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


Host Navid Zamani interviews guest Shawn Giammattei about gender affirming care for youth within the context of family therapy.


In this episode, Shawn discusses his work with families with transgender/non-binary/gender diverse youth.

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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.

This fall & Winter, Gender Health Training Institute will begin rolling out digital CE courses for clinicians on topics most pertinent in the care of TGE clients and their families, with more coming down the pipeline in 2023 and beyond.


Our mission is to be the premier clinical training institute that collaborates with clinicians to master the art of helping trans/non binary people and their families live with authenticity.


Clinical training, coaching, WPATH Mentorship, research, and resources for providers who wish to work affirmatively with trans/non-binary couples, trans youth, and their families.


Live seminars & retreats; individual and group coaching, mentorship, & CEs, Digital CE courses; online gender health evaluation/assessment tools; and certifications.

Shawn V Giammattei, PhD


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

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Glossary Of Gender & Sexual Identity Terminology For Professionals

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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

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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.

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