Clinical Mentor Spotlight: Stephanie Kemp, Robyn Lalani & Kendall McSweeney

We are please to introduce our June 9th Clinical Mentorship Call mentor:  Stephanie Kemp, Robyn Lalani & Kendall McSweeney!

Stephanie Kemp:
After completing her BSN from UBC in 2004, Stephanie worked primarily at Children's Hospital. She's spent the past 13 years working in the Emergency Department at BCCH. While working part time at Children's Hospital over the years, she also worked in various other roles as a nurse with a focus on children and youth. She has a passion for working with youth and incorporating family centred care into her practice. She joined the BCCH Gender Clinic last year and has enjoyed supporting youth and their families in their journey.

Robyn Lalani:

Robyn Lalani is a social worker at BC Children's Hospital in the Gender Clinic. After graduating from The University of Western Ontario, with a BA in Sociology, Robyn relocated to the west coast and completed her BSW at the University of Victoria.  She then went on to complete a Master of Social Work from Dalhousie University. In 2007, Robyn began working at BC Children's and Women's Hospitals; for the past two years she has worked in the Gender Clinic, supporting youth who are gender diverse, and their families. Robyn is also a Certified Coach and has a private coaching practice. 


Kendall McSweeney:

Kendall is a social worker at the BCCH Children's gender Clinic. She joined the team in August 2021. She also works part time with the Canucks Autism Network facilitating social and recreational programs for autistic youth and adults, including mental health education and education in healthy relationships and sexuality. 


Kendall has a BA in psychology from the University of Michigan attending on a rowing scholarship, a BSW from UBC, and an MSW from UBCO. She has worked in healthcare social work since 2018 including physical rehab, ICU, and acute care with adults. Kendall enjoys supporting gender diverse youth and their families access affirming care and is honoured to be doing this work.  


Providers who support Two-Spirit, trans and gender diverse people are invited to join Stephanie Kemp, Robyn Lalani and Kendall McSweeney on the June 9th Mentorship Call. This dial-in meeting will provide an opportunity for sharing of information and resources, clinical discussion and professional networking. 

Trans Care BC’s Clinical Mentorship Call is held every Thursday from 12:10 to 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). If you would like to be involved, please email trans.edu@phsa.ca to be included on our distribution list. Meeting minutes will be made available to all members.

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