Grad Chat - Queen's School of Graduate Studies
Grad Chat - Queen's School of Graduate Studies
Sofia Melendez, M.Ed Candidate, Education, supervised by Dr Saad Chahine

Topic: Towards improving the education that mental health professionals receive about transgender-spectrum health

Overview:  Sofia’s Master’s thesis aims to develop an instrument that measures mental health professionals’ knowledge, skills, and awareness (KSA) about trans health. Having this instrument is an essential starting point for the design of better educational practices that will improve mental health trainees’ KSA towards trans healthcare. Her work on this project is funded through the Ontario Women’s Health Scholars award and the Canadian Graduate Scholar Master’s level award (SSHRC).