Call for nominations to the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Concerns

The Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns (CLGBTC) seeks nominations for two positions beginning January 1, 2013

Nominees to the CLGBTC are sought who have experience or expertise relevant to one or more of the following areas: 

  • Public policy expertise and interest related to LGBTQ individuals and communities; 

  • Self-identification as transgender and/or gender non-conforming person; and 

  • Research, practice, training, and/or public policy experience focus on racial and ethnic minority LGBTQ individuals and communities. 

All nomination candidates should demonstrate commitment and engagement in cultural competence (awareness, knowledge and skills) in the arenas of training, research, teaching, practice, and/or public policy related to understanding multiple and intersecting identities among culturally diverse LGBTQ individuals and communities. 

The Committee particularly welcomes nominations of ethnic minority psychologists, bisexual psychologists, psychologists with disabilities, and transgender psychologists, and other psychologists who are members of underrepresented groups. In considering nominees, the Committee will also consider the range of major fields and specializations in psychology and the geographic diversity represented in its membership. 

The Committee's mission is to: 

  • Study and evaluate on an ongoing basis how the issues and concerns of lesbian, gay male, bisexual, and transgender psychologists can best be dealt with; 

  • Encourage objective and unbiased research in areas relevant to lesbian, gay male, bisexual, and transgender adults and youths and the social impact of such research; 

  • Examine the consequences of inaccurate information and stereotypes about lesbian, gay male, bisexual, and transgender adults and youth in clinical practice; 

  • Develop educational materials for distribution to psychologists and others; and 

  • Make recommendations regarding the integration of these issues into the APA's activities to further the cause of civil and legal rights of lesbian, gay male, bisexual, and transgender psychologists within the profession. 

The Committee shall consist of six members, three of whom self-identify as women and three of whom self-identify as men, to be appointed for staggered terms of three years. Transgender members who do not self-identify as either women or men may fill either a female or a male seat, in alternation (for example, if there were two transgender members who did not identify as either women or men, one would fill a male seat and one would fill a female seat). It shall report to Council through the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest.

How to Apply

The nominee and/or nominator should provide a statement of interest, highlighting the nominee's qualifications for the Committee and expertise or interest in the targeted areas above; the nominee's curriculum vita should accompany this statement. Self-nominations are accepted.

Nomination materials are to be received by August 31, 2012, mail to:

CLGBTC Nominations
Public Interest Directorate
American Psychological Association
750 First St., NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242

Or email CLGBTC.