Community Education Speaker
Minh's background is in community mental health, where he has served individuals of the LGBT community, HIV-positive persons, the monolingual Vietnamese population at Special Service for Groups in Los Angeles County and Mental Health Association in Orange County, California. Even prior to becoming a clinician, Minh worked for a number of years at the Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team (APAIT) and The LGBT Center of Orange County as a paraprofessional counselor helping prevent transitional aged youth from contracting HIV and becoming addicted to drugs and alcohol.
Upon his graduation from Pacifica Graduate Institute's M.A. in Counseling Psychology graduate degree program, Minh was named one of 70 Los Angeles County MFT Stipend recipients. As part of his year-long stipend commitment, he has been working with Latino children, teens, families, and individual adult clients, at Enki Health & Research Systems, Inc. (EHRS), a county public mental health clinic in Bell Gardens, CA. Minh was then awarded a scholarship to complete a 9-month post-graduate certificate program in psychedelic therapies and research at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). This program is the first of its kind in this country, preparing clinicians to staff psychedelic therapy research in anticipation of expanded access, which will bring psychedelic treatment out of clinical trials in research university hospital settings and into outpatient clinics throughout the country.