August 7, 2019

Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Discover more about the project

goals, outcomes and agenda


Christy Olezeski 
Yale School of Medicine

Christy Olezeski, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine, is a clinical child and adolescent psychologist whose work lies at the intersection between trauma, sexuality and gender identity.


Samantha Tornello


State University

Samantha Tornello, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Pennsylvania State University.

 Lee VanderLinden

National Immigrant Justice Center

Susan Regas  
California School of Professional Psychology

Susan Regas, PhD is a Distinguished Professor and  chair of the Family and Couple Clinical Psychology  Emphasis at the California School of Professional Psychology.

 Stacey S. Horn

University of Illinois

Stacey S. Horn, (Ph.D. 2000, University of Maryland) is a Professor of Educational and Developmental Psychology and Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology and an affiliate faculty member in Community Psychology and Prevention Research at University of Illinois at Chicago.

Maria White
Stanford University

Gary W. Harper

University of


Gary W. Harper, Ph.D., M.P.H. is a Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and a Visiting Professor at The Williams Institute in the UCLA School of Law.

 Caitlin Ryan

San Francisco State University

Caitlin Ryan, PhD, ACSW is a clinical social worker and researcher who has worked on LGBT health and mental health for more than 40 years and whose work has shaped policy and practice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) children, youth and young adults. 

Lee VanderLinden is a staff attorney in the LGBT Immigrant Rights Initiative at the National Immigrant Justice Center. They represent LGBT immigrants seeking a variety of immigration remedies, including adjustment of status, U visas, and asylum. 

What actions can psychologists take to improve the lives of sexual and gender minority youth and young adults?

Proposed Schedule for

Pre-Convention Workshop

Resources concerning the issues facing sexual and gender minority youth and emerging adults, and information on the Agenda created through the work of the project


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