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The presenters discuss Queer People of Color and Intersectionality Issues in Counseling. Dr. Erby and Mr. Chan explain the history of the term “queer people of color” and offers practical suggestions to help counselors better assist clients with unique experiences and cultural identities. Assessment, minority stress, suggestions to help clients and the concept of intersectionality are defined. Finally, the presenters offer suggestions to explore the cultural context as a way for counselors to understand the needs of their clients.
Adrienne N. Erby, PhD, NCC received her Master’s in Community Counseling from Oklahoma State University and her PhD in Counseling from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). Dr. Erby has mental health counseling experience in college counseling, hospice care, K-12 schools and mental health agencies. She currently works as an assistant professor at Argosy University, Washington DC. Dr. Erby has presented on LGBTQ issues in counseling at numerous conferences including the American Counseling Association, Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, North Carolina Counseling Association, and The Bob Barret Distinguished Lecture Series and Multicultural Conference at UNCC. She has been an Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC) member since 2011 and served as President of the ALGBTIC chapter of the North Carolina Counseling Association (ALGBIC-NC).
Christian D. Chan, MA, NCC is a second-year doctoral student in Counseling with the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at The George Washington University. He received his MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with GWU and currently serves as an admissions counselor with the GWU College of Professional Studies. His broad interests revolve around multicultural counseling, multicultural supervision, and social justice. He is specifically interested in intersectionality of cultural identity, acculturative stress, intergenerational conflict, and ethnic identity development and socialization. His prior professional experiences include working as a case manager with foster care adolescents and working as an outpatient counselor, providing individual, couples, parent-child, and family counseling services.
Among other questions, Rebecca Daniel-Burke asks:
- What is the term “Queer people of Color” and what does it means?
- What do counselors need to know about the experiences of Queer people of Color?
- In practice, what do you think counselors often miss when working with Queer people of Color?
- How do multiple minority experiences and minority-stress impact clients?
- How can counselors more effectively work with Queer people of Color?
- What is intersectionality?
- How does intersectionality relate to multicultural counseling?
- How do counselors use intersectionality as a framework for understanding client experiences?
- What is the strength of the intersectionality framework, compared to other approaches?
- What are some examples of issues that are relevant to Queer people of Color and intersectionality?
Running Time: 60 Minutes