Progress Notes 2021-12





Holiday Potluck Dinner/Mixer in Northridge, CA

Saturday, December 11 from 7pm to 11pm 


 Whether you've been naughty or nice this year, come and celebrate the holidays with us! Mix and mingle. Join us for cocktails and nibbles.


Please join Ivy Pride Alliance, Southern California Lambda Medical Association (SCLMA), Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association of Southern CA (LAGPA), and LGBT Bar Los Angeles for a holiday celebration!


WHEN: December 11, 2021, Saturday from 7 to 11 pm

WHERE: Private residence of Harold Sarmiento, 10260 Calvin Avenue, Northridge CA 91324


For vaccinated guests only!

Proof of vaccination will be checked at the entrance.

Please bring your favorite holiday food and drinks

(alcoholic or non-alcoholic) to share.

For questions, please contact Harold Sarmiento

at or 310-903-9770.




Dear LAGPA Member:
The past two years during the Covid pandemic has brought significant changes to the mental health profession, with psycho-therapy interactions switched to online tele-therapy and with professional CEU courses only offered as Zoom classes. While there have been unexpected benefits to these changes, the reduced availability for in-person human interaction has led to increased mental health needs in the LGBTQ community as well as the society at large.

As an organization, LAGPA has previously offered multiple social events and APA-approved continuing education courses. Unfortunately, it was not possible to offer the highly appreciated LAGPA Annual Conference during 2020 or 2021. The most recent Summer Pool Party was a very well-attended opportunity for our members to personally
interact with other LAGPA members and with members of other LGBTQ professional groups. We have now developed close relationships with members the Southern California Lambda Medical Association (SCLMA) and the LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles.

Membership renewals for our professional group of LGBTQ-oriented psychotherapists have continued, but membership of the LAGPA Board of Directors has greatly declined. The board now consists of only 4 members, who have taken on increased duties during these past several years. Many of these individuals have been on the board for several years and are now seeking to step down from the board. LAGPA has a current need for new individuals to join the board in order for our organization to continue to function. We highly encourage anyone who has enjoyed the social and academic activities of LAGPA, started in 1994, to please contact any of the current board members, listed below, to inquire about joining the LAGPA Board of Directors.

Mary Guillermin, Co-President :
Terry Oleson, Co-President :
Dinko Zidarich, Treasurer :
Damien Gonsalves,Events Co-Ordinator:




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