The Life Experience and Psychological Well-Being of LGB Students (PO069)

  • PMD: 4,8
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 3: Promoting Diversity and Multicultural Competence in School Psychology
  • Live Chat:
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    5:30 PM–6:15 PM
    (Posters available on demand at any time during the convention week and for sixty days thereafter.)

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand the role of school psychologists in supporting LGBTQ students.
  2. understand the impacts of sexual orientation microaggressions.
  3. understand factors that impact the sexual identity development of LGBTQ students.


Despite advanced nondiscrimination laws and positive societal shifts toward greater acceptance of LGB individuals, discrimination and prejudice against sexual minorities persists. This quantitative study uses a survey to examine the impact of sexual orientation microaggressions, identity development, and social support on psychological well-being. Findings from this study can inform clinical training on LGB issues and improve the quality of school psychological services provided to LGB students.



Raymond Lee, Adelphi University
Carolyn M. Springer, PhD, Adelphi University
Bernard S. Gorman, Adelphi University

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