from the editor

Thank you for your interest in the Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, the national, peer-reviewed journal of the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC), a division of the American Counseling Association. The Journal is distributed quarterly by Taylor & Francis. What makes our journal unique is its primary focus on cutting-edge empirical research, best practices, and emerging trends and issues focused on counseling the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, ally, pansexual, or other sexual minority communities at all developmental stages of life.

Because professional counselors and counselor educators work in a variety of settings, we publish articles that represent the diverse contexts in which our readers work including schools, mental health agencies, colleges and universities, substance abuse treatment facilities, the criminal justice system, religious organizations, private practices, and medical centers. In addition, we publish articles focused on content areas that have direct counseling implications for members of our queer communities including but not limited to substance use disorders, identity development across the life span, testing and assessment, mental health, wellness, resilience, social justice and advocacy, gender identity and expression, counselor training, sexual health, couple and family, counseling outcomes, and school counseling.

Although, all submitted manuscripts will be assessed for appropriateness and considered for publication, we especially encourage submissions from clinicians working in the field, educators conducting cutting edge research, and collaborations between educators and graduate students.

We hope you find the Journal valuable.

Michael P. Chaney, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS



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