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Safe Zone Training: Psychiatric & Pediatric Staff

June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Join us on Zoom for a special training of Psychiatric and Pediatric Medical Providers & Office Staff with the LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin. As laws tighten and restrictions grow across the country, learn how to make your practice safe for LGBTQIA+ patient. This training covers the basics and teaches you how to consider them in every aspect of your practice, from time in session with a client to their check-in experience at the front desk. This training has been privately paid for and is free to all attendees.

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David Ulrich (he/him) has provided CEU trainings for mental health therapists and private trainings in government, nonprofit, and school settings. His evidence-based approach helps teams build empathy for the LGBT experience and create accountability within their workplaces. David holds a masters degree in linguistics and is particularly interested in how language relates to subconscious bias.


1. Opening Thoughts
        Testimonials on the LGBTQIA+ experience in healthcare
2. Sexual Orientation: A look at generational stigma

    Lesbian: Symbolic advances and generational setbacks
        Under-representation of queer women
        The erasure of queer femmes

    Gay: Living in the shadow of AIDS
        The current state of HIV transmission, prevention, and care
        Internalized homophobia

    Bisexual: An erased and hurting community
        Heightened depression and abuse for bisexuals, and why
        Bisexual vs. Pansexual vs. Omnisexual

    Asexual: A person, not a pathology
        Asexuality as a language for consent
        The sexual and romantic spectrum
    Mental health and sexual minorities

    Practicing language to avoid common microaggressions
        Harmful language in medical settings
        Casual mistakes in conversation

3. Gender Identity: A deep-dive into heavily marginalized communities
   Transgender: A practical understanding and medical checkpoints
        What constitutes a “transition”
        Dysphoria in childhood development
        “Deadnaming” and the harm it causes
        “Passing” as an act of survival, especially in bathrooms
        Violence against transgender people, especially trans women of color

            Nonbinary: Part of the transgender umbrella
            Using they/them as a singular word, and why
            Using multiple pronouns (“she/they”)
            How to recover when you use the wrong pronoun

    Intersex: A variation as common as red hair
        Reducing stigma around less-common bodies
        Medical bias and surgeries without consent

    Practicing language to avoid common microaggressions
        Deadnaming, misgendering, and pronoun slip-ups
        Language bias in intake forms and office administration



June 2
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm