EDGY Conference

Gregory Canillas
Gregory Canillas
Soul 2 Soul
Gregory Canillas
GREGORY CANILLAS, Ph.D., currently serves as President & CEO of Soul 2 Soul, a company that provides couples and parenting retreats. With a double major in Psychology and American History from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology, Dr. Canillas is currently an Associate Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Los Angeles). He also serves on the adjunct faculties at Pepperdine University and National University. He currently serves as a member of the American Psychological Association’s Joint Task Force to Revise the Professional Practice Guidelines for Working with Sexual Minorities. Dr. Canillas is a frequent presenter at regional, national, and international conferences on LGBTQ issues, foster care, domestic trafficking of children, relationship issues, intimate partner violence, substance abuse and psychological treatment of ethnic minority populations.


We are Here, We are Queer: Affirmative Treatment with LGBTQ+ Clients
The American Psychological Association recently published the "APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Sexual Minority Persons". He served as one of co-authors, writing on relationships, youth in foster care, and the coming out process. The Guidelines highlight the latest research and move well beyond the last iteration published ten years ago. He will walk you through the research and how it’s useful for you and your clients. He will also use case examples to stimulate discussion and highlight possible treatment strategies for working with LGBTQ+ youth. Special attention will be paid to LGBTQ+ youth in foster care.