The SOGI Project
The Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Project (SOGI) at the University at Albany
The Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Project (SOGI) is an initiative of the School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany. Formed in 2009, the SOGI Project’s goals are to:
- Enhance the clinical skills of graduate students working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer individuals (LGBTQ) clients and their families, and
- Develop educational and campus-wide access for students across disciplines who are interested in LGBTQ studies.
The SOGI Project is in the early stages of developing opportunities for specialized course work and seminars that would allow MSW students to focus on LGBTQ scholarship, social service development, and research within their larger generalist degree program. Additionally, SOGI works in collaboration with The Pride Center of the Capital Region's Center Support Program offering field placement opportunities for Advanced Standing and Second Year MSW students.
April 26, 2013
The Empire Conference: Transgender Health and Wellness:
Providing Primary Care and Mental Health Services for Transgender People and Their Families
This one-day conference is designed for new or experienced medical and mental health providers who are interested in the care of adult and pediatric gender-nonconforming, transgender, and transsexual people and their families. There will be medical and mental health tracks, and opportunities to explore the importance of interdisciplinary teams to coordinate care for this patient population.
The mental health track will focus on the assessment and treatment of gender non-conforming, transgender, and transsexual people within a systemic context focused on building competency among mental health providers and allied professionals. Participants will become familiar with the diversity of identities and expressions for those who are gender non-conforming, transgender, transsexual, and intersex, and will recognize the importance of language and community affiliation in the development of identity formation. These programs will include a review of the evolving roles of mental health clinicians in working with this population, and discuss how to untangle gender variance from psychiatric issues.
For more information and registration information: http://www.transeventsusa.org/empire/providersDay.php
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Provider's Day Handouts
This program is sponsored by The Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Project (SOGI) of the University at Albany School of Social Welfare, Albany Medical College's Department of Endocrinology and the Office of Continuing Medical Education, The Northeast Division NYS National Association of Social Workers, the Pride Center of the Capital Region, and The Empire Conference.
Archive of Past Events
For more information about SOGI or SOGI events:
518-462-6138, Box 12 (The Pride Center)