LGBTQ Issues

Friday, April 1, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #704, Room 210E, Poster 4
Psychological Distress in Gay, Bisexual, and Heterosexual Roman Catholic Priests
30-Minute Poster Session
Paula J. Britton, Cecile Brennan
An online survey (N = 103) of Roman Catholic priests was conducted to assess contributions to psychological distress from sexual identity, stress, social support, and fear of compassion from others. Results indicated that psychological distress was predicted by stress, fear of compassion from others, and gay identity as compared to heterosexual identity. Gay identified priests were more distressed than heterosexually identified. Qualitative results will be presented and counseling and policy implications discussed.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Program ID #729, Room 210E, Poster 5
Tailored Prevention and Treatment for LGBQ and Transgender Youth for Substance Use
30-Minute Poster Session
Delton L. Harris
The purpose of this poster session is provide information and education about tailoring counseling services to the LGB and transgender communities. The session will educate providers and counselors about the double and triple minority statues these communities carry daily and how their treatment should address and process these issues in order to help clients obtain and sustain sobriety. The presenter will be reevaluating and redefining Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to effectively address the true needs of these vulnerable communities.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #776, Room 210E, Poster 4
Heterosexual and Homosexual Male Parenting Styles and Satisfaction: A Comparison
30-Minute Poster Session
Raymond Allen Blanchard, III, Michael James Bologna
This poster session will present the findings of a study that compared fathers’ parenting styles and satisfaction by sexual orientation. The session will discuss methodology that included both qualitative and quantitative data, and themes found within the responses. The presenters will discuss implications for future research based on the results and contributions to the field of counseling that include understanding barriers faced due to sexual orientation, male identity, and the changing of family systems.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
CSI Session
Program ID #782, Room 210E, Poster 10
Disclosing an Invisible Identity: The LGBTQ Counselor's Unique Challenge
30-Minute Poster Session
Benjamin Hearn
Counselors who identify as LGBTQ face a unique challenge in that disclosing this identity to clients may have a profound impact on the course of therapy. This poster session will provide a model of how LGBTQ counselors may reach a decision regarding disclosure and how this identity may affect their practice. The session also will provide suggestions for educators, supervisors, and researchers.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #789, Room 210E, Poster 5
LGBTQQ Persons with PTSD Symptomology: Model for Group Intervention
30-Minute Poster Session
Jeanmarie Keim
Among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) populations, PTSD symptoms are more prevalent than in the general population, yet controversial Criterion A is often not met, leaving these people not diagnosable. Few LGBTQQ-specific group interventions have been developed for PTSD symptomology. This poster session presents an outline for a group work model that addresses microaggressions, internal and external oppression, and minority stress.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
ALGBTIC Session
Program ID #837, Room 210E, Poster 5
Best Practices for Counselors Working with LGBTQ Individuals Over the Lifespan
30-Minute Poster Session
Jane E. Rheineck, Suzy Wise, Jeffrey Gowing
This poster session will introduce ALGBTIC’s best practices for counselors who work with LGBTQ people through the lifespan. The presenters took a developmental approach spanning middle to older adulthood. Domains of (a) coming out, (b) family, (c) health, (d) career, and (f) spirituality are intertwined throughout each stage. Issues the LGBTQ community encounter will be addressed as they relate to a developmental perspective and diverse identities. Effective ethical-based treatment also will be discussed.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #861, Room 210E, Poster 5
Counseling in a Changing World: What Counselors Should Know About Same-Sex Marriage
30-Minute Poster Session
John T. Super
This poster session discusses the impact of same-sex marriage on the counseling profession. The session offers the history of traditional marriage, and the events leading to legalizing same-sex marriage; examines the negative and positive effects resulting from same-sex marriages; provides a better understanding about the emotions experienced; and offers knowledge and techniques applicable to clinical practices for current and future counselors. This session is geared toward all counselors.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Program ID #869, Room 210E, Poster 1
Predictor Variables of Substance Use Among Women Who Have Sex with Women
30-Minute Poster Session
Cort Micah Dorn-Medeiros, Kiri Horsey, Arien Muzacz
Elevated use of alcohol, tobacco, and recreational drugs is a major public health risk in the U.S.. Women who report same-sex partners may be at particular risk for experiencing negative health effects from problematic substance use. This poster session will present research that examined the predictive power of various risk factors on alcohol, tobacco, and recreational drug use among women who have sex with women. The presenters will facilitate discussion on clinical implications and recommendations for future research.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
ALGBTIC Session
Program ID #885, Room 210E, Poster 5
The ALGBTIC Research Initiative: Outcomes from a Year of Exploration
30-Minute Poster Session
Kristopher M. Goodrich, Melissa Luke
This poster session will introduce attendees to the 2015-2016 ALGBTIC Presidential Initiative surrounding research and assessment with LGBTQI communities. Attendees will understand the background and status of current research in this field and discuss current empirical gaps within the field. The presenters will provide best-practice suggestions for future empirical work.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
CSI Session
Program ID #890, Room 210E, Poster 10
Stand with Me: LGBTQ Rights in Nebraska
30-Minute Poster Session
Christopher Michael Fenwick, Ryan Kawata, Jason Dillard, Cristian Rodriguez, Chuanyao Zheng, Julie A. Burbach
This poster session details the involvement of a Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) chapter in social advocacy and community engagement. Alongside local LGBTQ organizations (Kearney PFLAG, UNK’s Queer-Straight Alliance), the LGBTQ community, family, and friends, CSI provided education, advocacy, and support to the community on LGBTQ rights.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #909, Room 210E, Poster 5
Mental Health First Aid for Individuals: A Pilot Study
30-Minute Poster Session
Amanda B. Lappin
This poster session will present a suggested format for developing mental health first aid materials for LGBTQ individuals. The qualitative and quantitative data gathered from the evaluation component of the study will provide insight into the creation and implementation of mental health first aid materials. The session will address work with LGBTQ individuals and the crises they may face. Resources and information about LGBTQ crises will be presented as well as suggested practices.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
AARC Session
Program ID #792, Room 210E, Poster 8
Images of Resiliency: Photovoice with LGBT*IQ Populations
30-Minute Poster Session
Whitney Paige Akers, Carrie A. Wachter Morris
Developed as a means of social advocacy and based on feminist principles of transitioning the power of self-depiction and self-definition into the hands of marginalized populations, “photovoice” evidences a foundation of client-centered ideology in research and counseling. This poster session will explore the ethics and implementation of photovoice within research, advocacy, and counseling contexts, specifically focusing on LGBT*IQ clients and communities.