4. Carrying Your Process Into Your Profession
This chapter describes the Culturally Humble Clinician, who builds a clinical environment that is affirming and safe. Many trans and/or nonbinary people have harmful experiences in healthcare and educational settings, and applying the information in this chapter is a critical first step in creating a space that community members want to return to and refer to. Since neurodivergence is disproportionately prevalent in the trans community compared to the cisgender community, specific tips for office accessibility is included. Also provided are suggestions for ongoing growth in allyship, ways to avoid negative gate-keeping, and a brief list of some current trans and/or nonbinary change-makers. This chapter ends with a panel discussion amongst transgender and/or nonbinary colleagues in speech-language pathology who are among those leading the cultural humility education in the medical field.