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consultation history and approach

I work with mental health and medical professionals, businesses, and researchers who are committed to positive growth, increased understanding, and well-being in their own lives and in the lives of those they serve and care for. Through my work I support health professionals to be more competent and sensitive in caring for trans, non-binary, and gender diverse people.

My experience as a leader in the effort to develop and expand gender-affirming care models within the U.S. includes educational seminars and workshops, consultations, and training for several thousand medical and mental health professionals across the country. I managed the Fenway Health Trans Health Program from 2007-2019 where I was instrumental in the growth of the program from 115 patients to over 5,200 and in the movement of the organization from marginal competency in gender affirming care to being a world leader in gender affirming primary health care.

I can help you and your group to become more competent in gender diversity care and sensitivity.

Contact me today about how I can support you

Ruben’s expertise in the mental health field is impressive, and I really appreciate his way of explaining complex concepts. What shines through his work is his passion and commitment for his clients, and it’s obvious that he cares deeply about the health and well-being of his community.
— Alison T. Brill, MA Department of Public Health

Consultation areas

  • Gender affirming care, sensitivity, and competence

  • Integrating spirituality into therapy

  • Research and publications in specialty areas

Target audiences

  • Mental health professionals

  • Medical providers

  • Human resources and other organizational leadership

  • Graduate students

  • Professional conferences

  • Chaplaincy and pastoral care groups and providers

  • Other groups always considered

modes of consultation and training

  • One-to-One or Groups, 60-minutes up to multi-day

  • In-person, video-conference, teleconference, webinars, electronic communication

  • Conferences, guest lectures, professional development, human resources, research

  • Many other options are available to fit your needs

Watch a webinar by Dr. Hopwood on assessments and referrals for gender affirming surgery. (Please note, you will need to register for free to download and watch this webinar from the National LGBT Health Education Center, a program of Fenway Health. Free CMEs are available for the training.)

Let’s talk about how I can support your professional development

examples of organizations I have had the privilege to provide consultation to include:

(This list is illustrative, not exhaustive)

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