TRANSLIFE Professional Symposium

Professional Symposium

The TRANSLIFE Professional Symposium is an opportunity to bring together medical, mental/behavioral health, legal, and educational professionals to learn about the unique needs, challenges, and cultural competencies necessary to provide sensitive and appropriate care to the transgender and gender non-conforming community.


Our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Suegee Tamar-Mattis. Workshops will be held by a variety of professionals and content experts from Kaiser, National Center for Lesbian Rights, No-Bully, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, local support groups, private practitioners, and more on the following topics:

  • Gender identity formation
  • Informed consent
  • Anti-bullying Interventions
  • Creating a Trans-Friendly practice
  • Working with children, youth, families, spouses and partners
  • Talking to your clients about sex
  • Education systems and how schools can best respond
  • Legal identity documents
  • The latest in legal rights and legal representation
  • Medications and medical procedures

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Continuing Education Credits

7 CEs are available for: NP, PA, RN, LVN, LCSW, MFT, LPCC, LEP, Psychologists, LPT, and SUD/CATC/RAS. MCLEs are pending.

Regarding CE units for Psychologists: The Redwood Psychological Association, a chapter of the California Psychological Association (CPA)*, is an organization for psychologists. We are located in Sonoma County, serving Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake Counties and the Redwood Empire.

*CPA is co-sponsoring this event with the Redwood Psychological Association. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The BBS also recognizes CPA CE credit for their licenses.

For questions about the availability for CMEs for Physicians, contact Lynea Seiberlich-Wheeler at


Early-bird registration for Licensed Professionals is $150 or $175 at the door.

Early-bird registration for Unlicensed Professionals, Non-Professionals, and Students is on a sliding scale between $50 to $175. This is to enable access to the event for those who need it. Please indicate the amount you are able to pay when purchasing.

Blocks of 8 tickets are available for a discounted rate of $975. Organizations or individuals purchasing blocks will be recognized as supporters at the event.

Lunch is included.

All questions can be emailed to Lynea Seiberlich-Wheeler at

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In 2015, a group of dedicated community members came together to create an event to foster community building for our transgender/gender non-conforming community. Since then, professionals have asked for a space to ask their questions and gain a broader understanding of the needs of people who identify as transgender or gender expansive. We are delighted to announce this 1st annual TRANSLIFE Professional Symposium to equip, empower and connect professionals and interested community.

100% of the profits from the TRANSLIFE Professional Symposium will go towards the annual Sonoma County Rural TRANSLIFE Community Building Conference, that is committed to providing an inclusive space for anyone on the gender spectrum. This includes individuals who identify as transgender, genderqueer, gender fluid, two-spirit or questioning. This year’s 3rd annual community conference is being held on March 3, 2018 at Finley Community Center in Santa Rosa.

We are looking forward to a Fall 2018 fundraising event.