Author Type

Faculty

Location

U-Hall 3-094

Start Date

28-3-2018 11:10 AM

End Date

28-3-2018 12:00 PM

Presentation Type

Panel

Abstract

Many issues affecting the well-being of LGBTQ individuals and communities need more research to inform clinical and counseling practice. Transformative leadership employs a social justice framework to focus attention, resources, and research on critical LGBTQ agendas so that this marginalized and underserved population can receive needed services and programs. This panel of Counseling and Psychology faculty and doctoral students discuss how they are taking a leadership role through research, practice, and training in specific LGBTQ issues.

  • Bisexuality is commonly misunderstood as society struggles to move from binary conceptualizations of sexuality and gender to new paradigms. Queer women are often confronted with microaggressions, including biased assumptions, erasure, and identity misrecognition, that affect their sense of self and relationships.
  • The intricate complexities of parenting a transgender child are not adequately understood, and parents of transgender youth can experience disenfranchised grief when envisioning their child’s gender transition. Research on how that grief and loss influence the parent and child relationship is needed.
  • Sexual health services have not been inclusive of the transgender experience. A comprehensive definition of sexual health extends beyond risk reduction and disease prevention to include one’s ability to experience pleasure and have a healthy relationship with one’s body.
  • Due to stigmatization, transgender clients or students often face work-related issues around job searching, employment discrimination, and career decision-making, and need the support of informed counselors and advocates.
  • Families with transitioning or gender questioning children need trans-affirmative counselors and advocates who assist them in navigating school, work and life as a family.

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Mar 28th, 11:10 AM Mar 28th, 12:00 PM

Leadership in LGBTQ Research and Practice within Counseling Psychology

U-Hall 3-094

Many issues affecting the well-being of LGBTQ individuals and communities need more research to inform clinical and counseling practice. Transformative leadership employs a social justice framework to focus attention, resources, and research on critical LGBTQ agendas so that this marginalized and underserved population can receive needed services and programs. This panel of Counseling and Psychology faculty and doctoral students discuss how they are taking a leadership role through research, practice, and training in specific LGBTQ issues.

  • Bisexuality is commonly misunderstood as society struggles to move from binary conceptualizations of sexuality and gender to new paradigms. Queer women are often confronted with microaggressions, including biased assumptions, erasure, and identity misrecognition, that affect their sense of self and relationships.
  • The intricate complexities of parenting a transgender child are not adequately understood, and parents of transgender youth can experience disenfranchised grief when envisioning their child’s gender transition. Research on how that grief and loss influence the parent and child relationship is needed.
  • Sexual health services have not been inclusive of the transgender experience. A comprehensive definition of sexual health extends beyond risk reduction and disease prevention to include one’s ability to experience pleasure and have a healthy relationship with one’s body.
  • Due to stigmatization, transgender clients or students often face work-related issues around job searching, employment discrimination, and career decision-making, and need the support of informed counselors and advocates.
  • Families with transitioning or gender questioning children need trans-affirmative counselors and advocates who assist them in navigating school, work and life as a family.