registrations for a group, organization, or community. The full course meets qualifications for 14 hours (7 per day) of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  This course is intended for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs.  

Refund/Cancellation Policy: Participants will receive a full refund if they cancel prior to 48 hours before designated workshop. Refunds will be paid within 30 days of receipt of written notice of cancellation. 

Course completion certificates will be awarded and mailed within 14 business days.

For disability accommodations, please email specific requests to  Grievances can be made in writing to the CE Program Coordinator ( 

The Relational Center has been approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family therapists to sponsor continuing education for Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Educational Psychologists and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors.  The Relational Center maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Provider Number: 137256

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