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Acceptance, compassion and connection: Using contextual behavioral strategies with LGBTQ clients

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Gronowski Clinic, PAU- C15 A
5150 El Camino Real
Los Altos, CA  94022
Fabrice Nye
(650) 262-5582
Registration is required
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: CPA is co-sponsoring with SCCPA. Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 4.0 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the ENTIRE workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.
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Continuing Education Credits (4.0 Hrs)

Acceptance, compassion, and connection: Using contextual behavioral strategies to better meet the needs of LGBTQ clients

Matthew D. Skinta, Ph.D., ABPP

Date:          Sunday, June 10, 2018

Time:          12:30 PM – 4:50 PM  (Registration at noon)

Place:         Gronowski Clinic, Palo Alto University

                    5150 El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA

CE:              4 hours (for all licensed therapists)



Research on LGBTQ individuals has outpaced changes in clinical practice. Many professionals who aspire to provide affirmative care may be unaware of the ways that the growing science on underlying processes that affect LGBTQ well-being might be addressed in therapy.


This 4-hour, mixed level course is for clinicians who would like a greater understanding of the vulnerabilities that might be affecting their LGBTQ clients, regardless of their diagnosis or specific symptoms, and how supporting these processes might enhance therapeutic effectiveness. 


Topics discussed will include:

  • Overview of the minority stress model and how it relates to clinical care
  • Models such as complex trauma that may be important for case conceptualization
  • Some of the behavioral models that guide responding to transdiagnostic processes

Matthew D. Skinta, Ph.D., ABPP, is a board-certified clinical health psychologist, researcher, and the Director of PAU's Sexual & Gender Identities Clinic.  Matthew is a trainer in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy. He is a member of the APA committee on sexual orientation and gender diversity.   His book, Mindfulness and Acceptance for Gender and Sexual Minorities: A Clinician's Guide to Fostering Compassion, Connection, and Equality Using Contextual Strategies, was released in Fall 2016 by Context Press.

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Refunds for cancellations are available up to eight days before the date the program begins, minus a $25 processing fee. Non-refundable credit toward a future SCCPA program or class may be available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before the date the program or class begins. Credit may be applied to any SCCPA program or class for one year following date of issue.

No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the first day of the program or class; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

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SCCPA reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If SCCPA cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.

CPA is co-sponsoring with the Santa Clara County Psychological Association (SCCPA). The California Psychological Association (CPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.