The Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy
Association of Southern California (LAGPA) was established in 1992 as an organization of
mental health professionals interested in gay and lesbian clients.
LAGPA members are
actively involved in expanding the role of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers,
and marriage, family, and child counselors who serve the greater gay community of Southern
While LAGPA is oriented toward mental health professionals, individuals
desiring to join LAGPA are not required to be licensed. More >>
LAGPA is supportive of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Psychotherapists Association of
the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. http://gaylesta.org
in the Greater Los Angeles and Southern California areas
Click here to search for a therapist based on proximity to you or by therapist speciality. Each therapist has their own webpage where you will find a detailed description of their services, their theoretical orientation, their academic history, a map to their office, and much more.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT — This year is turning out to be one of the more pivotal years in the Gay Civil Rights Movement. After decades of struggle, one-by-one we are gaining equality in a culture that has, historically, treated LGBTIQ people poorly. Not only was DOMA and Proposition 8 overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, but also Exodus International shut down and made a public apology for the harm they caused, and the California Supreme Court upheld the right for states to regulate professional conduct by disallowing SOCE on children.
PHOTOS: SUMMER POOL PARTY
7 PM – 10 PM
Gay Men’s Movie Night — Free social event potluck. Click here for details. Full house. Watch for more free socials.
7 PM – 10 PM
Lesbian Movie Night — Free social event potluck. Click here for details. Full house. Watch for more free socials.
1 - 3 PM
“How to Build a Six-Figure Practice in 90 Days” – Presented by Tony Zimbardi, Psy.D., LMFT. 2 CE Credits. Click here for flyer. Sold Out!
10 AM -
“Relational Interventions: Treating Bipolar, Schizophrenic, Borderline, Psychotic, and Characterological Personality Organizations” -- 6-hour workshop presented by Larry Hedges, Ph.D. 6 CE Credits. Click here for flyer. Sold Out!
Movie Screening – Reaching For The Moon
Wednesday July 17th at 7pm in DGA 1. Great film. Good turn out. See it again in the theater.
Annual Summer Pool Party at the lovely home of Liliane Quon McCain More than 160 people attended the fun-filled day.
LACPA Conference in Culver City — help us staff our booth at this local conference. Good exposure to LACPA members. Help us work the booth next year.
The Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association of Southern California, Inc. (LAGPA) announces its Eighteenth Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference. The conference is a one-day event co-hosted and co-sponsored by Phillips Graduate Institute (PGI). The conference is being held Sunday November 3, 2013 in Chatsworth, CA at PGI and presents academic research and expertise on LGBTQI issues and concerns to professionals working with these clients in their psychotherapy practices. The conference is designed to meet the educational needs of psychiatrists, psychologists, LCSW, MFT, MSW, CAADAC Certified and Registered addiction professionals, interns, and students of psychology, and earns continuing education credits from APA, BBS and CAADAC. Approximately 100 working professionals are expected to attend. Prior conferences have been held at Antioch University Los Angeles, University of Southern California, and the Gay and Lesbian Center.
Senator Ted Lieu is scheduled as keynote speaker. He will speak on SB 1172— the bill he sponsored prohibiting mental health providers from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) in patients under 18 years of age. Although the bill was signed into law, it has been challenged in court and awaits a decision. The legality of SOCE is of great interest to therapists working with LGBTQI clients.
CONFERENCE BROCHURE AND REGISTRATION
The 2013 Conference Brochure and Registration is now available. Please use the links below. Being a LAGPA member saves you over 25% on entry fees. If you are not a member, please consider becoming one before the Conference to gain these savings."
We deeply appreciate the sponsors for this year's Conference. It would be impossible to mount such a large event with out the help of Phillips Graduate Institute (PGI) and Sierra Tucson. Please be sure to visit their booths at the conference.
SPONSORSHIP AND ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES
Approximately 100 professionals attended our conference. What better way to reach this targeted audience than to sponsor or advertise? Attached are the appropriate forms. We can still accommodate booths. Please see the attached Sponsorship Form.