Transitioning to a better life: Working with Transgender Youth and Young Adults

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Date(s) - May 1, 2012
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

UCLA School of Public Affairs Building


UCLA Luskin Social Welfare  cordially invites you to attend:

Transitioning to a better life: Working with Transgender Youth and Young Adults



Shann Collotzi

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Risk Reduction Program Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles


Danusia Nedilskyj

Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles


Tuesday, May 1

12:15 p.m.

Public Affairs Building Room 2355


Shann Collotzi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has been working with transgender and HIV positive youth at CHLA since 2004.  Shann graduated from Cal State Long Beach in the MSW program and he has been working in HIV prevention and with HIV positive individuals for the past 12 years as a case manager and a mental health therapist.  Currently Shann provides individual, couples, family and group therapy for HIV positive and transgender youth.  He started up one of the first transgender therapy groups with both MTF and FTM clients.  At the time he saw a need that wasn’t being met in the community for clients that weren’t at  high risk for contracting  HIV, but still needed guidance and support.  Shann enjoys working in the transgender community because he sees so much resilience and strength within this community.


Danusia Nedilskyj is currently a post-doctoral psychology fellow at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She received her graduate training at Loma Linda University and completed her internship at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Currently, she is housed within the Division of Adolescent Medicine, where she receives specialized training in the provision of mental health services to adolescents and their families, including transgender and HIV+ youth. Dr. Nedilskyj is trained to apply the Seeking Safety curriculum to her treatment interventions.


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