Training & Education
Knowing the importance of care and services that include and welcome a spectrum of identities, Weiland staff provide consultation and training for clinicians, students, staff, faculty, and other community members to increase inclusivity and awareness.
Want to get academic credit to learn more about sex, sexuality, gender, and wellness? Check out the following classes taught by Weiland staff.
Wellness 140: Wellness through Queerness
Explore the intersection of queerness, sexuality and wellbeing. Learn skills and practices to associate queerness with thriving and flourishing. This course integrates empirical psychological and neuroscientific research, community history, and health psychoeducation to provide frameworks for exploration. An interactive structure supports the reflection and development of your relationship with self, community, and queerness.
Read about our professional training opportunities below.
World Sexual Health Day
Stanford’s Weiland Health Initiative, Stanford’s SHARE: Education Team, and the World Association for Sexual Health put on a free annual conference at Stanford for students, staff, clinicians, and community members. World Sexual Health Day centers sex positivity, social justice, and intersectionality. Feel free to peruse our past events to get a sense of our agenda and mission.
Additional Professional Training Opportunities
Gender & Sexual Identities Consult Group
Weiland Health Initiative holds a biweekly multidisciplinary clinical consultation group that focuses on issues related to gender and sexual identities. Our group includes psychologists, social workers, psychology trainees, psychiatrists, and physicians. Our group offers a safe space for discussing cases, as well as a chance to work together with the aim of greater social justice and inclusivity on campus. It also provides an opportunity to reflect together on our own identities, and how they impact our work and worldviews.
Gender & Sexual Identities Clinical Training Rotation
Each spring quarter, we offer a 10-week clinical rotation focused on providing psychotherapy to students across the spectrum of gender and sexual identities. This rotation is designed for our pre-doctoral psychology interns, as well as for other clinicians on staff who wish to improve their competence in this area. The rotation tends to be interactive, engaging and unconventional in its teaching techniques. Topics covered include:
- queer theory and identity development
- queer history
- queer family building
- consensual non-monogamy/polyamory
- affirming language
- sexuality and faith
- trans identities
- interpersonal and sexual violence in queer relationships
- queer people of color
- bisexuality and pansexuality
If you are a health provider at Stanford and would like to improve your clinical and cultural competence working with gender and sexual diversity issues in your practice, please consider joining our Gender and Sexual Diversity Clinical Rotation. To learn more or inquire about joining, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.