Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns

The Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns mission is to:

  • Study and evaluate on an ongoing basis how the issues and concerns of lesbian, gay male, bisexual and transgender psychologists can best be dealt with;

  • Encourage objective and unbiased research in areas relevant to lesbian, gay male, bisexual and transgender adults and youths and the social impact of such research;

  • Examine the consequences of inaccurate information and stereotypes about lesbian, gay male, bisexual and transgender adults and youths in clinical practice;

  • Develop educational materials for distribution to psychologists and others; and

  • Make recommendations regarding the integration of these issues into the APA's activities to further the cause of civil and legal rights of lesbian, gay male, bisexual and transgender psychologists within the profession (Association Rule 150-4).

Staff Liaisons

Members

  • 2014 Chair: Jose Miranda, PsyD (2012-14) 
  • Helen Hsu, PsyD (2012-14) 
  • Ruth E. Fassinger, PhD (2013-15) 
  • Sand Chang, PhD (2013-15) 
  • Tania Israel, PhD (2014-2016) 
  • Mark Brennan-Ing PhD (2014-2016)

Task Forces & Working Groups

Working Group on Revising and Updating the 1993 APA Resolution on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth in Schools

In January, 2013, the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns established a working group to revise and update the 1993 APA Resolution on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth in Schools in collaboration with the Committee on Children, Youth and Families, Division 44's Youth and Families Committee, Division 16 and the National Association of School Psychologists.

Task Force on Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Clients

Call for Nominations

Committee Annual Reports