Professional Symposium

In 2015, a group of dedicated individuals came together to create an event to foster a vibrant, healthy, and responsive community of, for, and by our transgender and gender-expansive population, those who love them, and those who serve them. This became the first TRANSLIFE Community Conference.

Since that time, professionals have requested a space of their own to ask questions and gain a broader understanding of the needs of those people who identify as transgender/gender-expansive. The TRANSLIFE Professional Symposium was created to equip, empower, and connect these professionals. This 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/gender-expansive community.

100% of the profits from the TRANSLIFE Professional Symposium go toward the annual TRANSLIFE Community Conference, which brings together transgender/gender-expansive individuals from the North Bay counties and provides an inclusive space to increase connections, share information, and expand individual self-advocacy and knowledge.


Workshops are held by a variety of professionals and content experts from Kaiser Permanente, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, No Bully®, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, local support groups, and trans-inclusive private practices. They provide a solid foundation in the areas of cultural competency, practical tools to working with the transgender population, and resource access, as well as advancements in the mental health, medical, educational, and legal fields.

Past workshops have included:

  • Meeting the Needs of Trans Youth in the School Environment
  • Blowing Up the Binary, Understanding the Non-Binary Spectrum
  • Providing Wrap Around Care for Gender Confirmation Surgery: Experiences from the Frontlines
  • How to Talk about Sex with your Clients from a Sex-Positive Perspective
  • Trans Perspectives: What Trans People Want You to Know
  • Legal Name and Gender Change and Affirming Legal Representation of Transgender Clients
  • Gender Expansive Teens with DSM-5 Diagnosis; Intersectionality, Identity Development, and Clinical Issues
  • Ending Bullying in a Binary Age
  • Healthcare 101: Accessing Care and Overcoming Barriers for Transgender Clients
  • Transgender Medicine Q&A

Continuing Education Credits

7 Continuing Education credits (CEs) are available for NP, PA, RN, LVN, LCSW, MFT, LPCC, LEP, Psychologists, LPT, and SUD/CATC/RAS.

Regarding CEs for Psychologists, the Redwood Psychological Association* is co-sponsoring this event with the California Psychological Association (CPA). The CPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. The CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) also recognizes CPA continuing education credits for their licenses.

*The Redwood Psychological Association is a chapter of the CPA located in Sonoma County. They serve Sonoma County, Mendocino County, Lake County, and the Redwood Empire.

For questions regarding the availability of Continuing Medical Education credits (CMEs) for Physicians, please contact us at

Minimum Continuing Legal Education credits (MCLEs) are pending.