Learning Resources — Behavioral Health

Trauma-Informed Care

In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Potter and Samara Grossman discuss components of trauma-informed care for transgender and gender-diverse clients.

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Providing Mental Health Assessments for Gender Affirming Surgery Referral Letters

In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Sarah reviews areas to cover when conducting an assessment of mental health and readiness for gender-affirming surgery referral letter requests. The session is presented through a lens of social justice, and from the perspective of providing trauma-informed and gender-affirming care. Aspects of the client-provider power differential and gatekeeping role are discussed. Participants will learn what questions to include in the assessment and how to ask clients such questions in order to support clients' goal(s) for gender- affirming surgeries, and identify insurance-based eligibility criteria for emotional and practical readiness for gender-affirming surgeries.

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Behavioral Health Care for Transgender Adults

In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Alex Keuroghlian discusses behavioral health care for transgender and gender-diverse people at health centers. This session will contextualize mental health inequities across diagnostic categories within a gender minority stress framework, propose culturally responsive tailoring of evidence-based clinical practices, and offer strategies for building inclusive, affirming, and trauma-informed environments within health centers in order to optimize behavioral health outcomes.

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Decolonizing Gender: How Mental Health Providers Can Break Out of the Binary

In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Chang covers how to break out of the binary when approaching behavioral health care for clients.

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Evidence-Based Behavioral Health Care for Gender Diverse Children and Adolescents

In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Henin covers behavioral health care approaches for transgender and gender-diverse youth and adolescents.

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Pre-Conference – Behavioral Health Care for Transgender and Gender-diverse patients

In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Alex Keuroghlian discusses behavioral health care for transgender and gender-diverse people at health centers. This session will contextualize mental health inequities across diagnostic categories within a gender minority stress framework, propose culturally responsive tailoring of evidence-based clinical practices, and offer strategies for building inclusive, affirming, and trauma-informed environments within health centers in order to optimize behavioral health outcomes.

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Behavioral Health Care for LGBTQIA+ People

This module discuses behavioral health disparities faced by LGBTQIA+ populations, and discusses evidence-based clinical practices in LGBTQIA+ behavioral health care.

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Quick guide for Supporting the Behavioral Health of Sexual Minority Men

Although the majority of sexual minority men maintain good mental health and healthy behaviors, research has shown that as a population, they are at greater risk for substance use disorders and mental health problems. This “quick guide” provides an overview of these risks, the contextual factors driving the risks, and potential interventions to mitigate the root causes of these risks.

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Motivational Interviewing to Improve Chronic Illness Management in Marginalized Populations

In this webinar, Dr. Sylvie Naar will discuss the use of motivational interviewing to support LGBTQIA+ patients in the management of chronic illness including diabetes and HIV. Participants will get a taste of the best and promising practices for the use of MI strategies to improve health outcomes and understand how MI can be a foundation for communicating cultural humility.

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Why Weight? Improving the health of LGBTQIA+ patients by reducing weight stigma

Weight-related discrimination in the U.S. is common and is associated with substantial social, economic, and health costs. Allegra Gordon (she/her), ScD, MPH, Assistant Professor at Boston University's School of Public Health and Jamie Dannenberg (she/they), MS, RD, LDN, outpatient eating disorder dietitian at Metrowest Nutrition and co-creator of thirdwheelED, invite you to explore how we can improve health outcomes of LGBTQIA+ patients through a weight-inclusive approach to healthcare. This webinar will offer an introduction to the current state of the science on weight stigma and its effects on health, as well as critical insights on weight stigma in relation to LGBTQIA+ identities. Participants will come away from the webinar with concrete recommendations for creating a weight-inclusive medical practice.

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