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Training & Education

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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.

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Workshops & Outreach

Student Workshops & Conversations

Weiland staff create and facilitate a range of workshops and conversations focusing on different communities, intersections, and issues within the LGBTQ+ community. If you would like to plan something similarly for your student organization/group, please email us or request an outreach.

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Staff/Faculty Workshops & Presentations

Would your course, department, or program benefit from more knowledge around gender and sexual identities? Start the process by filling out the request form. We are excited to collaborate with you!We are available to offer presentations or workshops to any size audience.

Available Topics Include

  • Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation 101
  • Queer Inclusivity & Pronoun Practice
  • LGBTQ Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault
  • Queer Mental Health
  • Making Your Workplace More LGBTQ Friendly 
  • & more!

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Want to get academic credit to learn more about sex, sexuality, gender, and wellness? Check out the following classes taught by Weiland staff.

Wellness through queerness
Offered in Fall and Spring Quarters

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.

Let's Talk About Sex
Offered in Fall, Winter & Spring Quarters

Wellness 191: Peer Education in Comprehensive Sexual Health

Check out this 1-2 unit discussion-based class on sex literacy called Peer Education in Comprehensive Sexual Health (Wellness 191)! Come to learn and talk openly about anything and everything sex and sexual health-related, from pleasure and kink to birth control methods, and many topics in between. You will also have the opportunity to become a counselor and educator at Stanford’s Sexual Health Peer Resource Center (SHPRC).

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Read about our professional training opportunities below. 

We hope to expand the institute for community mental health provider soon!

Summer Institute​​​​​​​

Starting 2022 summer, Weiland will be providing a 3-day training series on Zoom focused on issues of sex, attraction, sexuality, and gender. Weiland staff will facilitate discussions focused on providing queer and gender affirming care, identifying and managing personal attitudes and biases, and learning about best practices in serving queer communities. Participating clinicians will be eligible for 9 CE credits. 

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.

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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
  • kink/BDSM
  • 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

Become a Weiland Health Associate!

Weiland Health Associate (WHA) 2022-2023 Job Description

Year-long, paid student position- application process every spring quarter

As a member of the Weiland Health Initiative, the Weiland Health Associate is responsible for supporting the Weiland Health Initiative team as well as larger Stanford LGBTQ+ communities for a full academic year. While the WHA will be expected to prioritize the needs of the staff team and campus priorities, their programming should be open, flexible, and responsive to all community members. The bulk of their work should take the form of event programming, promotions, outreach and resource development, which may include: de-stress events, arts and creation initiatives, developing topical resource guides & brochures, and collaborating with other campus organizations to promote queer and trans health and wellness. The WHA must make programming accessible to people of color, disabled people and people with disabilities, low-income people, migrants and undocumented people, women, femmes, people of all faiths, and people from any other underrepresented identities who have been historically underserved.

Compensation: $500 per quarter, $1500 for academic year 

Applicants of color, trans, nonbinary, queer applicants, applicants with disabilities, FLi applicants, international applicants, immigrant applicants encouraged to apply.