ALGBTIC Competencies for Counseling LGBQIQA Individuals. June 2012
The aim of these competencies is to provide a framework for creating safe, supportive, and caring relationships with LGBQIQA individuals, groups, and communities that foster self-acceptance and personal, social, emotional, and relational development.
ALGBTIC Competencies for Counseling Transgender Clients. September 2009
This document contains suggested competencies for use in counseling with transgender clients. These competencies are geared toward professionally trained counselors who work with transgender individuals, families, groups, or communities.
Practice Briefs are research-based summaries of best practices, evidence-based practices, and research-based approaches covering a wide variety of client-presenting issues and counseling topics.
Practice Brief: LGBTQQ - Affirmative Counseling 12/2014
Other ACA Resources
Counseling LGBTQ Adults Throughout the Life Span is a training and conceptual guide that can supplement the literature and practice knowledge for those working with adults who identify as a member of the LGBTQ community. The guide is a compilation of experiences of many professional counselors, counselor educators, counseling supervisors, and leaders in the counseling profession, and it is hoped that the guide will illuminate the diverse views within the adult developmental process as it pertains to issues of mental health, life satisfaction, and a focus on the uniqueness of the LGBTQ adult population.
Roland, C. B., & Burlew, L. D. (Eds.). (2017). Counseling LGBTQ adults throughout the life span.
Developing Competence in Working With LBGTQI+ Communities: Awareness, Knowledge, Skills, and Action
Speakers: Misty M. Ginicola, PhD, Joel M. Filmore, EdD, Cheri Smith, PhD, Professor
Serving the Needs of the LGBTQ Clients: The State of Civil Rights Protections in Schools and the Workplace; Advocating for LGBTQ Students and Clients
Speakers:Amy Zavadil, Ph.D., NCC
De Opresso Liber, Part II: Counseling and Advocating for Trans* Military Service Members During Uncertain Times
Speakers: Deanna N. Cor, PhD, Megan J. Doughty Shaine, PhD
Identity Development of South Asian Same-Sex Attracted Women: Implications for Counseling
Speaker: Surinder Bal, PhD, LPC, NCC
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Youth: Family Acceptance and Emotional Development
Speaker:Julie Basulto, MA in Marriage and Family Therapy
Transgender- Moving from Awareness to Advocacy
Speaker:Rebecca Smith, LPC, CPCS
Ethical and Legal Considerations: Complicated Issues in Challenging Times
Speaker: Stephanie F. Dailey, EdD
Resiliency Factors of Trans-College Students: Implications for Professional Counselors and Higher Education Professionals
Speakers:Jane E. Rheineck, PhD, Matthew Lonski
If You See Something, Say Something: Responding to Student and Supervisee Microaggressions
Speaker(s): Anita A. Neuer, PhD, John F. Marszalek, PhD, Kevin C. Snow, PhD, Mary Aab, LPC
An Affirmative Approach in Evaluating and Recommending Candidates for Gender Transition
Speaker: Varunee Faii Sangganjanavanich, PhD
ACA Partner Resources
The 2018 LGBTQ Youth Report. The HRC Foundation and the University of Connecticut released the largest-of-its-kind survey of more than 12,000 LGBTQ teenagers across the nation, revealing in distressing detail the persistent challenges so many of them face going about their daily lives at home, at school, and in their communities.
Human Rights Campaign (2018). 2018 LGBTQ youth report. Retrieved from