Lesbian & Gay Psychotherapy Association

LAGPA: Celebrating 25 Years


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  • Social engagements with other gay and lesbian professional organizations such Southern California LGBT Association
  • Reduced fees for parties and events
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We look forward to seeing all of you at our upcoming socials and events. Join us for networking and fun with your friends in the LGBT community!


Latest News & Classifieds
(Spring/Summer 2017 newsletter in PDF format) (allow up to 1 -2 minutes to download large file)


  1. Executive Director's Report: Busy Year Ahead (page 3)
  2. Editor Comment: Outlook from the Editor: Notes on Community & Activism by Mary Guillermin (page 8)
  3. Contributing Articles: Section I: Issues for Empathy & Action.
    1. Terry Oleson, “Insights into Post-Trump Election Era from LAGPA Keynote Speech” (page 10).
    2. Eric Pfeiffer, “Is Donald Trump An Untreated Al-Anon?” (page 12)
    3. William J. Doherty, Ph.D, “Why the World needs Citizen Therapists” (page 16).
  4. Contributing Articles: Section II: Gay Activism, Past & Present.
    1. Don Kilhefner, “WeHo Takes Gay Pride Hostage” (page 20).
    2. Mary Guillermin, “Learning Our History: The LGBT Community on TV & Film” (page 23).
    3. Adam Nagourney (New York Times) , “‘When We Rise’: Stories Behind the Pain and Pride of Gay Rights”(page 24).
    4. Chuck Stewart, “Massacre at Pulse Gay Nightclub and LGBT Gun Control Leadership” (page 25)
  5. Contributing Articles: Section III: Legal Matters in Limbo.
    1. Thomas Wall, “Confidentiality, Child Pornography and the Internet” (page 28).
  6. LAGPA Sponsored Booths
    1. Finding Freedom Conference (page 35)
    2. “RISE” LGBTQI Addiction Symposium (page 36)
  7. Social Events
    1. Gay Male-Themed Movie Night (pages 37-39)
    2. Lesbian-Themed Movie Night (page 40)
    3. Upcoming Cousin Kate Concert (page 43)
  8. Educational Forums and Conference (2016 Review)
    1. 22nd Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference
      1. Press Release (pages 44-45)
      2. Concept Application (pages 46-47)
      3. Sponsorship Form (pages 48-49)
      4. Advertising Form (page 50)
    2. PrEP/PEP Workshop (pages 51-54)
  9. Classified Ads (pages 61-63)



Calendar 2017

Social Events in Yellow
Courses, Workshops & Conferences in Green

April 22
Great turn out and lots of fun. See you at our next event.

Movie Night — We'll be watching Moonlight, the Academy Award Winning film for best picture 2017. Gay male centered but all are welcomed. Free event and potluck. Held at Chuck’s apartment in Palms/Culver City area.
Click here for details.

April 30
Full room with about 30 people in attendance. Great information. See you at our next workshop.

PrEP/PEP Workshop — Free event with free lunch. 3 CE credits available for small fee.
Click here for details.

May 13
Lots of fun for the eight people who attended this intimate dinner and movie at Chuck’s place.

Lesbian Movie Night — “Reaching for the Moon” (Brazilian) and "But I’m a Cheerleader” (classic comedy). Gay female centered but all are welcomed. Free event and potluck.
Click here for details.

June 4
Great workshop with almost twenty people in attendance. Thanks to Larry Hedges for donating his time.

Law and Ethics for Clinicians with LGBT Focus Workshop by Dr. Larry Hedges — Free event for members with free meals. 6 CE credits available for small fee.
Click here for details.

June 25
Fun afternoon. Thanks all.

Cousin Kate fund-raising music concert for LAGPA held at Mary Guillermin's SunMoon Retreat Center in Topanga Canyon. Will be a lovely day and funds raised will be split with LAGPA in celebration of our 25th anniversary.
Click here for details.

July 7

Outfest. 9:30 PM July 7 at Harmony Gold Theater. $2 discount on tickets when mentioning LAGPA during order. See “Rift.”
Click here for details.

July 16
Canceled until further notice.

Insurance Friendly Therapy Workshop — Free event with free lunch. 2 CE credits available for small fee.
Click here for details.

Aug 13

Annual Summer Pool Party — Largest social event of the year co-hosted with SCLMA and LGBT Bar with almost 200 people in attendance.
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Sept 17

Psychotherapy and Supervision with LGBT Focus Workshop by Dr. Larry Hedges — Free event for members with free meals. 6 CE credits available for small fee.
Click here for details.

Oct 14

LAGPA 25th Anniversary Reception at Liliane's

Oct 21

LACPA Conference booth (all are welcome to staff our booth)

Oct 29

Models of Pride Booth (all are welcome to staff our booth)


22nd Annual LGBTQI Conference (1st or 2nd Sunday of the month - watch for details)

Dec (TBD)

Winter Social (watch for details)



Click here to see what we did in 2016, 2015, and 2014


In 2016 the Conference was sold out with 160 attendees.

22nd Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference

Date: November 12, 2017
Mount Saint Mary's University
Los Angeles, CA

Lorri L. Jean, CEO of the Los Angeles LGBT CenterThe Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association of Southern California, Inc. (LAGPA) announces its Twenty-Second Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference. The conference is a one-day event co-hosted and co-sponsored by Mount SaintMary’s University. The conference is being held Sunday November 12, 2017 in Los Angeles and presents academic research and expertise on LGBTQI issues and concerns to professionals working with these clients in their counseling practices. The conference is designed to meet the educational needs of psychiatrists, psychologists, LCSW, LMFT, MSW, interns, and students of psychology, and earns continuing education credits from APA. Approximately 130 professionals are expected to attend.

This year is LAGPA’s 25th Anniversary since its inception in 1992. To honor that achievement Lorri L. Jean will be the keynote speaker. Jean is nationally recognized as one of the most effective leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) civil rights movement. Jean serves as CEO of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the world's largest LGBT organization. Previously, Jean served as the Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. OUT Magazine has twice named her one of the 50 most powerful gay people in the nation, Los Angeles Magazine named her one of L.A.’s 100 most influential people and in 2014 it named her one of the ten most inspiring women in Los Angeles.


2017 Press Release

  • 2017 Press Release PDF


2017 Call For Papers/Presenters

LAGPA is accepting proposals for our Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference. The topics should focus on LGBT clients and the knowledge needed by therapists to better serve this population. Click here to download descriptive document.

  • 2017 "Call for Papers/Presenters" PDF


2017 Conference Brochure & Registration

The 2017 Conference Brochure and Registration form is now available. Please use the links below. The brochure is a large file and may take several minutes to download. For a quick reference guide, download the 1-page flyer. 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.

  • 2017 Brochure PDF / Word Doc (allow 20-30 seconds for the very large document to download to your computer)
  • 2017 1-page Flyer PDF / Word Doc
  • 2017 Registration Form PDF
  • 2017 Online Registration ONLINE FORM


2017 Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities

Approximately 100 professionals attend 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.

  • 2017 Sponsorship: PDF
  • 2017 Advertising: PDF



Want more information? Contact Chuck Stewart



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