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GSEP Supports Mental Health Needs Of LGBTQIA+ Community

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This month we are pleased to share the most recent decade of publications from current and past students that are in support of the mental health needs of the LGBTQIA+ community. 

GSEP has a rich history of serving a wide range of individuals and communities through academic offerings, scholarly activity, and clinical services. These are some of the many ways we live our mission to be an innovative learning community where faculty, staff, and students of diverse cultures and perspectives work collaboratively to foster academic excellence, social purpose, meaningful service, and personal fulfillment.

Please see the scholarly work our students have completed on this topic over the last decade below.

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GRAD YEARGRADUATE NAMEDISSERTATION TITLE
2011Goni BissellGender Differences in the Use of Humor in Intimate Relationships and Marital Adjustment
2012Sloane MillerThe Relationship between Apathy and Executive Functioning in an Older HIV Population
2013Sharon BirmanClinical Intake Interviewing: Proposing LGB Affirmative Recommendations
2014Michael BurniasA Qualitative Study of Familial Factors Which Contribute to a Positive Coming Out Process
2014Jessica MagallanesExperiences with Formal and Informal Support: A Case Study of a Female-to-Male Transgender Individual
2016Sandra Slater (Vargas-Diaz)An Exploration of Gender Identity and Gender Roles within the Context of Latinas' Military Service
2017Paul PeralesDeveloping a Supplemental Resource for Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists Working with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adolescents
2020Nardos BelletteInvestigation of the Multidimensional Well-Being Assessment (MWA) In A Sample of Sexual Minority Women of Color (SMWOC)
2020Marlene CabreraGendered Warrior: Centering Latinx Empowerment in Treatment
2020Aimen KhourakiThe Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse on the Self-Identified Gay Male
2021Courtney CrispBeyond Tolerance: An Examination of LGBTQ+ Cultural Competence in Eating Disorder Treatment Centers
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2019Egypt LeithmanTransgender Inmate Experiences in Prison Systems, Jails, and Detention Centers in the United States
2019Chyna ParkerNon-binary Experiences in the Context of Gender Dichotomization: A Qualitative Systematic Review