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Professional Development Programs • Health and Human Services

Better understand the intricacies of the LGBTQ community

Define and explore concepts in an open environment

Navigate the complexities of a misunderstood population

Growing Up Transgender

The “T” in LGBTQ+ can be a source of confusion. If you are a health and human services professional who seeks to understand this often misunderstood community or would just like to know more, we invite you to attend our course. We will define, explore and provide ample opportunities for questions. Our props alone are worth a closer look!

In this jam-packed, interactive approach to work out complicated concepts, we will explore:

  • The difference between sex and gender, from both a biological and cultural standpoint
  • The transgender legal landscape: current and future challenges
  • The experiences/challenges of transgender youth
  • The role of health and human services professionals in caring/advocating for the transgender community

Who should attend? 

This workshop is geared toward healthcare professionals, counselors, social workers, educators, guidance counselors, school psychologists, and anyone interested in learning more about the transgender community.

Registration Information

The fee for this workshop is $189, including instruction, course materials, light refreshments and lunch. Participants will receive a certificate for 0.65 CEUs (6.5 Contact Hours) upon completion of the workshop.

This course is offered in partnership with UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education. Please direct all registration questions to 866-893-2423 or

Click here to register online 



Christopher Jorgenson serves as director of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center at UW-Eau Claire. When not on campus, engaged in advocacy work or teaching in the Women’s Studies program, Jorgenson travels around the state providing a variety of training programs, most notably Safe Space Training; Sexual Assault Bystander Intervention Training; (Being) Sex and (Doing) Gender: The Difference and Why It Matters; and QPR and Campus Connect suicide prevention gatekeeper training.

Alexandra Hall, MD, is a family physician with extensive experience in transgender medical care. Trained at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Vermont, she worked for Dean Health Care, Cornell University and now UW-Stout. She frequently conducts workshops and trainings for mental and medical health professionals on the care of transgender clients, both on a regional and national level, and has been involved in advocacy for improved access to care as well as appropriate insurance coverage for transgender people.