Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

LA-CAMFT's October 2022 Online Presentation: LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Care: Now More Than Ever

  • 10/21/2022
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Online Via Zoom


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LA-CAMFT October 2022
Online Presentation

Friday, October 21, 2022
9:00 am-11:00 am

Online Via Zoom

2 CEs

LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Care: Now More Than Ever

Thomas Mondragon, M.A., LMFT

While much progress has been gained for LGBTQIA+ people, today we face an alarming increase in anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation and hate crimes across the country. The recent onslaught of anti-LGBTQIA+ violence tells us any advancement is being notably threatened, creating understandable anxiety and concern for many of our LGBTQIA+ clients. The impact of such socio-political violence towards LGBTQIA+ clients will be examined in conjunction with possible complex trauma rooted in heterosexism, cissexism and intersectional oppression. Taking an affirmative therapeutic stance to directly address such traumas led by your empathic presence, theoretical knowledge and your role as LGBTQIA+ activist will also be addressed. At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: 

  1. Identify the impact of current socio-political legislation and hate crimes as an assault to the LGBTQIA+ sense of self, self-identity and self-expression.
  2. Understand the harmful and traumatic effects of growing up in a heterosexist and cissexist setting on the psychological, social and emotional development of LGBTQIA+ individuals.
  3. Provide examples of what an LGBTQIA+ affirmative counseling environment entails and why this is crucial for effective treatment.

    Thomas Mondragon, M.A., LMFT is an associate faculty member and founding instructor in both the LGBT Specialization and the Spiritual and Depth Psychology Specialization at Antioch University Los Angeles. He enjoys teaching classes in both specializations and in the general Master’s program that recognize the importance of diversity consciousness on the cultural, interpersonal, and intrapersonal levels. In addition, Thomas has a private practice in West Hollywood with a strong focus on gay-centered psychotherapy. He has presented at the national level with the National Conference of Race and Ethnicity, the Expanding the Circle Conference: Creating an Inclusive Environment in Higher Education for LGBTQ Students and Studies, and in the yearly conference of the Los Angeles Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association.  

    For more information, contact Di Wilson or Leanne Nettles.

    Licensed Therapists, Associates, Students, & Related Professionals

    Event Details: 
    Friday, October 21, 2022,
    11:00-11:30 am (optional) Participant Announcements

    9:00 am: Meeting Begins
    11:00 Presentation and Related Announcements End
    11:30 (optional) Participant Announcements

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    Online Via Zoom

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    $25 for LA-CAMFT Members
    Other CAMFT Chapter Members
    CSCSW Members
    $35 for Non-Members

    2 CEs Provided

    Registration CLOSES Thursday, October 20 at 10 pm.

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    CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider 59450. This course meets the qualifications for 2 continuing education credits for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists. Participants will receive an evaluation form as part of the sign in/out form and must complete form at the conclusion of course in order to receive CE.

    Refund policy: 48-hour notice required for refund of fee minus $5.00 administrative cost. Exceptions can be made for 48-hour notice in cases of emergency. Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

    Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

    Grievances: Program Administrator, Valerie "Billie" Klayman, manages all grievances—and will acknowledge, investigate and remedy grievances. Response to grievances will be made in writing within 30 days. Contact her at cfo@lacamft.org.

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