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Through Our Lens, With Our Voice: Clinical Experiences & Applications for Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American (APIDA) Clinicians and Communities

  • Saturday, August 06, 2022
  • 10:00 AM
  • Sunday, August 07, 2022
  • 4:00 PM
  • Online ZOOM Meeting


  • Associate Clinician (ASW, AMFT, APCC)
  • Associate Clinician (ASW, AMFT, APCC)
  • Licensed Clinician (LCSW, LMFT, LPCC) - no CEUs
  • Licensed Clinician (LCSW, LMFT, LPCC) - no CEUs
  • Licensed Clinician (LCSW, LMFT, LPCC)
  • Licensed Clinician (LCSW, LMFT, LPCC)

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Co-Sponsored by:
Yellow Chair Collective &
NASW API Social Work Council NorCal/SoCal

AUGUST 6-7, 2022 

10:00 A.M.- 4:00 P.M. PST  (conference is over two days)  

10 CEUs  

Workshop topics and related learning objectives to be announced at a later date. This is an interactive meeting and will not be recorded.




CSCSW Member

Licensed Clinician (LCSW, LMFT, LPCC)

 $65 - with CEU

$45 - no CEU

 $50 - with CEU

$30 - no CEU

Associate Clinician (ASW, AMFT, APCC)



Community Member






This virtual Asian Pacific Islander and Desi American (APIDA) mental health conference is an exciting collaboration between Yellow Chair Collective, NASW API Social Work Council NorCal/SoCal and California Society for Clinical Social Work (CSCSW) to provide support and training to APIDA professionals in the field. Mental health is often a novel and unfamiliar concept in the APIDA communities. This comes with unfortunate consequences such as a lack of culturally responsive support in areas such as supervision, consultation, mentorship and educational training. As APIDA professionals enter or try to navigate the field, many of them may find themselves feeling isolated and lost in the process. This conference, "Through our lens, With our voice," provides an opportunity to amplify the voices and resources of APIDA mental health professionals as they negotiate the continued effects of the pandemic and anti-Asian hate and discrimination. In an often culturally conflicting world, this conference emphasizes the importance of furthering the knowledge APIDA clinicians have about their own communities so that they can solidify their "lens" or view of the world, and find a collective "voice." Presentations will be centered around culturally responsive content centered around clinical applications and approaches, including experiential workshops and educational workshop formats.


  • Kim Nhat Nguyen | Benefits and Pitfalls of Mindfulness in Mental Health
  • Jo Jo Lee, Tiffany Nakamura, Danielle Gonzales Therapeutic Considerations for navigating Eating Disorders within International Asian College Students
  • Sharline Shah & Michelle Vo The Power of AWE
  • Dong Li Hou Asian family caregivers and dementia challenges: 8 case studies
  • Munisha Vohra The Decision Making Processes involved in ending intimate partner violence among Indian female immigrants
  • Nithya Narayan and Akshay Naresh South Asian Migrants- unpacking stigma using a culturally sensitive lens
  • Michelle Jaquish, MSW, LICSW Somatics from Therapy, Activism, and Lived Experience
  • Ashley Acle, MBA, MFT, LMFT Conceptualizing & Treating Eating Disorders in Our Communities (Tentative)
  • Elizabeth Smith, PsyD, Ariel Landrum MFT, Serena Hsieh, LMFT Turning Red, Seeing and Being Seen
  • Rose Wong, Nancy Lim-Yee, Sunny Pak, Cynthia Tam, Benny Wong Culturally Adapted Depression and Suicide Assessment for Chinese American Immigrants
  • Lauren Funiestas Spirit Centered: Applying Traditional Filipino Psychology, Spirituality & Mythology to Modern Therapeutic Practice
  • Dr. Syed Imam Clinical success emphasizing humanistic psychology
  • Preet Kaur Sabharwal
  • Elizabeth Hua, and Yijun Cheng Emotionally Focused Therapy in Chinese American and other APIDA communities.


Workshop Logistics: After registering you will receive a link to the ZOOM meeting.

This CONFERENCE meets the qualifications for 10.0 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For out-of-state attendees, you will be provided with a certificate with the BBS requirements for the State of CA; however, it is up to your state’s licensing board to accept the continuing education units.

Cancellation Policy

  • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
  • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
  • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.

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