Bi+ Affirmative Psychotherapy: Unique Psychosocial Issues for Bisexual, Pansexual, and Sexually Fluid Women


This is a virtual event, accessible online. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


This workshop will provide an in-depth look at the complex psychological issues specifically facing bisexual, pansexual, fluid, and non-monosexual identified (“bi+”) women. Both the stage models and Dr. Mimi’s “congruence model” for bi+ identity development will be discussed, as well as how bi+ women navigate same-gender and other-gender sexual and romantic attractions, relationships, and managing identity labels throughout their life span.  Bi+ women also encounter different forms of minority stresses and microaggressions via biphobia, homophobia, “heterophobia,” and bi erasure depending on their social communities and affiliations.  This course will delve into the nuances of sexual and romantic intimacy with heterosexual male, lesbian female, and bi+ and transgender partners for bi+ women. Clinical Issues of internalized biphobia, mood disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, sexual assault, and suicidality will also be covered, all through the lens of ecosystemic intersectional feminist and LGBT-affirming psychotherapy models.  Attendees will gain theoretical, research, clinical, and community knowledge through lecture, videos, interactive discussions, and resource sharing, and will be able to implement their knowledge to in-class case vignettes.

Dr. Mimi Hoang is a nationally recognized psychologist, author, and advocate for the LGBTQ and Asian American communities. Her LGBTQ leadership since the 1990s includes co-founding 3 bi+ organizations, multiple publications, invitations to the White House, and being named “One of the Most Significant Women in the Bisexual Movement.” Currently Dr. Mimi works as a Staff Psychologist at Loyola Marymount University and Adjunct Faculty at Antioch University.

Continuing Education

4.0 CE
Production Date:


Price: $140.00