Conversations Exploring Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Identities 


Postponed to

Monday, June 7th 2-4pm CST
2 hours of Ethics CEs are provided

How do we engage and explore Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) identities within therapeutic encounters? The workshop will introduce participants to the diversity of Asian populations within the US. We will explore our collective experience from different social- and geo-locations as it relates to our identity stories. Drawing on the concepts of hyperlinked identity and cultural curiosity we will offer conversational resources for clinical engagement. Join us for an engaging and interactive conversation to explore AAPI identities in action!


Saliha Bava, Ph.D., LMFT
Victoria Liu, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
Peta-Gay Ledbetter, Ph.D.

Saliha Bava, Ph.D. LMFT, an MFT Associate Professor at Mercy College, is an HGI Faculty, ICCP Board member and Taos Institute advisory board member. She is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, served on the AFTA Board (2012-2017). As the ITSP’s Director of Research, she co-founded the Resilience Collective. Her focus on performative practices, dialogue as socially just and hyperlinked identities is part of her activism where she questions the dominant discourses of research methodology, training, social justice, and identity. She co-authored The Relational Book for Parenting & runs the Relational Play Lab at Mercy. Originally from India, Saliha lives & consults in NYC. Follow her @ThinkPlay

Dr. Victoria Liu is a bilingual (English and Mandarin Chinese) Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas, and a National Board-Certified Counselor (NCC). Victoria serves the Houston community as a mental health clinician since 2013 and continue to support the culturally diverse community through her private practice in Houston. Victoria’s research and clinical interests are in the areas of Collaborative Therapy outcome measurement, counselor education and professional identity in minority students, and relationship issues from the Collaborative/Narrative aspect. Victoria received her BS in Chemistry from University of Louisiana at Lafayette, MA in Counseling from Sam Houston State University, and Ph.D. in Counseling Education and Supervision from Sam Houston State University. Current, she is a full-time Assistant Profession in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology teaching next generation counselors.

Dr. Peta-gay Chen Ledbetter is the Clinical Director at Home of Hope, an RTC for girls rescued from trafficking. She is an Associate Adjunct professor at the University of Houston, and Field Supervisor for many Counseling interns and students. Although she is involved in many nonprofits, her special interest is in trauma of sexual assault and human trafficking. She was born in Kingston, Jamaica and immigrated with her family to the USA when she was 8 years old. She holds dual PhD's in Educational Psychology and Individual Differences, a Master's of Education in Counseling and a Bachelors in Psychology. She is also a Registered Nurse since 1991. She has a unique life perspective as a multiracial person of color, and as an immigrant. She ethnically self-identifies as a Jamaican-Chinese, 3rd generation born in Jamaica. However, she holds space for the Jamaican culture, the Chinese culture and traditions as well as American cultures. She speaks English, Spanish and Patois.


Schedule of this Training: 

Monday, May 24th 2pm-4pm CST

Virtual Location:

The Workshop will be held live on Zoom, an online video-conferencing platform. Zoom link will be sent to you in your registration email receipt.

Training Fees:

Online Virtual Workshop: $30.00


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