Letter from the Editor

Thank you for your interest in the Journal of LGBTQ Issues in Counseling, the national, peer-reviewed journal of SAIGE, a division of the American Counseling Association. The Journal is distributed quarterly by Taylor & Francis.

What makes our journal unique is its primary focus on cutting-edge empirical research, best practices, and emerging trends and issues focused on counseling the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, ally, pansexual, or other affectional and gender expansive communities at all developmental stages of life.

We publish articles focused on content areas that have direct counseling implications for members of our queer and trans communities in settings that represent the diverse contexts in which our readers work including schools, mental health agencies, colleges and universities, substance abuse treatment facilities, the criminal justice system, religious organizations, private practices, and medical centers.

Although all submitted manuscripts will be assessed for appropriateness and considered for publication, we especially encourage submissions from clinicians working in the field, educators conducting cutting edge research, and collaborations between educators and graduate students.

We hope you find the Journal valuable.

Michael P. Chaney, Ph.D., LPC, ACS


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Guidelines for Authors

The Journal of LGBTQ Issues in Counseling publishes articles focused on issues and concerns related to the mental health and well being of LGBTGEQIAP+ individuals, families, and communities.  The intent is to offer a variety of ideas and perspectives for counselors and related professionals who work with LGBTGEQIAP+ people, their families, and communities.  As such, submitted articles should focus on one of the following areas:

Research Studies:
Articles within this focus represent qualitative and/or quantitative studies that contribute new understanding to the fields of counseling and/or counselor education as it relates to LGBTGEQIAP+ people. These manuscripts should include an introduction, review of the literature, methodology, data analyses, results, and discussion.  Implicit in these are clear descriptions of the studies purpose and implications for counseling, counselor training, and future research.

New/Innovative Practices:
Articles within this focus represent ways of approaching counseling, counselor education, training, supervision, or program design that reflect new ideas or innovative approaches that are grounded in counseling theory and/or research.

Conceptual Articles:
Submissions in this focus represent original thinking related to the theory and practice of counseling.  These might include a review of the literature, which critiques and integrates previously stated ideas; a presentation of new theoretical perspectives, or perhaps addressing a new way of utilizing previously published work.

The Journal of LGBTQ Issues in Counseling expects authors to follow the most current ACA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.  Further publication information for authors can be found at https://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wlco20&page=instructions.

The Journal of LGBTQ Issues in Counseling receives all manuscript submissions electronically via its ScholarOne Manuscripts portal located at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/LGBTIC.


Editorial Review Board

Jeffry Moe, Ph.D., LPCC (OH), LPC (VA), LPC (TX), CCMHC, NCC, Old Dominion University

Assistants to the Editor
Carol Burns-Wortham, MA, LPC, Oakland University

Karli Iceman, MA, LLPC, NCC, Oakland University

Ashley Muller, MA, LLPC, Oakland University

Nicole Urhahn-Schmitt, MA, LLPC, NCC, Oakland University


Roberto L. Abreu, University of Florida

Whitney P. Akers, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Randall L. Astramovich, Idaho State University

Clark D. Ausloos, University of Denver

Michael D. Brubaker, University of Cincinnati

Devika Dibya Choudhuri, Eastern Michigan University

Joseph Currin, U.S. Air Force Academy

Frank R. Dillon, Arizona State University

Franco Dispenza, Georgia State University

Ned Farley, Antioch University Seattle

Rebecca M. Goldberg, Mississippi State University

Kristopher Goodrich, University of New Mexico

Jeremy Goshorn, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA

Jennifer H. Greene, Texas State University

Tonya R. Hammer, Oklahoma State University-Tulsa

Amney Harper, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Randolph D. Hubach, Purdue University

Richard A. Isenberg, Private Practice

Hansori Jang, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea

Thomas Killian, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

Vincent M. Marasco, Purdue University, Northwest

Nathaniel Mason, St. Bonaventure University, Olean, NY


Rob McKinney, Gonzaga University

Elizabeth A. Mellin, Binghamton University

Jeff Moe, Old Dominion University

David B. Peterson, California State University Los Angeles

Jeff Peterson, University of Colorado

Stacy Pinto, University of Denver

Amber L. Pope, Old Dominion University

Jonathan Procter, Long Island University

Valerie L. Schwiebert, Private Practice

Hemla Singaravelu, Webster University

Megan Speciale, Palo Alto University

Cortny Stark, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

John Super, University of Central Florida

Sumedha Therthani, Mississippi State University

Edgar Rodriguez-Dorans, University of Salford

Joshua C. Watson, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Ed Wierzalis, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Nona Leigh Wilson, Northwestern University

Richmond D. Wynn, University of North Florida

Eunhui Yoon, Seattle Pacific University

Anthony Zazzarino, Rutgers University

Robert J. Zeglin, University of North Florida

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