LGBT Psychology and Related Fields
Social Work Faculty Presented at 1st International Conference of LGBT Psychology and Related Fields in Lisbon, Portugal
Dr. Michael P. Dentato and Dr. Jeanne Sokolec, faculty members from the School of Social Work at Loyola University Chicago, presented a series of papers and workshops at the first international conference surrounding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues this June at Instituto Universitário de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal. Dr. Dentato and Dr. Sokolec presented in collaboration with local and international colleagues including Dr. Robert Cleve from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Dr. Vera Paiva from University of Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Presentation topics included:
- Utilizing Minority Stress Theory to Examine Sexual Risk Behavior among Gay and Bisexual Men
- The Impact of Marginalization on the Healthy Aging of LGBTQ Older Adults
- Disclosure Decisions of Sexual Identity in Young Adult Males: Emergent Cross-Cultural Themes Utilizing Grounded Theory
- The Development of a Personal Human Rights Discourse as an Outcome of Sexual Identity Disclosure
- A Workshop on Developing Competency with Queer Communities: Examining Implications for Best Practices in Counseling
Sponsors of the conference were schools across the U.S. and abroad, including Columbia University, University of Michigan, Cornell University, University of London, Sapienza Università di Roma and University of Salamanca, Spain, among others. Members of the program committee included Dr. Vivienne Cass, Dr. Alex Carballo-Dieguez, Dr. Gary Harper, and Dr. Ritch Savin-Williams, among other noted international scholars in the field of LGBT issues.
For more information about the presentation topics or LGBTQ issues, please contact Dr. Dentato at firstname.lastname@example.org.