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The Utah Chapter of the Association for Women in Psychology hosts programming sessions bimonthly September through May. Topics related to feminist multicultural advocacy, activism, research, and clinical practice are explored.

2018-2019 Program Schedule 

9/20/2018 (Th) 5:30-7:30 pm: Counseling People with Unplanned or Unwanted Pregnancy: Ethical Guidelines

  • Presenters: Susan Lyons, Liz Owens, Robin Tracy
  • Location: YWCA – Family Justice Center


11/15/2018 (Th) 5:30-7:30 pm: Addressing the Normalization of Violence: Creating Communities of Healing

  • Presenters: Luis Lopez, intro by Mara Haight
  • Location: YWCA – Family Justice Center


1/25/2019 (Fri) 5:00-7:00 pm: Gender Creative Parenting

  • Presenter: Kyl Myers
  • Joint Event with LGBT Affirmative Therapists Guild and Women in Private Practice
  • Location: Utah Pride Center


3/7/2019 (Th) 5:30 – 7:30 pm:  Disrupting the Systems of Interpersonal & Sexual Violence Through Systemic Change

  • Presenters: Panel 
  • Location: YWCA Center for Families


4/25/2019 (Th) 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Feminist Multicultural Therapy Panel

  • Presenters: Donna Hawxhurst, Denise Francis-Montaño, Sonya Martinez-Ortiz, Susan Viola Reimers, Liz Owens, and Susan Lyons
  • Location: YWCA Center for Families – 310 East 300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah


All programs are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise specified, programs are held on the date listed below from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Family Justice Center on the YWCA campus (344 Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84111).

Past Programming:


September 22, 2017 – De-privileging Access to Resources: Working with Communities of Color in Utah, presented by Stephany Murguia, Flor Olivo, Cathleen Power, Tina Groves

November 17, 2017 – Islamophobia: Implications for clinical practice, presented by Faeiza Javed

January 26, 2018 – Suicide Prevention: Panel focused on working with LGBTQ+ individuals, presented by Craig Bryan, Executive Director, National Center for Veterans Studies; J.C. Graham, Director of Crisis Services, Utah Valley University; Jillian Hill, Educator and Group Facilitator, Utah Pride Center

February 23, 2018 – Multicultural Counseling Orientation: Learning how to orient ourselves towards our clients’ intersecting identities, presented by Karen Tao, Ph.D., Amber Whiteley, M.Ed. Natalie Noel, B.S., Jade Ozawa-Kirk, M.Ed. 

May 18, 2018 – Engaging in Difficult Dialogues: Conversations for social change, presented by Denise Francis Monatho, Ph.D., Sonya Martinez-Ortiz, MSW, and Mara Haight, CMHC


September 16, 2016 – Treating Polyamorous and Other Consensually Non-Monogamous Individuals, presented by Mary Fisher 

November 18, 2016 – Feminist Qualitative Research: power, relationship, and collaboration, presented by Sue Morrow

January 27, 2017 at the University of Utah’s Student Union – Queer Theory and You: the intersection of gender, race, and class, presented by Kathryn Bond Stockton

March 24, 2017 – Art Therapy as a Safe and Effective Treatment for Trauma, Mary Stanley

June 9, 2017 – Challenging Our Implicit Biases: Self Examination Practice in the Real World, Dr. David Parker



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