Legal Professionals

Legal professional trainings conducted by Mazzoni Center are tailored to meet the individual needs of each requesting site.

Our trainings can be designed for: 

  • Lawyers and public defenders, 
  • law students, and
  • those seeking information about legal guidelines for working with LGBTQ communities.

After our training, attendees will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate knowledge and consideration of LGBTQ terminology, language, and identities, specific to the behavioral health profession.
  • Differentiate between the categories of natal sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
  • Identify best practices in HIV and STI prevention.
  • Contrast the distinctions between medical, legal, and social transitions for transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) individuals and apply three clinical tools for improving mental health services for TGNC patients.
  • Evaluate approaches to working with LGBTQ individuals according to the Fair Practice Ordinance
  • Recognize the impact of implicit bias on the provider-client relationship. 
  • Describe the importance of providing culturally-competent legal care to clients from the LGBTQ communities and the impact this practice will have on reducing health disparities among these communities.

Techniques Used:

  • Lecture
  • Discussion
  • Case study analyses
  • Role-play
  • Small group learning

To Schedule a Training Consultation:

Professional Training Request Form