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When: 4/23/2017
9:30 - 11:30 am
Where: LACPA Office
6345 Balboa Blvd., Bldg 2, Suite 126
Encino, California  91316
United States
Contact: Gitu Bhatia, Psy.D.

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Please join the 
LACPA Diversity Committee
at our a Multicultural Breakfast and learn more about:
 Clinical Reflections on the Current Political Climate: 
Creating a Space for Dialogue and Understanding
Drs. Indhushree Rajan and Stephanie Haibloom will lead a round table discussion regarding the many ways our client’s lives are affected by the social-political climate and how as psychologists we might not be prepared to discuss,
or avoid, these issues.
Dr. Indhushree Rajan is a Registered Psychological Assistant (PSB94020992) who practices individual, couples, and family therapy under the supervision of Paula Bruce, Ph.D. (PSY16248).  For the past nine years, Dr. Rajan has been focused on work with sex trafficking survivors in California and India, and is an internationally published author on the global sex trafficking crisis.  In clinical settings and in the nonprofit sector, Dr. Rajan has spent nearly 20 years working with child, adolescent, and adult survivors of physical, sexual, medical, and psychological trauma, in diverse cultural and socio-economic communities in California.  In her private practice, Dr. Rajan enjoys working with a very diverse spectrum of clients of different ages and backgrounds, presenting with a wide range of clinical issues.  Her extensive experience ranges from work with the LGBTQ community and people going through life and career transitions, to people dealing with dating and relationship issues, and immigrant populations including first generation and newly emigrated individuals and couples working through cultural assimilation and identity issues. 


Stephanie Haibloom, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY28618) currently working in community mental health at a DMH contracted clinic, where she works with a diverse adult and senior population. Dr. Haibloom also has a part-time private practice in Northridge, CA where she sees adolescents and adults.  Dr. Haibloom’s clinical experience covers a wide spectrum of issues including substance abuse, anxiety, domestic violence, and depression. Her clinical interests include self-esteem issues, video games, grief and loss, advocacy, assertiveness, and anger management. Dr. Haibloom primarily employs cognitive-behavioral and solution focused techniques but tailors her approach to best suit her clients’ needs.      
    1. Attendees will be able to identify and have increased awareness of the challenges for both, the clinician and their clients in their own unique ways, in the current political climate.

    2. Attendees will learn tools for increasing their comfort discussing such issues, model advocacy when appropriate, and learn to provide safety and understanding in the clinical setting.

    3. Attendees will be able to apply the increased awareness and tools in their clinical work, including advocacy.

Please note that space is limited and RSVP is a MUST 

When: Sunday April 23rd, 2017
from 9:30-11:30 AM 
Where: LACPA office
Bring an appetite and enjoy foods from around the world



Parking info for weekend meetings:


The LACPA office address is THE ENCINO OFFICE PARK, 6345 Balboa Blvd, Building 2, Suite 126, Encino, CA 91316 - second building from Balboa Blvd. 


Anytime on the weekend, you may park, free of charge, in the lot directly behind the building.


Enter at either the Victory entrance (just west of Balboa past the building) or the Balboa entrance (between Victory and the Busway), take a ticket and when you leave, exit through the Victory visitor’s gate, push the red button on the way out to Victory.  You must exit by 9:30 p.m. 


There is also street parking on Balboa Blvd, south of Victory Blvd.  Both sides of Balboa have free parking.  There is also plenty of free parking at the Sepulveda Basin Sports Complex on the west side of Balboa, south of Victory, 6201 Balboa Blvd. (2nd driveway past the Busway). 2-3 minute walk to the office door.  Wherever you park, please check the signs. 


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