2023 PRIDE Series - June 6, 2023 - Leading from Within: A Black Trans Women's Perspective on Creating Culturally Competent Spaces in the Workplace and Community

June 6, 2023

This program does not meet the AMA criteria for continuing medical education (CME) credits. It is also not eligible for psychology (APA) and NCC (NBCC) continuing education credits. 


The presentation will include information regarding Dena’s personal background and experience in setting up a successful business. We will discuss the challenges of creating a non-profit culturally competent safe space for Black Trans women, femmes, and gender non-conforming individuals. Dena will review the definition of these terms and the barriers that this community faces every day.

Target Audience

Clinical and research staff, social workers, and psychology interns. All interested others. 

Learning Objectives

1. Identify basic resources for community work

2. Recognize the importance of self-advocacy

3. Discuss the challenges and rewards of creating a culturally competent safe space for the Black LGBTQIA+      community.

4. Define “nothing for us, without us"

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/06/2023 - 12:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
06/06/2023 - 1:00pm EDT

Dena Stanley (Keynote Speaker) (She/Her/Hers)

Founder and President, TransYOUniting

Pittsburgh, PA

Dena is the Founder of Trans YOUniting, a non-profit organization located in Pittsburgh that advocates for the Non-Binary and Transgender communities by providing participants with positive role models, connection to everyday life resources, and and advancement opportunities. — With over 15 years of culinary experience, Ms Stanley is also the creator of Maddez Sweetz, a boutique bakery which specializes in an array of delicious goods.  Maddez Sweetz also focuses its efforts on the Trans community serving as a skill-building opportunity for those interested in internship opportunities. 

Dena Stanley is NOW and HAS BEEN a fierce contributor to the overall LGBTQIA+ community of Pittsburgh.  She is a collaborator of True T Pittsburgh, TransPride PGH, SWOP Pittsburgh, The Trans Justice Program, Delta Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh Board Member, and Steering Committee  Member for  the International Women's Day Strike Coalition.

Licensed/Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 continuing education credits.

Other Professionals
Other professionals are awarded 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEU's). One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. Peer Specialists: This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.

  • Upon completion of the evaluation on the CCEHS registration site, you will be able to obtain your LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT certificate from this site.  
  • General CEU certificates will come from Education and Consultative Services if you’ve identified the CE credit you’re requesting at the beginning of the registration process. Please allow four- to six weeks for this process.
  • Please retain your certificate in a safe place. The replacement cost for General CEU certificates is $30.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance


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