Sand Chang, Ph.D., Darlene A. Hall, Ph.D., and Shawna Sodersten, MFT founded LGBTQ Psychotherapists of Color (QTOC) in September, 2009. QTOC is a San Francisco/Bay Area grassroots, volunteer-led group providing support, networking, leadership development, and community building opportunities for LGBTQs of Color in Psychology, Social Work, and Counseling. Our members are students through professionals (licensed and unlicensed). We work in a variety of settings, including schools, nonprofit and community-based organizations, government, academia, hospitals and clinics, private practice, and consulting.

QTOC activities over the past 10 years have included:

  • Listserv

  • Steering committees

  • Needs assessments

  • Evaluations

  • Quarterly meetings

  • Consultation groups

  • Multiple Role/Multiple Relationship Advisors

  • Psychotherapy Referral Website

  • Mentor Program