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follow-up from yesterday’s meeting

Hello, All:

At yesterdays HIV Mental Health Task Force meeting we decided that we would use the last 1/2 hour of the meeting every month to work on building up a small, existing SAMHSA LGBT curriculum into a very substantial “skin” which could be applied to any existing treatment intervention, making the intervention specific to each of the following populations (terminology to be a major part of the curriculum development, but for purposes of explanation) lesbian, gay, non-gay MSM, bisexual men, bisexual women, trans* men, trans* women.

We have a googledrive folder which you can accessed by anyone who is interested in working on this project. We will be able to share links to related articles, best practices etc., and we can also wordsmith the existing product.

If you are interested to work on this project, please  let us know.

On August 24th, I am providing a full-day training on the curriculum as-is. You are welcome to attend the training (register here: to get an idea of what we have to work with.

08-24-17 LGBT flyer



02/17/17: Spectrums Model of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality

Upcoming Continuing Education


Spectrums Model of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality

Presented by Cadyn Cathers, MA

Friday, February 17th, 2017

1:15 to 2:30 pm

@ Center for Healthy Sex

10700 Santa Monica Blvd. #311, West L.A., 90025

1 CEU is available for free at this event for LMFT/LCSWs.

To register for this lecture, please reply to this email or send an email to:


People can get lost in all the terminology of the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and others) communities. This can cause therapists to be afraid of “saying the wrong thing” and accidentally offending a client. Through introducing therapists to the Spectrums Model of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality, the presentation will help clinicians learn about the differences between sex, core gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, sexual identity, and sexual behavior. In addition, we will explore how internalized homo/bi/transphobia, misogyny, and racism play out within these realms. This presentation will help clinicians understand the vocabulary, deconstruct and demystify the language and terminology, and gain understanding of the essentialist and socially constructed aspects of identity. They can also ask questions that they may have been afraid to ask!

About the Presenter


Cadyn Cathers, MA, is a bisexual transgender man and clinician who specializes in working with transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) patients, body integrity identity disorder, and adults with early childhood trauma. He is affiliate faculty in the LGBT Specialization in the MA clinical psychology program at Antioch University Los Angeles, where he teaches courses in human sexuality, psychodynamic theories, and affirmative psychotherapy with TGNC clients. He recently co-authored a chapter in the book, “Teaching LGBTQ Psychology: Queering Innovative Pedagogy and Practice” on teaching in community settings. Additionally, he is a doctoral candidate in applied clinical psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where he is conducting research for his dissertation on the therapeutic alliance between a cisgender (non-transgender) therapist and a transgender patient.


BBS approved CEs provided by Douglas Evans, provider #4027.
This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for
LMFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

We will be filming this lecture to upload to our YouTube channel.

Click Below for Upcoming CEU Lectures and Recordings of Past Lectures:

Click Below for Information about Directions and Parking:

06/05/15: Hepatitis C: access to medication – pursuing the cure

Hepatitis C.

Hepatitis C

To reserve a space at the training (not requesting Addiction CEUs)

  1. email or call 323.874.4322 to reserve a space at the training.

To register for Addiction Professional CEUs, please:

  1. click here and fill out the registration form. DO NOT PAY!
  2. email or call 323.874.4322 to reserve a space at the training.


02/11/15: Are we depressed or perverse? Two ways of thinking feeling in the information age

05/31/14: “A Choice to Heal: Mental Health in California”

Watch “A Choice to Heal: Mental Health in California” on Saturday, May 31st on the following CBS stations at the following times:

Los Angeles KCBS: 6:30-7 pm

This documentary tells the story of Prevention and Early Intervention–California’s groundbreaking approach in treating mental illness.

Hosted by Mariel Hemingway, this half hour documentary shows programs throughout the state and how they’re making a difference.

A promotional video for the documentary has been posted to the MHSOAC homepage at
Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission
1325 J Street, Suite 1700 (New Location)
Sacramento, CA 95814
Ph: 916.445.8696
Fax: 916.445.4927

CALL FOR PAPERS: 19th Annual LGBT Psychotherapy Conference



19th Annual LGBT Psychotherapy Conference

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Great news!!! We are proud to announce that our annual psychotherapy conference will be hosted by Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA) and the LGBT Specialization in Clinical Psychology on November 2, 2014.

We are simplifying the workshop submission process. Below is a link to the downloadable application form. We are asking that you submit a short “concept” application to help us create an exciting program. Once these are reviewed and accepted, then presenters will be asked to complete the longer APA certified application. We are asking for your concept applications immediately; but then you will have a month to complete the full application. So put on your thinking caps and submit a “concept” for workshop.

Persons who are selected to present at the Conference will receive significant benefits including: half-off full membership rate in LAGPA (a $60 saving), reduced admission to the Conference (a $120 saving), and can have his or her business card printed in the Conference Program besides appearing on our website and newsletter for one year.

Save the Date:  November 2, 2014.

Workshop Concept Applications (“Call for Papers”) due: May 15, 2014

Download Concept Application here:


Please consider sponsoring or advertising in the Conference.  More than 100 professionals attend.  What better way to reach this targeted audience than to sponsor or advertise?  Here are the appropriate forms.

Download Sponsorship form:

Download Advertising form:


Chuck Stewart, Ph.D.
LAGPA Executive Director
P.O. Box 34142
Los Angeles, CA  90034
310-838-6247 (f)

Direct contact to Chuck Stewart
3722 Bagley Ave. #19
Los Angeles, CA  90034
310-838-6247 (voice and fax)

Announcements can be placed at our Facebook forum:
Please visit: or search for “LAGPA” in Facebook




03/17/14: Special Budget Meeting | show up to save HIV prevention funding

Protest HIV Prevention Cuts

05/22/14: Coping With Hope “The HIV Care Continuum” SAVE THE DATE




04/23/14-04/24/14: the 14th Annual Behavioral Health Information Management Conference and Exposition

For every five registrations paid by the same organization, an additional registration will be given complimentary to that organization. Please contact the CiMH conference department after you have registered
Learn from presentations that address:

  • Implementing health information technology to address the opportunitiesand challenges of health care reform.
  • Expanding electronic health information exchange to support care coordination across physical and behavioral health care, social services and criminal justice systems.
  • Innovative mobile applications and other types of technologies to enhance consumer recovery and wellness.
  • Updates on national and statewide policy developments guiding the use of electronic health record systems and health information exchange.
  • New technology and policy solutions to address privacy and security concerns in an increasingly complex health care environment.
  • Organizational examples of how to use electronic data effectively for decision support and quality improvement.

Participate in discussions and network with your colleagues!

Meet the major software companies serving mental health, alcohol, and other drug programs and evaluate their products – all in one exhibit hall!


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