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Bi+ Affirmative Psychotherapy: Unique Psychosocial Issues for Bisexual, Pansexual, and Sexually Fluid Women

When: Sunday, September 15, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: University of Philosophical Research
3910 Los Feliz Blvd.
Los Angeles, California  90027
United States
Contact: LACPA Office

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Sunday, September 15, 2019    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

4.0 CE Credits


Bi+ Affirmative Psychotherapy: Unique Psychosocial Issues for Bisexual, Pansexual, and Sexually Fluid Women


Presenter: Mimi Hoang, Ph.D.




Held at the University of Philosophical Research

Please Note: This program will be filmed


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Program fees include a continental breakfast


LACPA Members $100            LACPA Student Members $60

Non-Members $120                Student Non-Member $75*

*Must submit proof of current student status.


Pre-registration ended Wednesday, September 11th at 9:00 PM

On-site registration is available at an additional $20.00.


More and more people are comfortable coming out as bisexual, pansexual, fluid, and non-monosexual (or “bi+”) in recent history, and findings show that more women identify as bi+ than men, but this may mask the complex psychosocial challenges facing bi+ women, such as internalized biphobia, mood, and anxiety disorders, sexual assault, and suicidality. In this workshop, you will learn more about these important mental health and cultural issues and gain tools to become a more LGBT affirming and culturally competent clinician.


Mimi Hoang, Ph.D., is a nationally recognized psychologist, author, and advocate for the LGBTQ and Asian American communities. Her LGBTQ leadership since the 1990s includes co-founding three bi+ organizations, multiple publications, invitations to the White House, and being named “One of the Most Significant Women in the Bisexual Movement.” Currently, Dr. Hoang works as a Staff Psychologist at Loyola Marymount University and Adjunct Faculty at Antioch University.  www.drmimihoang.com.


This workshop will provide an in-depth look at the complex psychological issues specifically facing bisexual, pansexual, fluid, and non-monosexual identified (“bi+”) women. Both the stage models and Dr. Mimi’s “congruence model” for bi+ identity development will be discussed, as well as how bi+ women navigate same-gender and other-gender sexual and romantic attractions, relationships, and managing identity labels throughout their life span.  Bi+ women also encounter different forms of minority stresses and microaggressions via biphobia, homophobia, “heterophobia,” and bi erasure depending on their social communities and affiliations.  This course will delve into the nuances of sexual and romantic intimacy with a heterosexual male, lesbian female, and bi+ and transgender partners for bi+ women. Clinical Issues of internalized biphobia, mood disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, sexual assault, and suicidality will also be covered, all through the lens of ecosystemic intersectional feminist and LGBT-affirming psychotherapy models.  Attendees will gain theoretical, research, clinical, and community knowledge through lecture, videos, interactive discussions, and resource sharing, and will be able to implement their knowledge to in-class case vignettes.

Attendees will be able to:

1)      Describe dimensions of same-gender and other-gender sexual and romantic attractions, coming out stages, and Hoang’s congruence identity development model for bi+ women.

2)      Analyze the nuances of bi+ women’s sexual and romantic intimacy with heterosexual men, lesbian women, and bi+ and transgender partners.

3)      Deconstruct issues of power and privilege, discuss examples of biphobia, homophobia, “heterophobia,” and bi erasure for bi+ women using an ecosystemic intersectional feminist and LGBT-affirming psychotherapy models.

4)      Discuss specific health disparities impacting bi+ women, and demonstrate concrete bi+ affirmative interventions and list bi+ resources to be applied to case vignettes.



       Course Outline:

          I.      Introduction 
         II.      Basic Terms & Definitions 
        III.      Bi Identity Development
        IV.      Psychosocial Issues for Bi+ Women 
         V.      Biphobia and Bi Erasure 
        VI.      Bi Wellness 
       VII.      Movie
      VIII.      Becoming a Bi-Affirmative Clinician
        IX.     Case Vignettes 


Cancellation Policy: To receive a refund, a written request must be received the Monday before the scheduled date of the program. Refunds will be processed within 30 days. A $35 processing fee is deducted from all refunds. Should it become necessary to cancel a course, those who have registered will be notified in writing, and the full course fee will be refunded.


It is important to note that APA continuing education rules require that LACPA only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop.  An evaluation of the workshop must be completed. Those who arrive more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leave before the workshop is complete will not receive CE credit. Partial credit may not be given. 



The Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LACPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


This course may be taken to satisfy the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) continuing education requirements.


Date, location, time, and presenter are subject to change.



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