Celebrating PRIDE Through Understanding LGBT Mental Health
Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This event will feature a series of workshops and offers 6 CEU's to MFT's, LCSW's and LPCC's.
(1) Working with LGBT Couples - Jennifer DeFeo, PhD – This workshop aims to educate clinicians on dynamics and common themes specific to LGBT couples that are important to understand in order to effectively treat issues in LGBT relationships.
Bio: Dr. DeFeo presently is a California licensed psychologist, distinguished professor of psychology, and Interim Associate Chair for the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy for the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Irvine, California where she has been working since 2010. Dr. DeFeo also has a private practice where she specializes in working with severely mentally ill, LGBT, at-risk youth, men’s issues, HIV/AIDS, and anxiety/depressive disorders.
(2) An Introduction to working with the Transgender Community- Adam Yerke, PhD- This workshop is intended to introduce the audience to the transgender community. It will begin with an overview of pertinent terminology and a discussion of different identities within this population. The topic of gender transition will be further explored, including the role that clinicians may have when their clients undergo this process. Finally, best practices for clinicians working with transgender people will be shared. Participants will also be given resources to encourage further training beyond this workshop.
Bio: Adam Yerke, Psy.D. is a Clinical Psychologist licensed in California. He currently serves as core faculty in the Clinical Forensic Department at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Los Angeles) and works as a clinician and supervisor in the field of forensic psychology. Dr. Yerke specializes in issues related to gender and sexuality. He has particular research interest in the transgender population, and he has presented at several professional organizations and published peer-reviewed articles about his research and clinical work with this community.
(3) Intersectionality and the LGBT Community- Cris Ann Scaglione, PhD- People's culture and identity can lie along several multicultural dimensions, which often do not overlap. For example, a disabled Latina lesbian probably has separate groups of friends and family with little overlapping contact and support. Within each of her subcultures she is also likely to experience microaggression and possibly more overt prejudice against other aspects of her identity (such as ableism and/or ethnic prejudice even within the LGBT community). A more complex view of identity, and solutions to issues arising out of a lack of true multiculturalism in identity formation and service provision will be discussed.
Bio: Cris Ann Scaglione holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, and a bachelor's degree in anthropology. She has over 25 years of experience in neuropsychological assessment, rehabilitation, and therapy, but was initially drawn to psychology by the works of Jung. Human potential, creativity and spirituality continue to inform her clinical work, which has focused on brain injury, dementia, trauma, and grief/loss. She has a wide range of interests within and outside of psychology, especially music, wholistic and comparative psychology, and anthropology. Dr. Scaglione presently is core faculty in the Marriage and Family Therapy Department of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
(4) Panel: Walking through the LGBT Generational Timeline: Clinicians will be able to ask questions to a panel of individuals that discuss their experiences with coming out and living as an LGBT identified individual. This panel will consist of individuals from different era’s (60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s…etc) to see how and understand the different issues individuals can display based on their generation.
When & Where
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Irvine Branch campus
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with more than 4,300 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, Southern California, and Washington, D.C.) and online. TCSPP has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science since 1979. TCSPP offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences.
Central to our transformational impact on students, their communities, and the practice of psychology is The Engaged Professional Model of Education. This groundbreaking approach to training leverages the talents and experience of faculty practitioners, who work with our Community Partnership and Applied Professional Practice teams to provide students a rich spectrum of clinical training in a wide range of community settings. In fact, the school was the first of its kind to be named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its leadership in service and civic engagement.