Executive Director Report
LAGPA is growing by leaps and bounds. Our current membership is approximately 130 paid members. This is the highest that it has been in years. Please spread the word about LAGPA to your colleagues who may not be a current member. The larger we get, the more we can provide.
In this issue of the PN we are announcing an educational workshop being conducted by Dr. Lawrence Hedges on March 30. The workshop fulfills the requirements for Law and Ethics for Clinicians and grants six continuing education units. As you all know, this is a required course that must be taken every other year. Dr. Hedges is waiving his usual fee so that this will be a fund-raiser for LAGPA. So, consider taking our course. It will meet your legal requirements and help raise funds for LAGPA. This event is co-sponsored by Phillips Graduate Institute and The Trevor Project. Thank you all.
Our Annual Conference is scheduled for June 1 and is co-sponsored by Antioch University. In this issue of the PN we have our “Call for Papers/ Presenters.” Dr. Don Kilhefner will be the keynote speaker. He brings an interesting and informed viewpoint concerning assimilation vs. a unique “gay soul.” See his article later in this issue of PN. For the very first time, we are advertising the Conference in the LACPA and CMAFT newsletters.
The Winter Social was held at the lovely home of Dr. Rick Tan. It was a joint event between LAGPA and SCLMA. Approximately 90 people attended. These joint events seem to be very successful. We are beginning to plan the Summer Social. Perhaps you would like to participate. Members are always welcome to join the Board.
We are in the initial stages of planning the Community Service Awards for later this Fall. It was felt that this event was important and that it should be held everyother-year so as to maintain its specialness. We are looking for someone to coordinate this effort. Just let me know.
Chuck Stewart, Ph.D.