Lesbian & Gay Psychotherapy Association

22nd Annual LAGPA Conference, November 12, 2017, Mount St. Mary's University, Los Angeles


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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
(Fall 2017 newsletter in PDF format) (allow up to 1 -2 minutes to download large file)


  1. Executive Director's Report: Fall 2017 — Annual Conference at Mount Saint Mary’s (page 4)
  2. Editor Comment: Outlook from the Editor: Personal Notes on Surviving the Current Administration by Mary Guillermin (page 7-8)
  3. Contributing Articles from Members:
    Don Kilhefner, on “The 21st century paradigm shift from an old gay assimilation/sexual orientation model to a new gay essentialism/societal contribution model” (page 9-11 with embedded video).
    Section I: Gender Fluidity: Art in History — When Japan had a Third Gender, by Susan Chira. New York Times, March 10, 2017. (page 12)
    Section I: Gender Fluidity: Art Now — Transcending the Binary by Susan Sheets. New York Times, Sept 17, 2017. (page 13)
    Section II: The Politics of Being LGBTQ — Who’s Allowed to Hold Hands? by Nicole Dennis-Benn. New York Times, Sept 1, 2017. (page 13-14)
  4. Educational Forums and Conference (2017 review)
    1. 22nd Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference
      1. Press Release (pages 16-17)
      2. Brochure (pages 18-31)
    2. Law and Ethics 2017 Update (with photos) (pages 32-34)
    3. Supervision Workshop (with photos) (pages 57-59)
  5. Social Events
    1. Annual Pool Party (with photos) (pages 35-52)
    2. 25th Anniversary Reception (page 52-55)
  6. Why Become a Member of LAGPA? (page 56)
  7. Classified Ads (pages 62-64)



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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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July 7

Outfest. 9:30 PM July 7 at Harmony Gold Theater. $2 discount on tickets when mentioning LAGPA during order. See “Rift.”
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July 16
Canceled until further notice.

Insurance Friendly Therapy Workshop — Free event with free lunch. 2 CE credits available for small fee.
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Aug 13
Largest event ever. See you next year.

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
Good turn out and important work presented by Dr. Hedges.

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.
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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)

Nov 12

22nd Annual LGBTQI Conference

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


2017 Address, Maps & Directions

  • 2017 Address, Maps & Directions: PDF



Want more information? Contact Chuck Stewart



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