Syntero Trainings

Syntero offers continuing education trainings for staff and community members. Trainings are free for Syntero staff members and interns and only $20 per CEU for community members.

Upcoming Trainings

Spirituality and Mental Health

This training is approved for one CEU through the CSWMFT Board for counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists and will be facilitated by Syntero Outreach Program Coordinator Melissa Brundage, MSW, LISW-S. This training will:

  • Explore research that highlights benefits and harms related to spirituality and religion as they relate to mental health
  • Examine the historical and current relationship between religion and mental health
  • Define spirituality and religion and clarify ethical considerations related to cultural competence and appropriate boundaries
  • Generate discussion, questions and concerns related to this topic and increase comfort with navigating this area

Date: Thursday, May 19th

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Cost: $20 for community members; free for Syntero staff and interns

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Gender Dysphoria and Letter Writing

This training is approved for two CEUs through the CSWMFT Board for counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists and will be facilitated by Syntero LGBTQ+ Program Coordinator Michael Eblin, MSW, LSW.

In the Gender Dysphoria and Letter Writing training, attendees will gain knowledge relevant to the treatment of gender dysphoria and best practices for writing letters of support as outlined by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. Workshop will include basics for supporting transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. Attendees will leave being able to:

  • Better diagnosis gender dysphoria and ask culturally competent assessment questions
  • Gain a deeper understanding of concepts related to the diversity of human gender, especially as it relates to transgender and other gender minorities
  • Identify and apply interventions best suited to treat/manage gender dysphoria
  • Better facilitate culturally competent letter writing process and collaborate with care team

Date: Wednesday, June 1st

Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Cost: $40 for community members; free for Syntero staff and interns

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LGBTQ+ 201: Getting Past Basics & Navigating Toward Culturally Competent Community & Clinical Practice

This training is approved for two CEUs through the CSWMFT Board for counselors and social workers and will be facilitated by Syntero LGBTQ+ Program Coordinator Michael Eblin, MSW, LSW.

Training includes discussion of best practices, relevant research and an epistemologically-unique framework for understanding and “mapping” the variability of human experience around sex assigned at birth, gender and sexuality, utilizing iconographic illustrations that can be adapted as worksheets or easily-reproducible in-session diagrams for psychoeducational demonstrations or assessment with clients.

Date: Tuesday, June 28th

Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Cost: $40 for community members; free for Syntero staff and interns

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