Minority Stress in the LGBTQ+ Population: Implications for Providers

This presentation will examine the role minority stress plays in the health and well-being of the LGBTQ+ community. Cultural competence in healthcare and other clinical settings will be discussed, including how power imbalances, microaggressions, and unconscious bias can negatively impact the patient experience. Suggestions for improving diversity and inclusion efforts in practice will be provided.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will increase their knowledge of minority stress and how it impacts the health of the LGBTQ+ population.
  2. Participants will explore how cultural competence practices contribute to the client experience.
  3. Participants will gain insight into creating a more welcoming, inclusive environment for their clients.

April Bandy-Taylor

April's Bio

April Bandy-Taylor is a doctoral student in Health Psychology. She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling and a Master of Education in Exercise Science. She has been trained as a Safe Zone Ally and a National Coalition Building Institute leader and has several years of experience facilitating diversity and inclusion workshops. April is also a board-certified holistic health and wellness coach and holistic nutritionist. Her research interests include eating disorders and obesity, food insecurity, and minority stress in the LGBTQ+ population. In her spare time, she enjoys writing plays and poetry, trying out new vegan recipes, and spending time with her wife and rescue dogs.