2012 CLGBTC Annual Report
2012 Chair: Ellyn Kaschak, PhD (2010-2012)
Angela D. Ferguson, PhD (2011-2013)
Helen Hsu, PsyD (2012-2014)
Jose Miranda, PsyD (2012-2014)
Kevin Nadal PhD (2010-2012)
Parrish L. Paul, PhD (2011-2013)
The 2012 committee includes two members identifying as lesbians, three members identifying as gay men, and one member identifying as an ally. One of the members is a senior psychologist, two members are mid-career psychologists and three members are early career psychologists. One member identifies as African-American, one as Asian-American, two as European-American, one as Filipino and one member identifies as Latino.
The committee established two subcommittees, (1) Dissemination and Implementation and (2) Science, as a means to monitor and achieve tasks on the committee’s agenda. The committee has decided to move to a system of two co-chairs per year. The committee decided to discuss diversity implications, considerations and/or opportunities related to all committee agenda items. The committee has established a practice of self-introductions in which all attendees and visitors acknowledge their gender pronoun preference.
2012 CLGBTC Outstanding Achievement Award
2012 Convention Activities
The committee conducted a CLGBTC Town Hall Meeting program at the APA meeting in Orlando. The primary purpose was to inform APA members about the committee’s mission and goals and to offer a forum for APA members to provide feedback to the committee regarding LGBTQ psychology, issues, concerns, and communities in respect to APA academic and clinical training programs. The committee co-sponsored one Town Hall Meeting with Youth and Families Chair Richard Sprott, Division 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues).
Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender Clients
The committee established a joint task force with Division 44 to develop guidelines for psychological practice with transgender clients. Co-chairs for the task force are Drs. Anneliese Singh and lore m. dickey, and the other members are Drs. Walter O. Bockting, Sand Chang, Kelly Ducheny, Laura Edwards-Leeper, Randal D. Ehrbar, Max Fuhrmann, Michael L. Hendricks and Ellen Magalhaes. The governance review of the guidelines is expected to begin in 2013.
Advocacy for Transgender Inclusion in APA Governance
Dissemination and Implementation
The CLGBTC Dissemination and Implementation Subcommittee and the National Council of School Professional Psychology (NCSPP) developed and piloted a workshop addressing affirmative practice with individuals experiencing conflict between their sexuality and their religion based on chapter six of the Report of the APA Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation. The workshop was presented at the APA 2012 Annual Convention for CEU credit and is now an online offering of the APA Continuing Education Office.