Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule


Schedule for GEMS 2018

Little America Hotel, Salt Lake City, UT

February 21-23, 2018


Wednesday, February 21

  • 1:00-5:00: Pre-Conference SessionThe ABCs of LGBTQ+: Connecting With Our LGBTQ+ Clients led by Beck Gee-Cohen, Specialist on Gender, Sexuality, and Addiction Issues
  • 6:30 pm: Dinner and Keynote: Lessons from a Transgender Patient  by Ryan Sallans, International Transgender Speaker, Consultant, Publisher and Author of the Book Second Son
    • ***Wednesday Dinner and Keynote are for Educational Consultants, Speakers, and Sponsors only***

Thursday, February 22 

  • 8:00-8:30: Breakfast
  • 8:30-8:45: Welcome
  • 9:00-10:15: Keynote: What’s Your Gender? Understanding and Supporting our Gender Non-Conforming and Transgender Youth by Diane Ehrensaft, PhD
  • 10:30-11:45: Keynote: Transforming Health Outcomes for Transgender and Nonbinary Youth by Leo Katari
  • 12:00-12:45: Lunch
  • 1:00-2:15: Keynote: Psychological and Medical Care of Gender Nonconforming Youth by  Dr. Stephen Rosenthal
  • 2:30-3:45: Keynote: Working with Non-Affirming Families by Megan Smith Sallans
  • 4:00-5:00: Student Panel

Friday, February 23

  • 8:00-8:45: Breakfast
  • 9:00-10:15: Keynote: Gender Dysphoria: Beyond the Diagnosis by Aydin Olson-Kennedy, MSW and Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy
  • 10:30-12:00: Discussion groups/breakouts: Moving Forward: Assessing Our Transcompetency by Daniel Fishburn, LCSW, LCAS, MAC
  • 12:00: Adjourn



GEMS 2018 has been approved by NBCC for NBCC Credit. Montford Hall is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-2992.