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LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy with Dr. Jay Bettergarcia

  • Fri, July 24, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship


  • Any CAMFT Chapter member (reciprocity for other chapters)
  • Current Board members
  • Anyone wishing to attend for no credit
  • Non-CAMFT members of Central Coast or other local CAMFT Chapter


LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy

Dr. Jay Bettergarcia is a licensed psychologist and assistant professor at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo whose work focuses on teaching, training, and providing LGBTQ+ affirming therapy. Dr. Bettergarcia will review LGBTQ+ terminology, discuss ways of creating affirming office environments, and explore therapeutic considerations for working with LGBTQ+ people using interactive activities, videos, and role plays. Join us to learn more about supporting LGBTQ+ clients in therapy!  

I lead the Queer Community Action, Research, Education, and Support (Q C.A.R.E.S.) research team. With this team, I utilize community-based action research and mixed method designs to study LGBTQ mental health and wellness, including affirming approaches to mental health care for transgender and non-binary people. I also investigate evidence-based approaches to teaching and training about diversity, including the reactions (resistance and receptiveness) often encountered in diversity trainings and how to "roll with resistance." My goal is to better understand the experiences of LGBTQ community members, especially those who are underserved, and to utilize data to create evidence-based strategies for teaching and training about sexual orientation and gender diversity.  See the website at https://www.queercares.com

Arrival time for this event: 8:30am-8:55am -- we will help people join our chapter on the spot before workshop, at the break, or after the workshop.

If you choose not to pay online, please BRING THE CHECK WITH YOU ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT.  We no longer accept checks for event by mail.

This course meets the qualifications for two hours of continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Completion of this course earns a discount on liability insurance.  You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.

The Central Coast Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, Associates and students, MSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. The Central Coast Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.           

PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to receive CEUs for ANY Central Coast Chapter of CAMFT events, please plan to:

  • Arrive no later than 5 minutes from the beginning of the workshop,
  • Sign in at the registration desk,
  • Attend the full workshop,
  • Complete an evaluation and
  • Sign out at the end of the event

If you know you will be late or you need to leave early, you may still attend for free!  Thank you for respecting our presenters.

Refund Policy for all events: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel registration seven days prior to scheduled event will be charged full fee.  The only exception will be for registrants who are unable to attend due to family emergency.  If you need to cancel, please contact Chapter President Kim Richards within seven days of the upcoming event at (805) 458-8063, richardskimlmft@gmail.com.

If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact Chapter President Kim Richards within 10 days of the upcoming event at (805) 458-8063richardskimlmft@gmail.com.

UUF is located on South Street between Higuera and Broad in San Luis Obispo. It is just east of Meadow Park. You may turn on Lawton or on Meadow to park in the lot.
Directions from 101 driving south: Exit Madonna Road, turning right at the end of the off-ramp and crossing over the freeway. Turn left on Higuera, right on South Street, right on Meadow, left into UUF parking lot. 
Directions from 101 driving north: Exit Madonna Road, turning right at the top of the off-ramp, left on Higuera, right on South Street, right on Meadow, left into UUF parking lot.
From Broad Street turning west to South Street, take the first left onto Meadow and then left into the parking lot.

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