November 3, 2013
Phillips Graduate Institute
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."
2013 CONFERENCE SPONSORS
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.
Want more information? Contact Chuck Stewart