International Network on LGBT Issues in Psychology
The International Network on Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Concerns & Transgender Issues in Psychology (International Network) was formed in 2005 and is composed of national, multinational and international psychological associations that are cooperating to achieve the following aims to:
Increase cross-cultural collaboration among psychological researchers and practitioners who are concerned about the mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations;
Increase knowledge among psychologists and other mental health practitioners about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations;
Apply psychological research and mental health practice guidelines that address the needs and concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations to international health policy;
Increase the number of national, multinational, and international psychological associations that formally reject the mental disorder conception of homosexuality and that promote mental health practice that is affirmative of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
These aims reflect the goals and recommendations in the final report of the international meeting Sexual Orientation and Mental Health: Toward Global Perspectives on Practice and Policy (PDF, 881KB), which met in San Francisco in the year 2001 and was sponsored by several national and international psychological associations.
Members of the International Network
Australia: Australian Psychological Society
Brazil: Conselho Federal de Psicologia
Colombia: Sociedad Colombiana de Psicología
Europe: Association of Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Psychologies
Hong Kong SAR: Hong Kong Psychological Society
Ireland: Psychological Society of Ireland
- Netherlands: Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen
Philippines: Psychological Association of the Philippines
South Africa: Psychological Society of South Africa
United States: American Psychological Association
Join the International Network
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Concerns Office
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242, USA
(202) 336-6041 Telephone
(202) 336-6040 Fax
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