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Gender Health Training Institute

Founded by Dr. Shawn V. Giammattei who is affiliated with & featured in

collaborating with clinicians to master the art of helping transgender/non binary people and their families live with authenticity.

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!

Shawn Web Introduction

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

Upcoming Events


2021 June


the Ins & Outs of Gender Health Evaluations: An Immersive Workshop

Virtual Event

Gender Health Training Institute


GHTI 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: GHTI 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, GHTI will begin rolling out digital CEU courses for clinicians on topics most pertinent in the care of TGE clients and their families, with more coming down the pipeline in 2021 and beyond.


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.


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.


Live seminars & retreats; individual and group coaching, mentorship, & CEUs. Coming soon: digital CE courses; online gender health evaluation/assessment tools; and certifications.

Past Events


2021 June


Introduction To Gender Affirmative Couple Therapy With Transgender/Gender Expansive Couples

Online Event: Couples Conference 2021

2020 July


Creative Online Play Therapy with Gender Expansive Youth & Their Families

Online Event

2020 July


“Helping Parents Navigate a Child’s Gender Transition Across the Lifespan”

Online Event

Your Journey Toward a Gender Affirmative Practice

Upcoming Workshops

Unpacking & Contextualizing Gender: Your Gender Journey

How to Clinically Navigate the Ethical Hot Spots of Treating Trans Youth & Their Families

The Basics Of Affirmative Therapy With Couples When A Partner Transitions