Understanding Gender Diversity and Welcoming Gender Diverse Children into Our School Event
TONIGHT from 7-8:30 p.m.
While an unforeseen circumstance has impacted Susan Landon’s ability to be with us this evening, we are thrilled to be joined by two of her colleagues and fellow experts in the field: Dr. Caroline Carter and Noelle Wittliff, LMFT. Join us tonight to learn more about gender diverse students and how we can welcome them at our school.
Dr. Carter is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been working with transgender and gender nonbinary individuals for the last 10 years. Dr. Carter sees TGNB clients and their families weekly in her South Pasadena practice. She has a strong passion for working with TGNB children and teens, as well as the role of interpersonal connection and support for increasing resiliency among youth and families. This passion led Dr. Carter to help develop and run Gender Camps, which consists of two summer programs created to bring together TGNB youth ages 6-12. Dr. Carter has additionally served as a group facilitator with Transforming Family, an organization which provides monthly support for families who have a TGNC child or adolescent. From 2011-2020 Dr. Carter worked with the Los Angeles Gender Center where she served as an Affiliate Therapist within LAGC’s Child, Adolescent & Family Service Program. Additionally, in 2014 Dr. Carter helped to develop LAGC’s APA Approved Continuing Education Training Program. Dr. Carter has trained clinicians and educators on gender diversity both locally and nationally. Dr. Carter earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University and her Masters in Women’s Studies in Religion from Claremont Graduate University.
Noelle Wittliff, LMFT (she/her)
Noelle Wittliff is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Mindful Parenting Coach, certified Parent Educator, and certified Trauma Resiliency Specialist based in Los Angeles, CA and Portland, OR. Noelle provides parent coaching and mindfulness-based psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. One of Noelle’s specialities is supporting transgender and nonbinary (TGNB) youth and their families through their process of gender exploration and transition. She has advanced training in working with TGNB children and teens, Mindfulness Meditation, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Children and Teens, and Self-Compassion Tools for Teens. She earned her Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz.