LGBTQ Issues

Friday, March 17
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID #611, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 11
Transgender Students’ Experiences at Women’s Colleges: A Call for Advocacy
30-Minute Poster Session
Laura Boyd Farmer
College is a critical time of identity formation and exploration for students. Gender is one aspect of identity that may crystallize during these college years for transgender individuals. Women’s colleges are perceived as a safe haven for minority voices to be heard and empowered; yet what are the experiences of students who transition while attending women’s colleges? The presenters will share their qualitative findings and engage in dialogue about challenges and opportunities to support transgender students.

 

Friday, March 17
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Program ID #625, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 11
Transference in the Treatment of LGBTQ Clients with Borderline Personality Disorder
30-Minute Poster Session
Angela M. Sette, Andrew James Campbell
The use of transference interpretations in the psychodynamic treatment of LGBTQ clients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder expands the treatment options for a highly stigmatized population. Current research supports the practice of interpreting the therapeutic relationship resulting in a more collaborative therapeutic process for individuals with relational difficulties. Clinical implications and considerations for future research will also be discussed.

 

Friday, March 17
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Program ID #653, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 11
Transitioning Well: Using a Wellness Model with Transgender Clients Seeking Hormones
30-Minute Poster Session
Abby Roh
This poster will provide an overview of research into the use of the Wellness Model with transgender clients. The Wellness Model draws upon the inherent strengths in being transgender. The presenter will provide three case examples demonstrating the use of the five-factor Wellness Model with transgender and gender-nonconforming clients. The presenter will also describe how cisgender privilege can impact the administration and interpretation of intake interviews and assessments with transgender clients.

 

Friday, March 17
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Program ID #674, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 4
Increasing Empathy When Counseling LGBTQI Clients: The Use of a Sexuality Course
30-Minute Poster Session
Betty Cardona
The presenter will discuss findings of a three-year longitudinal study on how a sexuality course could facilitate counselors-in-training to gain sensitivity and empathy working with LGBTQI clients. The presenter will discuss specific ways in which this topic could be incorporated into the curriculum with attention to CACREP 2016 standards and Multicultural Social Justice and Counseling Competencies 2016 in the implementation of a sexuality course.

 

Friday, March 17
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #692, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 8
Counseling Approaches and Interventions for LGBT Youth
30-Minute Poster Session
Marcela Kepic, Jessica Herrera, Geraldine Lopez
LGBT youth are one of the minorities in the U.S. many times ridiculed and ostracized. They are twice as likely as their peers to be assaulted at school. Depression is one of the risk factors that LGBT youth face due to the lack of support and aceptance in their communities. This poster session addresses LGBT youth identity development, highlights risk factors and challenges associated with LGBT minority, and discusses effective individual and group interventions that can be used to empower LBGT youth minority.

 

Saturday, March 18
11:00am - 11:30am
ARCA Featured Session
Program ID #704, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 4
Addressing Microaggressions Experienced by LGBTQ+ Persons with Disabilities in Health Care Settings
30-Minute Poster Session
Kaitlin Kimmel, Alex Locust, Sandra Fitzgerald
A literature review regarding the impact of microaggressions experienced in medical settings by LGBTQ people with disabilities. This poster will explore roles for rehabilitation counselors as supports for LGBTQ individuals with disabilities receiving medical care and as providers of psychoeducation to medical professionals about the relationship between microaggressions and patient satisfaction.

 

Saturday, March 18
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Program ID #726, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 12
The Intersectionality of LGBTQ and Immigrant Populations into Multiculturalism
30-Minute Poster Session
Juanita Barnett, Courtney R. East
This poster session will identify the unique challenges that LGBTQ Immigrants face. The session will also provide counselors and counselors-in-training with information aimed at increasing their understanding of multicultural competencies, to include the intersectionality between the LGBTQ and immigrant populations and to understand the unique needs of this diverse group. The presenters will also provide educational handouts with resource guides.

 

Saturday, March 18
3:00pm - 3:30pm
ALGBTIC Featured Session
Program ID #757, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 1
Standards of Care for Assessment and Research with LGBTQ+ Persons: A Cross-Divisional Collaboration
30-Minute Poster Session
Kristopher Goodrich, Melissa Luke, Joshua C. Watson, Franco Dispenza, Laura Boyd Farmer, R. J. Davis, Catherine Griffith
This session will present on a cross-divisional collaborative venture to explore standards of care/best practices for research and assessment with LGBTQ+ persons, the Presidential Initiative for the 2015-2016 year for the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling. Information from this joint work with the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling will be presented, and feedback on the standards of care will be solicited from participants.

 

Saturday, March 18
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Program ID #765, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 9
Transgender Alliance: Strategies for Family, Community, and School Counselors
30-Minute Poster Session
Zachary Pietrantoni, Szu-Yu Chen
Transgender people are more likely than cisgender people to experience stigmas, which might have long-term negative effects (Seelman et al., 2015; White Hughto et al., 2015). Greytak, Kosciw, and Boesen (2013) called for more transgender-focused supports and resources because transgender needs are different from lesbian, gay, and bisexual needs. The purpose of this poster session is to provide information and resources about developing transgender alliances that focus on specific needs of transgender people across the lifespan.

 

Saturday, March 18
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #795, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 11
Wellness and Distress in LGBTQ Populations: A Meta-Analytic Research Synthesis
30-Minute Poster Session
Jeff Moe
Meta-analysis of 27 effect size estimates resulted in identification of a small to moderate average effect between indices of wellness and indices of psycho-social distress. This outcome was moderated by whether study measures were validated with LGBTQ populations and by the type of population sampled. Social support was found to have a reliable impact on LGBTQ distress. Implications for practice, training, and further research will be discussed.


Saturday, March 18
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #798, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 14
Attachment, Well-Being, Distress, and Spirituality in Celibate Gay Christians
30-Minute Poster Session
Olya Zaporozhets
The purpose of this poster session is to provide further understanding of the relationship between some psychological factors and spirituality of celibate gay Christians. Some researchers have previously indicated the inner turmoil that occurs at the intersection of Christian faith and sexual orientation. However, the psychological and spiritual outcomes have not been previously researched in those who arrive at the decision to be celibate in the midst of their same-sex attraction.

 

Sunday, March 19
10:00am - 10:30am
ALGBTIC Featured Session
Program ID #815, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 1
Affirmative Supervision: Ethical Approach and Best Practices for LGBTQ+ Supervisees and Clients
30-Minute Poster Session
Jared S. Rose, Eric R. Baltrinic
Supervisors and counselor educators must be affirming of all sex, sexuality, and gender identities, especially those of minorities such as LGBTQ+. This poster session will provide the tenants of affirmative therapy (Rose & Baltrinic, 2015) and how they construct the platform of affirmative supervision. The session will identify how this contributes to supervisees’ competence and level of supervision satisfaction, enhancing positive client outcomes. Emerging research in this area will also be discussed.

 

Sunday, March 19
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Program ID #853, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 11
Using Technology To Better Counsel LGBTQ Adolescent and Young Adult Clients
30-Minute Poster Session
Raquista Claitt, Elizabeth A. Holmes
The stark reality in our world is that those in need of counseling services may not receive them for various reasons, including lack of access, cultural barriers, shame, and a wide array of other possibilities. These barriers may be amplified and multiplied for individuals in the LGBTQ community, particularly adolescents in or considering the LGBTQ community. The presenters propose the ethical use of technology as an alternative way to provide valuable, much-needed counseling services and support to these clients in a safe environment.

 

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