Speaking Services


Upcoming Speaking Events: 

CAMFT's 51st Annual Conference: Bridging the Art and Science of Healing May 14-17, 2015
San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010


Beyond Tolerance: Developing Cultural Competency with LGBTQ Clients and Family Systems

This introductory to advanced course will equip clinicians with clinical and sociological understanding of the lived experience of LGBTQ communities and family systems; and the crisis in health disparities and mental health services for this minority. Models of identity development and affirmative therapy for queer couples and families will be utilized as well as best practices for affirmative therapy with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender clients, couples, and family systems. Common countertransference and transference concerns will also be addressed. This course will challenge clinicians to examine their personal and professional frameworks related to gender, sexuality, and the intersections of race, religion, and power; in order to enhance their knowledge and skills when working with LGBTQ populations and family members of. Participants will gain knowledge of the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes associated with culturally competent services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer adults, teens, couples and family systems.

Speaking Out Topics Include 

Comprehensive introduction to Cultural Competency with LGBTQ Family Systems
Families in Transition: Clinical Issues and Interventions
Gender Identity 101

Affirmative Therapy with Transgender Clients
Cultural Complexities in Identity Development and integration for LGBTQ Clients
Mental Health & Minority Stress 

 Contact Lisato for specialized training for your agency or institution.


Some Recent Speaking Engagements Include:


                Beyond Tolerance: Introduction to LGBT Affirmative Family Therapy : Hoag Community Clinic 2014

          Affirmative Therapy with Transgender Clients: Chapman University Clinical Training 2014

         Seventh Day Adventist Kinship Meeting : 2011   "Coming Out to Our Families, Coming Home to Ourselves"
          AFTA 2011  American Family Therapy Academy Annual Conference: Panel Presentation

          OC Chapter of CAMFT: April 2011

          LA Chapter of CAMFT: September 2010
 California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Annual Conference 2010

         Therapists Leadership Conference with Casey Truffo 2010

          Helping LGBT Victims of Sexual Assault
          Community Service Program of Orange County Volunteer Training Offerred Bi-Annually

Gender Spectrum Conference 2009