A non profit organization, dedicated to providing resources and educational workshops to mental health professionals in Northern nevada


Mental Health Peer Connections

​​​Sam Hunt,

LMFT Intern

Transgender and Non-binary Competency Training:

Learning to Work with Families and Transgender Care 





Licensed Level $95

Intern Level $70

Student Level $18

Katy Hartley, LMFT

​​​Sabrina Allbee, LMFT

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As always, MHPC provides significantly reduced registrations for students.

Seating for students is limited, so sign up early.

Credential Selection


Continuing Education

​​​3 CEUs

State of Nevada Board of Examiners for:

MFT/CPCs,  Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists


8:00-8:30am registration &

                              continental breakfast

8:30-8:45am  Welcome/Introductions

845-12:00pm    Workshop

The transgender community is a group of individuals who greatly misunderstood. They often times are met with resistance in medical care, therapy, and even in social acceptance. One of the main issues behind this phenomenon is that many of us are under-educated and lack understanding of issues these individuals face. More so we lack the ability to help parents work through their own acceptance and sometimes we don’t have the information to help families bond and grow.

What you will learn:

  • Definitions of transgender, genderqueer, gender fluid and gender non-conforming concepts, along with other key terms and concepts, including being able to discern the difference between gender (biological sex, including intersex concerns, gender identity) and sexual orientation.
  • Develop an understanding for gender affirmation process for children and teens to assist clients in exploring their thoughts and emotions regarding their gender identity along the gender spectrum and not always finding an exact definition.
  • Improved skills for being an advocate discuss application of skills in creating a culturally aware and sensitive environment in families (in particular working with parents who struggle with gender concerns), schools, health care, and therapy offices, and other environments from parking to office forms to pronouns

About the Presenters:

Sabrina Allbee in a marriage and family therapist. She has been working with the LGBTQ for over three years. Sabrina started working as an advocate right out of graduate school consulting and obtaining training from Dr. Mary Minten regarding the issues faced within the transgender and genderqueer community. She has attended multiple trainings in affirmative care including Advanced Practice with Transgender and Genderqueer Clients and SOCC letter writing. Sabrina is part of the SOCC, which us a group of clinicians who provide low-cost sessions to clients in need of letters for surgery or hormones. Sabrina has also been a co-facilitator for a transgender/non-binary adolescent support group for three years and works with transgender and genderqueer youth and their families at her practice.

Sam Hunt is a marriage and family therapist intern. He has been working professionally with the LGBTQ for almost three years. He has had a mentor/supervisor, Dr. Mary Minten, who has helped and consulted with him about many of the issues the LGBTQ+ community faces with a specific focus on transgender and genderqueer care. Although Sam has only three years of clinical experience, he has a lifetime of experience on his own. He himself is a transgender male who has faced and continues to face many of the issues being presented in this training. He is currently in the military where he has been an advocate for the transgender and genderqueer community; he has been a speaker for UNR medical students, and works with transgender and genderqueer youth and adults at his practice. 


Wendy Westergard Nason, MSC, LMFT, LCADC

Special Guest: 

Friday, October 11, 2019 

8:30 am  - 12:00 pm