Public Policy Responses

Our Public Policy Committee works with counselors, state branches, other divisions, and the American Counseling Association to provide responses to Human Rights violations and make members aware what actions they can take to help.

Recent Statements: 

SAIGE Position on Conversion Therapy as a Harmful Practice

National Statement Say No To Anti-Woke

Supreme Court Discrimination Statement

SAIGE Position Statement on Gender-Affirming Healthcare Bans

SAIGE Position Statement on Anti-Transgender Sports Bans and Laws

Statement on Parental Rights Bills + Laws

2023 Statement on Anti- LGBTGEQIAP+ Legislation

Recent Activities

Gene was recently on The Voice of Counseling podcast with Brian Banks, ACA's Chief Government Affairs & Public Policy Officer, for an episode called Dismantling Hate Against the Transgender Community - the Power of Advocacy – United for Transgender Rights Part 1. Part 2 with Dr. Chaney and Jay Kaplan is also excellent. There are links below if you would like to give it a listen.


Members of the Public Policy Committee


SAIGE Public Policy Committee Chairperson, Gene Dockery.

Members: Leo Khan-Synder, Brandon Tomlinson, Lyds Sherman, Tara Hill.

Contact the Public Policy Committee

If you would like to request a formal response from SAIGE on a human rights issue or event, or be involved in the committee, please contact us!