Soul 2 Soul Global/Dr. Gregory Canillas

Gregory Canillas, Ph.D. currently serves as President & CEO of Soul 2Soul Global, a mission-driven company that provides online and on-ground LGBTQ+ couple and parenting retreats across the nation. The company has offices in Los Angeles, California, and Scottsdale, Arizona. He is also a Certified SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) Assessment Facilitator. SYMBIS is an online tool for all couples at any stage of their relationship (newly engaged, married, long-term partnership). Dr. Canillas is also an Associate Professor in the Clinical-Forensic Psychology program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Los Angeles).

Dr. Canillas serves on the American Psychological Association's Task Force on Psychological Practice with Sexual Minority Persons, writing the guidelines that focused on diverse relationships, families of origin, and families of choice. Dr. Canillas's clinical work and research have focused on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender clients, LGBTQ+couples/dating, relationship issues, intimate partner violence, children/adolescents, families, and ethnic minority clients. He also currently serves as adjunct faculty in the graduate psychology programs of Pepperdine and National Universities. He previously served as Program Director at a mental health agency, where he oversaw the child and adult therapy programs, the CalWORKs mental health, and the CalWORKs Homeless Families Project. Dr. Canillas also served as a Clinical Psychologist with two child and family mental health programs directly operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.

Dr. Canillas has previously served on the faculties of Loyola Marymount University, Antioch University-Los Angeles, Los Angeles Southwest College, and the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Dr. Canillas has previously served as the Co-Chair of the Commission for Youth and Families in Long Beach, California, where he was charged with developing services for families and advising the mayor and city council on programs for these populations. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, Association of Black Psychologists, Asian American Psychological Association, and a Lifetime Member of the University of California, Santa Cruz Alumni Association. He is also a member of several chambers of commerce: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Long Beach Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Greater Phoenix Equality Chamber of Commerce, National Gay Wedding Association, and Black Gay Weddings.

Gregory Canillas, Ph.D. currently serves as President & CEO of Soul 2Soul Global, a mission-driven company that provides online and on-ground LGBTQ+ couple and parenting retreats across the nation. The company has offices in Los Angeles, California, and Scottsdale, Arizona. He is also a Certified SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) Assessment Facilitator. SYMBIS is an online tool for all couples at any stage of their relationship (newly engaged, married, long-term partnership). Dr. Canillas is also an Associate Professor in the Clinical-Forensic Psychology program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Los Angeles).

Dr. Canillas serves on the American Psychological Association's Task Force on Psychological Practice with Sexual Minority Persons, writing the guidelines that focused on diverse relationships, families of origin, and families of choice. Dr. Canillas's clinical work and research have focused on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender clients, LGBTQ+couples/dating, relationship issues, intimate partner violence, children/adolescents, families, and ethnic minority clients. He also currently serves as adjunct faculty in the graduate psychology programs of Pepperdine and National Universities. He previously served as Program Director at a mental health agency, where he oversaw the child and adult therapy programs, the CalWORKs mental health, and the CalWORKs Homeless Families Project. Dr. Canillas also served as a Clinical Psychologist with two child and family mental health programs directly operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.

Dr. Canillas has previously served on the faculties of Loyola Marymount University, Antioch University-Los Angeles, Los Angeles Southwest College, and the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Dr. Canillas has previously served as the Co-Chair of the Commission for Youth and Families in Long Beach, California, where he was charged with developing services for families and advising the mayor and city council on programs for these populations. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, Association of Black Psychologists, Asian American Psychological Association, and a Lifetime Member of the University of California, Santa Cruz Alumni Association. He is also a member of several chambers of commerce: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Long Beach Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Greater Phoenix Equality Chamber of Commerce, National Gay Wedding Association, and Black Gay Weddings.

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