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References and Resources from the Diversity Series CE

Earlier this year, we held a Diversity Series CE designed to provide participants with a breadth of knowledge surrounding areas relevant to diversity within the psychology practice setting. Presenters will introduce and review socio-political challenges, assessment models, as well as strategies and techniques for treating different populations.

Please check-out these references and resources from the Diversity Series CE! They provide helpful information for working with folks from the LGBTQ+, African American, and Latinx communities.

This information is also available as a PDF you can download here.

Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists

Adopted from:
Krysztofiak, S. M. (2020, October). Affirmative psychotherapy with LGBTQ+ individuals [Webinar]. Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists, Richmond, VA.

American Psychological Association. (2006). Answers to your questions about transgender individuals and gender identity. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/topics/transgender.html

American Psychological Association. (2008). Report of the APA Task Force on Gender Identity and Gender Variance. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/resources/policy/gender-identity-report.pdf

American Psychological Association. (2010). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct (2002, amended June 1, 2010). Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/principles.pdf

American Psychological Association. (2012). Guidelines for psychological practice with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients. American Psychologist, 67, 10-42.

American Psychological Association. (2015). Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People. American Psychologist, 70(9), 832-864.

Cass, V. C. (1979). Homosexual identity formation: A theoretical model. Journal of Homosexuality, 4(3), 219-235.

Fassinger, R. E. (1996). Notes from the margins: Integrating lesbian experience into vocational psychology of women. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 4, 160-175.

Gervacio, J. (2012). A comparative review of Cass’s and Fassinger’s sexual orientation identity development models. The Vermont Connection, 33(7). Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uvm.edu/tvc/vol33/iss1/7

Hays, P.A. (2008). Addressing cultural complexities in practice: Assessment, diagnosis, and therapy. Washington DC: APA.

Kort, J. (2018). LGBTQ clients in therapy: Clinical issues and treatment strategies. W.W. Norton & Company: New York.

National LGBT Heath Education Center. (2018). Suicide risk and prevention for LGBTQ people. Retrieved from https://www.lgbtqiahealtheducation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Suicide-Risk-and-Prevention-for-LGBTQ-Patients-Brief.pdf

Pew Research Center. (2013). A survey of LGBT Americans. Retrieved from https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/06/13/a-survey-of-lgbt-americans/#the-lgbt-population-and-its-sub-groups

Virginia Board of Psychology. (2019). Guidance document on the practice of conversion therapy. Retrieved from https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/psychology/psychology_guidelines.htm.

Williams Institute. (2017). LGBT data and demographics. Retrieved from https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/visualization/lgbt-stats/?topic=LGBT&area=28#density

Adopted from:
Barnes, S. (2020, November). Mental health in the black community [Webinar]. Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists, Richmond, VA.

Resources to Learn More:
Joe Feagin. “Racist America: Roots, Current Realities, and Future Reparations.” Book.

Peggy McIntosh. “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.” Book.

Robin DiAngelo. “White Fragility.” Book

Cybelle Fox. Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal. Book

John Head. Black Men and Depression. Book

Iresha Picot. The Color of Hope: People of Color Mental Health Narratives. Book

America’s racial reckoning is putting a spotlight on Black mental health. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/america-s-racial-reckoning-putting-spotlight-black-mental-health-n1241127 Article.

Demographics, Societal Issues, and Barriers to Care: https://www.mhanational.org/issues/black-and-african-american-communities-and-mental-health

Mental Health Disparities: Diverse Populations: https://www.psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/cultural-competency/education/mental-health-facts

Resources for this Presentation:
Systemic Racism: Racist America: Roots, Current Realities, and Future Reparations by Joe Feagin

Microaggressions: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/microaggression

History: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2574307/?page=2

Health Equity vs. Health Equality: https://www.nwhu.on.ca/ourservices/Pages/Equity-vs-Equality.aspx#:~:text=Health%20equity%20and%20health%20equality,the%20fruit%20on%20the%20tree.

Statistics: https://www.nami.org/Your-Journey/Identity-and-Cultural-Dimensions/Black-African-American

Barriers to Care: https://www.healthequitymatters.ca/

Providing Culturally Responsive Mental Health Treatment: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapy-types/culturally-sensitive-therapy and

Mental Health and Youth: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/black-youth-at-higher-risk-of-depression-mental-health-problems/2020/08/14/e28056ec-d66e-11ea-aff6-220dd3a14741_story.html

Additional Resources:

Adopted from:

Fuentes, M. A. (2021, February). Understanding and addressing implicit biases in
psychological practice with Latinx clients [Webinar]. Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists, Richmond, VA.

Banaji, M. R., & Greenwald, A. G. (2013). Blindspot : hidden biases of good people. Delacorte

Levine, P. G., Forscher, P. S., Austin, A. J., & Cox, W. T. (2012). Long-term reduction in
implicit race bias: A prejudice habit-breaking intervention. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 1267-1278. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2012.06.003

Forscher, P. S., Mitamura, C., Dix, E. L., Cox, W. T. L., & Devine, P. G. (2017). Breaking the prejudice habit: Mechanisms, timecourse, and longevity. Journal of Experimental Social
Psychology, 72, 133–146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2017.04.009

Greenwald, A. G., & Banaji, M. R. (1995). Implicit social cognition: attitudes, self-esteem, and stereotypes. Psychological Review, (1), 4.

Project Implict. (2011). Aboout the IAT. Retrieved from https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/iatdetails.html

Staats, C., Capatosto, K., Wright, R. & Jackson, V. (2016). State of the Science: Implicit
Bias Review. Retrieved from http://kirwaninstitute.osu.edu/wp-

Steele, C. M. (2011). Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do. New Yok, NY: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Sue, D. W., Capodilupo, C. M., Torino, G. C., Bucceri, J. M., Holder, A. M. B., Nadal, K. L., & Esquilin, M. (2007). Racial microaggressions in everyday life: Implications for clinical practice. American Psychologist, 62, 271–286.


• Race Video Series, APA/CEMA/OEMA
• White Fragility
• Ibram Kendi, author of “How To Be an Antiracist”
• Talking about Race, Beverly Tatum
• Janet Helms, A Race is a Nice Thing to Have