LGBT Resources for Practitioners
Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Clients
Approved as APA Policy by the Council of Representatives, Feb. 18-20, 2011.
Final Report of the Task-Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation
Report includes systematic review of sexual orientation change efforts research and recommendations for affirmative multiculturally competent interventions for those who are distressed about their sexual orientation and seek to change.
Issues in Psychotherapy With Lesbians and Gay Men: A Survey of Psychologists
Reprint: Garnets, L., Hancock, K. A., Cochran, S. D., Goodchilds, J., & Peplau, L. A. (1991). Issues in psychotherapy with lesbians and gay men: A survey of psychologists. American Psychologist, 46, 964-972.
Promoting Good Practices for Mental Health Facilities in Working with LGBT Clients with Serious Mental Illnesses
Resources for mental health professionals working with LGBT clients with serious mental illnesses regarding issues such as addressing harassment and intolerance of peers who are also in the treatment program, implementing training requirements for personnel, developing program policies that recognize the needs of LGBT clients, acknowledging the emotional and sexual lives of LGBT clients and more.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health
Information and resources from both government agencies and the non-profit health care community to address a range of LGBT health related topics.
Children and Youth
Just the Facts about Sexual Orientation and Youth: A Primer for Principals, Educators and School Personnel
Developed by a coalition of education, health, mental health and religious organizations that share a concern for the health and education of all students in schools, including lesbian, gay and bisexual students, and believe that all students should have an opportunity to learn and develop in a safe and supportive environment.
Practice Parameter on Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Sexual Orientation, Gender Nonconformity, and Gender Discordance in Children and Adolescents (PDF, 546KB)
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Marriage and Family
Research-based resolutions, briefs for legal cases and additional resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families and couples.
Lesbian and Gay Parenting
Summary of research findings on lesbian mothers, gay fathers and their children; an annotated bibliography of the published psychological literature; and additional resources relevant to lesbian and gay parenting.
Helping the Straight Spouse When a Wife or Husband Comes Out as LGB or T
Resources for students and psychologists to gain a better understanding of issues that may affect the straight spouse when a wife or husband comes out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
Family Acceptance Project Publications
The Family Acceptance Project is a community research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to decrease major health and related risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.
Federal and State Law
- LGBTI Populations: Their Safety, Your Responsibility (3 hour Satellite/Internet Broadcast)
National Institute of Corrections, Nov. 7, 2012
Due in part to changes in federal and state laws and the outcome of successful offender litigation, care and management of the LGBTI population has been identified as an emerging correctional issue that deserves special attention.
- GLBT Alliance in Social and Personality Psychology (GASP) Measures
"One-stop-shop" for researchers seeking measures designed for lesbian, gay and bisexual issues or populations.
- Public Information Brochures: Sexual Orientation/Homosexuality, Transgender/Gender Identity, Intersex Conditions
A series of brochures from the Office of Public Communication, in collaboration with the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns (CLBGTC), answering basic questions.