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2020 Gender Odyssey

June 18–21, 2020

San Diego, CA

Our conference schedule is in development and is subject to change. Additional sessions will be added.  Occasionally, a presenter has to cancel or a session needs to move from its scheduled day and time.  Please review as the conference dates near for any changes that may have occurred. 

Gender Affirmation Letter Writing

Friday, June 19, 2020 at 1:45 PM–3:15 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
6 - Sierra 6
Workshop Description

This workshop teaches other therapists, social workers, licensed eligible, and other providers how to write letters of recommendation, advocating for letters for surgery. This workshop depicts areas to explore in writing the letter, preparation, time constraints, and how to help providers feel comfortable writing letters of recommendation. It also includes how to write letters for client without needing to wait 6 months or more and advocating with other providers including insurance to have insurance approval. It includes helping providers ask questions to prepare clients and exploring consent.

Primary Contact

Pamuela Aaliyah Halliwell, LMFT, Gender Fluid and The San Diego LGBT Community Center

Workshop Presenter's Names

Pamuela Halliwell, Gender Fluid and The San Diego LGBT Community Center
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Presenter Bio

I am a Licensed marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in working with children, youth and families in the LGBTQ+ communities. I attended UCSD where I obtained my Bachelors Degree in Psychology and graduated from Argosy University with my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology.

I interned at Community Research Foundation, a not-for-profit organization where I expanded my knowledge on available resources and services throughout the San Diego and North County areas for mental health by working in short term acute residential treatment programs (S.T.A.R.T.) and outpatient clinics. I also spent several years working with children/youth on the autism spectrum.