TRAINING: Comprehensive Approach to the Care of Gender Non-Conforming Children, Transgender Youth and Young Adults

An Educational Symposium for Professionals

November 7th-8th, 2015 (Tucson, AZ)

Saturday, November 7th: 9:00am-4:30pm
Sunday, November 8th: 9:00am-4:30pm

Banner – University Medical Center, Tucson Campus
1501 N. Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85724


**Los Angeles Dates/Times: Moved to January 2016. Dates TBD

This is a comprehensive, two day symposium designed for professionals interested in providing sensitive and competent mental health and medical care for gender non-conforming children, transgender youth and young adults. While primarily didactic in presentation, this symposium also includes case studies, and audience activities designed to highlight the challenges of caring for this population, and improve understanding of their needs.

Presented by:

Susan Landon, LMFT is the director of the Child and Adolescent Center at the Los Angeles Gender Center. Ms. Landon has been providing mental health services for children, adolescents and their families for 25 years, and for transgender individuals for the past 10 years.  She has also spoken around the country about the importance of competent mental health providers in this field. She is an expert in child development,with extensive experience assisting youth and young adults through gender transition.

Aydin Olson-Kennedy, MSW, ACSW is the founder of Stonewall Counseling Center in Chico, California that was developed to provide no-cost mental health services for LGBTQ youth and adults. Currently Mr. Olson-Kennedy works as an Associate Clinical Social Worker at the Los Angeles Gender Center providing psychotherapy to transgender adolescents, adults and their families. An openly transgender man, Mr. Olson-Kennedy is a well known human rights activist and speaks around the country about the importance of rights for transgender individuals, with emphasis on identifying and acknowledging domains of privilege.


Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy has been providing medical intervention for gender non-conforming and transgender youth and young adults, including puberty suppression and cross sex hormones, for the past nine years and is considered a national expert in this area. Double Board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, as well as spearheading a robust research program with transgender youth, she brings cutting edge knowledge to the field. Dr. Olson is the Medical Director of The Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, the largest transgender youth clinic in the United States. Dr. Olson has appeared frequently on national television and spoken all over the country to educate the public about the needs of transgender youth.




Continuing Education Units:
12 CEs for Psychologists (APA approved provider)
12 CEs for BBS-licensed psychotherapists (LCSWs, LPCCs, LMFTs)