2015 Summer Institute

Under the Umbrella – Trans* Sexualities, Health, and Rights

This year’s theme was selected both because of the timeliness of trans issues, and because of the overwhelming response from previous participants in support of more trans specific programming. This year’s program content will focus transgender and gender variant identity development, transgender health (including discussion of mental health, physical transition, and HIV), and on domestic and international transgender civil rights issues (including discussion of the experience of incarcerated transgender populations, the passing and enforcement of various trans non-discrimination laws, and education of policymakers, service providers, city officials, and employers on implementation of trans* inclusive policies).

The Summer Institute on Sexuality is open to undergraduates, graduates, and professionals in the field who want to expand their knowledge and practice around sexuality and gender. Participants have a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and areas of expertise, and come together to create an amazing educational community for the duration of the institute and beyond.

Program Dates

Weekend Program: Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21, 2015

Week-long Program: Friday, June 19 through Thursday, June 25, 2015

Financial Info

Weekend Program: $275 (including $25 application fee)

Week-long Program: $425 (including $25 application fee)

Single Session: $60 before April 1, 2015, $75 on or after April 1, 2015

*Friday’s opening breakfast and daily lunch (except Sunday) will provided for participants .

Click here for more details about scholarships, discounts, and fundraising.


Led by an interdisciplinary team of experts in the field of sexuality, the Summer Institute is an unique opportunity for  scholars, students and professionals to explore contemporary research and practice, develop networks in the field, and apply new knowledge in their work.

Past faculty members have included Jessica Fields, Lisa Diamond, Hector Carillo, Trevor Hoppe, Ilan Meyer, Heather Corinna, Bethany Stevens, John Santelli, and Jennifer Hirsch.


Lean more about our amazing faculty and see a full schedule here. You can view a draft of our schedule-at-a-glance here.


The SI Application will be open January 15, 2015 through April 30, 2015. THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 15, 2015!

The Scholarship Application will be open from February 1, 2015 through May 1, 2015 and will be awarded on a rolling basis.

Register by May 15, 2015 (with $100 non-refundable deposit).

Full Payment due by June 1. 2015


Do you know someone who might be interested? Feel free to download and distribute our flyers.

Full Page Flyer

Quarter-Page Save-The-Date Flyers

Continuing Education

The Summer Institute meets the qualifications for 10 hours for the weekend program and 28 hours for the full week program of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CREGS provider number is PCE 5648.

No full refunds are available. Partial refunds can be obtained by submitting a refund request form. No refunds will be available after June 15, 2015.