Resources for the Public

In our effort to provide education for counselors and mental health professionals on Queer and Trans people, we have dedicated a part of our website to providing information on more basic concepts, such as definitions and pronouns that can be shared with others. Our Research and Scholarship Committee develops these resources and creates and maintains these resources.



What's the big deal with pronouns? How should I ask clients about this? Why should we start including these on our email signatures?

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Sex vs. Gender vs. Sexuality

What are the differences between these terms? What is affectional identity mean? We are here to help!


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Because language evolves and science progresses, the terminology describing Queer and Trans populations has changed frequently. To stay up to date with terminology, we have posted, with permission, the glossary from the ACA publication Affirmative Counseling with LGBTQI+ People. The full citation is included below!

Ginicola, M. M., Smith, C., & Filmore, J. (2017). Affirmative Counseling with LGBTQI+ People. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.


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