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Virtual Diversity CE Program
Sunday, August 08, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM PDT
Category: Committee Event

 A LACPA Diversity Committee CE Event

Addressing Intersectionality In Practice

Presented by

Alice Mills Mai, LPCC, LMHC, NCC 

Course level - Intermediate 

2.0 Live CE Credits  

Sunday, August 8, 2021 

1:00 - 3:00 PM (PT) Virtually via Zoom Webinar

This program will be recorded for future on-demand viewing via LACPA's LMS System.

Free  for LACPA Members 
$75.00 for NonMembers

$35.00 for Student Non-Members, no CE credit, with proof of student status


Registration ends Thursday, August 5th at 11:59 PM (PT)


Click here to register for this event.



Psychologists and clients often hold multiple and varied cultural identities, and psychologists need to attend to the intersectionality of clients’ cultural identities. These cultural identities can be sources of institutionalized barriers, and institutionalized barriers serve as the root cause of many psychological and social difficulties. Cultural identities can also be a source of strength and resilience. Understanding clients’ identities is crucial in culturally competent psychotherapy and fostering the therapeutic relationship. In this course, we will discuss the concept of intersectionality and its importance to psychotherapy practice. We will explore intersectionality and cultural identities. We will discuss the dynamics of a therapeutic relationship. We will then discuss what honoring intersectionality looks like in action through a vignette. 

Alice Mills Mai is currently a doctoral student studying Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of the Cumberlands, Kentucky. Alice has worked with incarcerated people, communities impacted by incarceration, survivors of intimate partner violence/domestic violence, and QTIPOC. Alice is the director and founder of Centering Wholeness Counseling. Centering Wholeness Counseling serves queers, immigrants, and communities impacted by incarceration. Alice’s research areas are incarceration, counselor wellness, anti-oppressive practices in counseling, and multicultural supervision. 

Course Goals and Educational Objectives:  

Attendees will be able to:  

  • Define intersectionality and cultural identities.
  • Apply two creative interventions to explore intersectionality and anti-oppressive skills in their psychotherapy practice.
  • Conceptualize clients through a multidimensional and intersectional lens.

Course Outline:  

Introductions: 5 minutes

Community Agreement and Brave Space: 10 minutes 

Cultural Reflection Activity: 15 minutes

Cultural Identities: 5 minutes 

Intersectionality: 10 minutes 

  • Structural Intersectionality
  • Political Intersectionality
  • Representation Intersectionality

Therapeutic Relationship through Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies: 15 minutes 

Toward Critical Psychotherapy Epistemology: Using Community Cultural Wealth: 15 minutes

  • Theories & Interventions
  • Aspirational Capital
  • Navigational Capital
  • Social Capital
  • Linguistic Capital
  • Resistant Capital
  • Familial Capital 

Community cultural wealth can serve as a tool for assessment and critiquing psychotherapy theories and interventions. 

Intersectionality in action: 35 minutes

  • Vignette
  • Cultural Competence & Cultural Humility
  • Referring out
  • Case consultation
  • Referral list

Q & A, final reflections 10 minutes

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

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 completed will not receive CE credit. Partial credit may not be given.

Contact: LACPA Office 818-905-0410 [email protected]