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A Contextual Behavioral Approach to Working with Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

  • 10 Sep 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • Zoom


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

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The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of ACBS invites you to an exciting experiential workshopA Contextual Behavioral Approach to Working with Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

Individuals who hold more than one marginalized identity, including Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (QTBIPOC), face unique stressors and exist at the intersection of multiple systems of oppression. This workshop will be facilitated by three queer and/or trans clinicians of color who have clinical, research, and lived experience at these intersections. This workshop applies CBS frameworks (particularly ACT and FAP) to clinical work with QTBIPOC and explores the use of CBS approaches to examine our own views and experiences of mental health in the context of white supremacy, xenophobia, transphobia, and homophobia. The workshop aims to center marginalized perspectives, to invite clinicians to interrogate their mindsets, orient ourselves towards collective liberation, and to offer foundational clinical approaches with clients from these communities. The workshop will include didactic and research/theory components, however, will primarily focus on experiential exercises (e.g., mindfulness exercises, reflective exercises, real-play).

1. Participants will be able to critique the field of mental health’s failure to include diverse voices and perspectives.
2. Participants will be able to describe the application of at least two core ACT processes to clinical work with QTBIPOC.
3. Participants will be able to describe possible individual and/or systemic level committed actions to dismantle transphobic, homophobic, and/or racist practices.

4. Participants will be able to implement values-based action towards affirming-care in work and personal domains of their life, instead of relying on shame/avoidance-based changes.

About the Facilitators: 

Daniel Ryu, PsyD (they/them) serves as a staff psychologist at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System in Addiction Treatment Services and founder of Liminal Practice and Consulting, a private consultation and psychotherapy practice. Daniel has experience across clinical settings serving marginalized populations who experience chronic disease, trauma, addiction and serious mental illness in the context of intersecting systems of oppression. They have co-authored book chapters, facilitated workshops, and provided trainings on race and gender in the therapeutic space and are currently serving as chair-elect of APA's Committee on Sexual Orientation andGender Diversity. Daniel’s interests lie at the intersection of marginalization, psychological suffering, social justice, and cultural resilience through a systems- and community-based lens.

Yash Bhambhani (he/him) is a psychologist, originally from India, and received his PhD from the University of Mississippi. He specializes in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), treatment of substance use disorders, and minority health. Yash has previously given workshops and lectures on sexual racism, working with queer and trans people of color, addressing racial trauma, and using ACT to work with racial/ethnic and sexual/gender minoritized people in clinical settings. Yash uses a contextual behavioral framework to look at difficulties, which locates the problem in a person’s environment as opposed to within them, and thus also looks at solutions within the environment.

Rajinder Sonia Singh, Ph.D. (she/her) is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the South Central Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center through the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. She completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Bowling Green State University. Through her fellowship, she is learning about implementation science and the integration between implementation science and health equity, specifically for gender and sexual minority populations and how to engage and empower consumers in implementation.

Intended Audience:

This workshop is suitable for all postgraduate professionals, including psychologists, counselors, social workers, etc. A working knowledge of ACT will be useful but not necessary. 

CE Information:

3.5 CEs for California licensed Psychologists, MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and LCSWs.

The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

As of July 2015 the California Board of Behavioral Sciences has designated approval agencies, such as the American Psychological Association. Providers who have APA approval can offer CE Certificates to BBS Licensees and those CEs can be used for license renewal.(

CEs are awarded contingent on timely post-event paperwork submission by event organizers.




$75 - members

$100 - non members

$40 - students / interns 

$30- Optional CE fee

Join the Chapter and Save $25! (membership in the international ACBS organization also required)


Included in the training fees:
3.5 hours of online instruction

Refund Policy
If you cancel your registration:

21 or more days before the date of the event, we’ll refund all of your registration fee or give you credit to a future event;
20 to 7 days before the event, we’ll refund 75% of your fee;
Fewer than 7 days before an event, we’ll refund 50% of your fee.
If you don’t cancel before the event begins, we can’t refund your fees, but we’ll give you a credit toward a future event in the amount of 50% of your registration fee. If we cancel an event for any reason, of course, we’ll refund all of your registration fees. Continuing-education certification fees can be refunded until the day before the event. They become non-refundable on the first day of the event. Continuing-education certification purchased at an event is non-refundable.

If you have any questions about the event please contact Erik Bromberg, LCSW at 

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