Title

Program Development of a Graduate Psychology LGBTQ+ Diversity Course

Publication Date

3-2020

Abstract

Numerous studies have demonstrated that affirmative cultural diversity courses significantly increase graduate students’ competency when treating diverse clients (Morgan Consoli & Marin, 2016). However, the number of such courses that adequately address Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and other sexual minorities (LGBTQ+) topics are staggeringly low (Rock, Carlson, & McGeorge, 2010). Across America’s graduate programs, graduating students have demonstrated incompetency to work effectively with LGBTQ+ individuals (Bidell, 2013). As LGBTQ+ persons are not readily identifiable and comprise over 20% of America’s millennial population alone, all psychologists will likely work with this population at some point and thus need to be competent to do so (GLAAD, 2017). This resource development aims to design a solution: a 10-topic graduate psychology LGBTQ+ diversity course. It will demonstrate the need for such a course, address potential pedagogical issues, and propose the lesson plan for 10 core topics to best enhance understanding, self-awareness, and competency to work with LGBTQ+ individuals clinically, in research, or assessment.

Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

First Advisor

Simpson, Stephen W.

Document Type

Dissertation

Language

English

Keywords

LGBTQ+, Diversity, Curriculum, Graduate psychology, Education, Pedagogical issues, Pedagogical solutions, Clinical work, Research, Assessment, Sexual minorities

Disciplines

Clinical Psychology | Counseling Psychology | Curriculum and Instruction | Gender and Sexuality

Comments

Public Access: If you attend a college or university, you may be granted access for free through your school library subscription to ProQuest Theses & Dissertations. Copies may be available for purchase via ProQuest Dissertations Publishing https://dissexpress.proquest.com/search.html

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Embargo Period

4-20-2020

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