Monterey County Rainbow Connections Gender Diversity Provider Training

August – September 2024

The Monterey Behavioral Health Gender Diversity Training is a comprehensive workshop series designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of medical and mental health professionals, educators, and community members in supporting transgender and gender diverse youth and their families.

Gender Affirming Agency Trainings

Our Training programs offers a unique blend of expert knowledge, practical application, and transformative insights designed to elevate your team’s competence and confidence in supporting the ones you serve.

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Coaching & Mentorship

Take your practice beyond the basics, access the keys to a thriving gender affirming practice, and manage even the most challenging cases […]


Our Free Resources

Free Live Webinars

Expand your knowledge and enhance your practice with our exclusive series of free live webinars. Join us as we delve into the latest insights, techniques, and best practices in providing affirming care for individuals exploring their gender identity. Gain valuable tools, connect with like-minded professionals, and elevate your expertise in supporting gender diverse communities.

Free Digital Courses

Explore our free digital courses, specially designed to enhance your skills and knowledge in affirmative practice. As you progress, you can upgrade to our paid options to earn Continuing Education (CE) credits and further solidify your expertise. Empower yourself with valuable resources and transform the lives of those you serve. Begin your journey today and make a lasting impact on the communities you support!

Glossary of Gender & Sexual Identity Terminology for Professionals

Glossary Of Gender & Sexual Identity Terminology

Whether you work with one trans person or many, this Glossary of Gender & Sexual Identity Terminology for Professionals will help you stay on top of their language, stay relevant, and improve your competency, which is absolutely necessary in your gender affirmative practice.

Download the latest version for FREE!

TransFamily Alliance

The Transfamily Gender Journey Map

A Tool for Joining with Families and Helping Family Members of Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender Expansive People.
Very helpful as a visual representation for parents and partners to see where they are and what steps can help the moving forward.

Download it for FREE!

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Coaching & Mentorship

Take your practice beyond the basics, access the keys to a thriving gender affirming practice, and manage even the most challenging cases and relationships with confidence in this unique and nurturing coaching/mentorship program.

Gender Health Training Institute has a coaching program for clinicians interested in working in a more intensive and personal way with Dr. Giammattei. We open for new coaching students twice a year. Please contact us to be put on the waitlist for the next enrollment opportunity.

Dr. Giammattei is a WPATH GEI Certified Mentor. If you are looking for mentoring to become a WPATH GEI SOC7 Certified Member, this is offered separately from coaching, but can also be incorporated into the coaching program if preferred.

FOR PARENTS of trans/non-binary youth: Gender Health Training Institute and Dr Giammattei in collaboration with parents of trans youth are launching a private site just for you. It will be full of resources and connections with other parents to help you on your own gender journey.

Gender Health Training Institute offers digital CE courses for clinicians on topics most pertinent in the care of TGE clients and their families, with more coming down the pipeline.


Our mission is to stand as the foremost clinical training institute, dedicated to collaborating with clinicians in mastering the art of empowering transgender/non-binary individuals and their families to live authentically. Through our comprehensive educational programs and resources, we strive to foster an inclusive, compassionate, and knowledgeable network of professionals to uplift the lives of those they serve.


Discover our extensive clinical training, coaching, and WPATH mentorship programs designed for healthcare providers eager to engage positively with transgender/non-binary couples, transgender youth, and their families. Immerse yourself in cutting-edge research and access valuable resources to elevate your affirmative practice and make a meaningful impact on the lives of those you serve.


Explore our live webinars, workshops, digital courses and benefit from individual or group coaching sessions, and receive mentorship for continued learning. Earn Continuing Education (CE) credits through our comprehensive digital courses, utilize our online gender health evaluation and assessment tools, and enhance your credentials with our certifications. Transform your journey with us today!


Shawn V Giammattei, PhD

I am a clinical psychologist, professor, researcher, author, and international speaker with a private practice in Northern California, specializing in helping trans couples, children, youth and their families live authentic lives. I am also the founder & director of the Gender Health Training Institute and a WPATH SOC7 Certified Member & GEI Mentor. I am dedicated to helping clinicians working with transgender/gender expansive clients and their families, build gender affirming practices, through personal and professional journeys that help them provide gender affirming care with confidence that they are on the right path.

“Clinicians will help transgender/gender expansive people and their families survive and thrive, not by focusing on their difficulties, but by recognizing the brilliance, creativity, and resilience in our bonds.”
– Shawn V. Giammattei, PhD


American Psychological Association
Family Process
WPATH Journal

What Students Say

FREAKING AWESOME. Community. Connection. Helping with confidence. I have met some great folks in here that I consider good colleagues and friends. A great place to learn, have community, and gain confidence in your practice in doing gender-affirming care with adults, kids, and families.

Trisha Wallis, LMFT

This is an incredible resource for helping clinicians have access to knowledge about working with trans and gender diverse/fluid individuals and their families. There is a supportive community of clinicians from around the country and we deal with all issues related to trans and gender diverse people including the whole developmental spectrum and political issues.

Beth Mikesell, LMFT

The vast amount of knowledge and practical applications including examples of letters, info on dealing with insurance companies and discussion of real cases.

Karen Dieter, LCSW

This has been an awesome experience for me. The Gender Health Institute is a community that is flexible to the needs of its members. It combines the best aspects of a growing database of information along with access to immediate expert consultation. Because Dr. Giammattei is willing to build the program for the needs of the participants, the program is an evolving menu of learning opportunities. It is both a product that has been created, as well as an emerging experience that participants co-create with its founder. The platform provides a journey for members at all levels of expertise, (from beginning to expert), and this is certainly one of its strengths. This immersive learning opportunity is a must for any practitioner interested in stepping up their understanding of gender-related services. The Gender Health Training Institute has been the most important training opportunity in my journey to increasing confidence in my practice. If you have ever felt alone in this work, this training opportunity is the cure. For a great combination of intellectual stimulation, inspiring encouragement, practical answers, and enjoyable social exchange, I highly recommend The Gender Health Training Institute.

Danial Sturgill, Ph.D., Fargo, ND

TransFamily Alliance


Moving You From Fear & Confusion to Clarity & Confidence

Check out our support community & resource hub for parents raising transgender, non-binary, & gender expansive youth.

We are better together!

The Gender Health Training Institute holds as part of its mission the full support, commitment, and accountability to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome all humans regardless of age, race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, physical ability, thinking style, and background to our communities, trainings, and teams. We believe that our backgrounds bring a richness to all that we do.

We fully support the Black Lives Matter movement.
If any of us suffer, we all suffer. All Black Lives Matter!