Suicide Prevention & Treatment of Trans, Intersex & Other Sex and/or Gender Diverse Patients: 1-Day Training

Presented by Dr Tracie O'Keefe DCH of Sex and Gender Education (SAGE) Australia via Pride Amplified, part of the Sydney WorldPride festival.

FREE Live, 1-Day, Online Training for Healthcare Professionals:
(Psychiatrists, GPs, Naturopaths, Nurses, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Sex Therapists,
Hypnotherapists, Social Workers, Healthcare Managers )


Friday 24 February, 2023: 8AM to 3PM AEST (Sydney, Australia time)


  • Who are sex and/or gender diverse people?
  • What the research says and where it needs to go
  • Why these groups are at extremely high risk of suicide 
  • How to spot potential suicidal clients well in advance
  • What treatments you can apply for FAST recovery from suicidal thoughts and actions


Attendees will be required to complete an assessment throughout the training.

About Dr Tracie O'Keefe DCH

Tracie is a clinical psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and sexologist in Sydney, Australia. She is a PACFA-registered mental health professional and a member of the PACFA College of Psychotherapy.

An intersex and trans woman, Tracie was born hypogonadal with a mild insensitivity to androgens but was classified as transsexual. She was forced to live for the first 15 years of her life as male against her will and then began transitioning to living as female at 15 years old. For decades she has been one of the leading lights in the field of sex and gender diversity.

Tracie has worked in the sex and/or gender diverse community since being at college in 1970. She was in the voluntary sector and then in private practice since 1994 at the London Medical Centre in the UK before launching her Sydney clinic in 2001 and co-founding Sex and Gender Education (SAGE) Australia.

In clinical practice, she has seen more than 3000 patients from sex and/or gender diverse groups as well as encountering thousands more in the community.

Tracie's books in this field include Trans-X-U-All: The Naked Difference, Sex and Gender Diversity: 21st Century Transformations, Trans People in Love and Finding the Real Me: True Tales of Sex and Gender Diversity and her latest Suicide in Intersex, Trans & Other Sex and/or Gender Diverse Groups: A Health Professional's Guide.

Based on the methodology in Tracie's new book.

"A wonderful, outstanding, and comprehensive guide." - Matty Silver, President, Australian Society of Sex Educators, Researchers and Therapists NSW

"A must for any healthcare provider." - Rosalyne Blumenstein MA (Medical Social Worker, USA)

"A wonderful source of information and guidance that will prove invaluable for all health professionals when treating people who identify as a person from a sex and/or gender diverse group." - Tara Maher, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care, West Sussex, UK

"A much-needed publication." - Alice Purnell OBE, BSc, PGDC, RGN, Nursing Psychologist (UK)

+Special Guests

During this training, you'll meet other sex and/or gender diverse people from across the globe who will give short presentations, including:

- Dr Stephen Whittle, Professor of Equalities Law, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)

More to be announced

For healthcare professionals including:

  • Psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, psychotherapists, naturopaths
  • Sex therapists  
  • GPs, nurses
  • Social workers, healthcare managers

This event runs for 7 hours in total including breaks.


Friday 24 February, 8AM to 3PM AEST (Sydney, Australia time)


Also sponsored by O'Keefe & Fox Industries Pty Ltd

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