Learning Resources — Behavioral Health

Mental Health and Substance Use Among Gay, Bisexual and MSM

Minority stress, stigma, discrimination and homophobia can lead to some people to turn to the use of substances as a coping mechanism. In this webinar, participants will explore best and promising practices for health centers in supporting the mental health of gay and bisexual men who use opioids, methamphetamines, and/or other substances as a means of coping with environmental stressors.

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Mental Health for Transgender and Gender-diverse People (2021)

In this webinar, Dr. Alex Keuroghlian MD, MPH, will contextualize mental health inequities across diagnostic categories and HIV risk 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 healthcare organizations in order to optimize mental health and HIV-related outcomes.

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Trauma Informed Care for LGBTQIA+ People (2021)

Trauma Informed Care for LGBTQIA+ Patients In this webinar, participants will explore the principles of trauma informed care for LGBTQIA+ patients, including best practices for the implementation of affirming, trauma-informed programming. The webinar will include provider and patient perspectives of the patient journey, focusing on opportunities for trust building and for the recognition and support of patients who have been affected by trauma.

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Behavioral Health Care Outside the Binary

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In this talk from the 2020 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 2020 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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Trauma-Informed Care for Trans and Gender-Diverse Individuals

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Potter discusses components of trauma-informed care for transgender and gender-diverse clients.

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Eating Disorders and Body Dissatisfaction

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Dalzell, Dr. Hunt and Kayti, describe best practices in addressing eating disorders and body dissatisfaction in gender and sexual minority populations. Suitable for beginning and intermediate clinicians, participants will learned about the relationship between body dissatisfaction and gender dysphoria. The session also covers ways in which medical providers can take steps to provide affirming and comprehensive care.

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Eating Disorders and Body Dissatisfaction

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Dalzell, Dr. Hunt and Kayti describe best practices in addressing eating disorders and body dissatisfaction in gender and sexual minority populations. Suitable for beginning and intermediate clinicians, participants will learned about the relationship between body dissatisfaction and gender dysphoria. The session also covers ways in which medical providers can take steps to provide affirming and comprehensive care.

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Mental Health Care for Transgender and Gender-diverse Communities

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Keuroghlian covers behavioral health for transgender and gender-diverse adults.

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Providing Mental Health Assessments for Gender Affirming Surgery Referral Letters

In this talk from the 2020 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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