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LGBTQ Task Force

The mission of the LGBTQ Task Force is to educate NYSPA members about the best practice with LGBTQ populations, to promote and disseminate research in this area and to create a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ psychologists in NYSPA.


Chair: Herb Gingold, PhD

Committee Members:

Pani Farvid, PhD

Barbara Kapetanakes, PsyD

Dan Kaplin, PhD

Snehal M. Kumar, PhD

Julie Lehane, PhD

Glenn Marron, PhD

Candace Martin, PhD

Charles Silverstein, PhD

Susanne Cooperman, PhD

APA’s Resources

APA Q&A Homosexuality


APA Resources for the positive mental health treatment of LGBT


APA LGBT and  Mental Health Statistics


ACA’s Resources

Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling:

Counseling Competencies for Counseling with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, and Ally Individuals


Competencies for Counseling Transgender Clients



ACLU: Schools In Transition: Guide to Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools



AHRQ Health Disparities Reports


CDC’s Resources

CDC on Mental Health Treatment with LGBT


CDC - LGBT Youth


Family Acceptance Project

Family Acceptance Project on Supportive Families


Fenway Institute’s Resources

Fenway Institute - Providing for the well-being of LGBT patients




GLBT Health Project

GLBT Health Project Community Standards for working with the LGBT community


Human Rights Campaign

HRC- Health Equality Index 2014


Kaiser Foundation

Health and Access to Care and Coverage for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals in the U.S. (2015)


Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal Resources


LGBT Task Force’s Resources

LGBT Task Force - Conversion Therapy


LGBT Task Force - Gender Identity


LGBT Task Force - Final Report on Military Inclusion of LGBT


Make The Road’s Resources

Issues Impacting Trans and Gender Non-Conforming New Yorkers


Movement Advancement Project’s Resources

Ally’s Guide to Talking about LGBT Issues (Series)


State Policy Profile of LGBT Equality- New York


Understanding Issues Facing Transgender Americans


NAMI’s Resources

NAMI LGBT Resource Library


National Coalition for the Homeless

LGBTQ Homelessness


National LGBTQ Task Force

National LGBTQ Task Force Publications


New York State

NYS Comptroller Guide of Services and Resources



PEW Report on Attitudes towards LGBT Americans (2013)


PFLAG’s Resources

PFLAG Resources for Parents of LGBT Children


PFLAG: Statistics You Should Know About Gay & Transgender Students


SAMHSA’s Resources

SAMHSA Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Information & Resource Kit


The Trevor Project’s Resources

Trevor Project: Talking about Suicide and LGBTQ Populations


Trevor Project: Facts about Suicide


United Nations Development Programme

UNDP: Lost in Transition: Transgender People, Rights and HIV Vulnerability in the Asia-Pacific Region


Wake Forest

Wake Forest - LGBT Health Disparities and the ACA