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Ally/Advocate Training Camp- For Clinicians – ONLINE – Dec 9-11

Want to be a better ally or advocate for transgender and non-binary individuals?  Come join us for TTI’s virtual Ally/Advocate Training Camp

Ally/Advocate Training Camp for Mental Health Providers

Are you a mental health provider who wants to be a better ally or advocate for transgender and non-binary individuals? Whether you are just starting to provide services to transgender and non-binary individuals, or have been doing so for years, you know that the work requires more than a weekly 50-minute therapy session. This class helps clinicians increase their transgender-related knowledge and provides opportunities to practice the key skills needed by allies to be effective advocates within mental health contexts and systems. Come join us for TTI’s Ally/Advocate Training Camp (ATC) specifically designed for clinicians!

This online training is held for 3 days, 5 hours a day, using interactive and engaging learning strategies designed for virtual environments.  It is specifically designed for mental health providers and related helping professionals who are working with transgender and non-binary people and who would like to receive training on how to advocate for their clients outside of the therapy session as a necessary part of the work with transgender and non-binary people. This specialized ATC will help build your knowledge and skills to be a better ally and advocate, and practice examples of how to do so, within your clinical practice (& beyond)! 

During this course, professionals will:

  • Deepen understanding of what it is like to live as a person who is transgender or non-binary
  • Explore the coming out processes for transgender and non-binary people, and how to best be of support as a clinical ally
  • Identify areas of opportunity within your own professional and personal networks to proactively reduce common barriers that transgender and non-binary people face when accessing mental health care
  • Increase your understanding of anti-transgender microaggressions and their impact your non-binary and transgender clients.
  • Expand knowledge to identify and correct one’s own microaggressions in a clinical setting and beyond
  • Practice skills to interrupt and advocate when microaggressions, bias and prejudice towards transgender and non-binary individuals occur.
  • Increase confidence when advocating for transgender and non-binary individuals, in your professional setting and when communicating with professionals of other organizations.
  • Consider how to engage in local, state and national advocacy for the rights of transgender and non-binary individuals.

Course Dates: October 27-29, 202012-5PM ET / 9:00AM-2PM PTOnline via Zoom

About Your Facilitator, Sean Lare – LCSW-C

This Ally/Advocate Training Camp will be facilitated by Sean Lare.  He is a member of our Senior Training & Consulting Team, and is a licensed clinical social worker who is passionate about serving transgender and gender diverse communities. In addition to providing psychotherapy for individuals in the transgender communities, Mr. Lare also works as an educator and advocate in the Baltimore, Washington, DC and surrounding areas to help increase awareness about the unique needs of transgender, non-binary and gender diverse individuals. His educational work has included providing introductory and specialized trainings on: engaging and retaining transgender talent in the workplace, supporting transgender and non-binary students in K-12 and college/university settings, and guidance for providing affirming services for transgender clients in clinical, behavioral health and medical settings. Mr. Lare has been a featured speaker at regional and local conferences, participated in numerous panel discussions and guest lecture presentations in undergraduate- and graduate-level classes, and is a sought-after contributor to community and policy planning efforts to increase services and rights for and to meet the diverse needs of transgender people. The focus of his psychotherapy practice in Columbia, MD is working with children, teens, and adults who are transgender or gender diverse and their families and providing supervision and consultation to other providers. More information can be found at

Worried about COVID impacting your attendance?  We’re flexible – read our policies here.

TTI is a proudly trans-owned and run company.  Our Core & Senior Training Team members are all people transgender and non-binary experience, and our Ally Training team members and guest educators work collaboratively with and under the supervision of transgender and non-binary people.  Learn more about our values here.

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Dec 09 2020 - Dec 11 2020


12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 09 2020 - Dec 11 2020
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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15 hours,


The Transgender Training Institute (TTI)
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