Dr. Vibe speaks with an expert who works with sexual and gender minorities who have been sexually abused
Dr. Amy Ellis is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Assistant Director of the Trauma Resolution and Integration Program (TRIP) at Nova Southeastern University. TRIP is a university-based community mental health center that applies a contextual approach to treating and understanding survivors of prolonged childhood sexual and physical abuse. Dr. Ellis has also developed specific clinical programming focusing on trauma-informed affirmative care for sexual and gender minorities as well as gender-based services focusing on male-identifying individuals at TRIP. Dr. Ellis is involved in a variety of leadership activities within the American Psychological Association (APA), including service as a Consulting Editor for three peer-reviewed journals and she is also the Editor for APA’s Division 29 (Psychotherapy) website. Currently, she serves as the co-principal investigator on a large comparative effectiveness trial funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
Recently, Dr. Vibe spoke with Dr. Ellis Sexual And Gender Minorities and Sexual Abuse.
During the conversation, Dr. Ellis spoke about:
– Some of the challenges that sexual and gender minorities who experienced or have experiencing deal with and are facing
– Workplace and family life challenges that these individuals face
– What are some of the members of this community saying to Dr. Ellis
– Some special moments that Dr. Ellis has experienced
– The need for more attention to this subject
– Calls to action
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