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SDPA CE Event - Gender Identity, Culture and Language

  • 08/04/2018
  • 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM


  • All volunteers need to be approved by SDPA Office

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Saturday, August 4, 2018
8:30 - 12:45 pm  (8:00 am Check-In)

Fruit and Coffee provided

SDPA Office
4699 Murphy Canyon Rd
San Diego, CA 92123


People of color who identify as transgender and/or gender non-conforming experience unique struggles due to the intersection of anti-transgender bias with structural and interpersonal racism. It is critical that mental health providers recognize the needs of this highly marginalized population who often have increased psychosocial, medical, and mental health concerns.

We will utilize the 2011 report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey to provide data points to demonstrate the increased levels of discrimination for trans individuals of color. We will provide clinical vignettes and case scenarios in order to help with case conceptualization and treatment planning. We will discuss the importance of using a gender affirming, culturally competent lens and holistic wrap- around approach in working with youth and their families.

Lastly, there will be time for discussion and brainstorming of how participants (individually and within their organizations) can become more trans-informed and provide gender affirming and culturally competent care.


This workshop will help attendees to:

  • Discuss basic terminology, language, vocabulary and background  re: history of transgender and gender non-conforming communities
  • Identify specific psychosocial, medical and mental health concerns of the highly marginalized Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming communities of color
  • Identify  and  demonstrate  interventions  to  implement  gender-affirming,  culturally appropriate/competent strategies to support transgender communities and trans communities of color via education, social activism and direct clinical services

  • Participants will be able to describe three ways they can become an ally to the transgender/gender non-conforming community.

The target audience includes Licensed Psychologists, Marriage Family Therapists, School Psychologists, School Counselors, Graduate Psychology Students, and other mental health professionals.



Dr.   Huong Diep is   a   Vietnamese-American,   bilingual   (English/Spanish),   Licensed   Clinical Psychologist with over ten years of experience providing gender-affirming therapy, psycho- diagnostic evaluations and consultation to transgender and gender non-conforming children, adolescents and their families. She holds a doctorate degree from the University of Denver and completed her two post-doctoral fellowship in Adolescent Medicine with the Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).  She is passionate about the intersection of language, gender and culture and is an ally to the LGBTQ community.  Dr.Diep is in private practice and has offices in Bankers Hill and Encinitas.

Preferred pronouns are she/her/hers.


Jan E. Estrellado, PhD is a licensed psychologist whose research and clinical practice focuses on the intersections of race, ethnicity, and trauma in therapy settings.   She  is  specifically  interested  in  examining  clinicians’ competencies treating  people  of  color  who  are  also  trauma  survivors.  She  is  the  Associate Director    of    Clinical    Training    for    Psychology    at    Sharp    Mesa    Vista Hospital. Jan’s clinical work focuses on issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity, race and ethnicity, as well as with anxiety disorders, depression, and trauma recovery.  Jan is a lecturer at San Diego State University teaching classes on multicultural counseling, trauma, and stress management, and she also maintains a small private practice.

I respond to feminine, gender neutral, and masculine pronouns

Conflicts of Interest: As an APA-approved sponsor of continuing education, San Diego Psychological Association is committed to the identification and resolution of potential conflicts of interest in the planning, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of continuing education. Please review the conflict of interest guideline below.

APA Guidelines Regarding Potential Conflicts of Interest

Consistent with concepts outlined in the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, potential conflicts of interest occur when an individual assumes a professional role in the planning, promotion, delivery, or evaluation of continuing education where personal, professional, legal, financial, or other interests could reasonably be expected to impair his or her objectivity, competence, or effectiveness.

The SDPA CE Committee has reviewed and approved this presentation proposal. The speaker(s) have stated there is no commercial support or conflict of interest related to this program.

Attendance Policy: CE Credit and Certificates will not be issued to those who arrive later than 15 minutes or leave early from any course scheduled time. This policy is strictly enforced to ensure compliance with APA Guidelines.

Cancellation Policy:  No refund will be given to any registered individual who is a no-show to a course. Any individual canceling within 72 hours of a course will be refunded 50% of the course fee.                                                                

American Psychological Association
The San Diego Psychological Association (SDPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SDPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

In California, APA approved CE’s are valid for licensed psychologists, licensed school psychologists, LCSW, LFMT, LEP & LPCC licensees. Though APA is a national organization, the out of state licensee should check with their state governing board to make sure that APA approved CE'’s are valid in their state for their license. 

See SDPA Website Continuing Education Policies.

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San Diego Psychological Association
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San Diego, CA 92123

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