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LGBTQ-Affirmative Mental Health Care: From Theory to Trials to Community Implementation and Global Dissemination

October 28, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
John Pachankis, PhD

Sponsored by the Hans Lowenbach Memorial Fund
John Pachankis, Ph.D. is the Susan Dwight Bliss Associate Professor of Public Health and Psychiatry at Yale. As Director of Yale's LGBTQ Mental Health Initiative, his goal is to bring effective mental health treatments to LGBTQ people around the world and to identify strategies to getting such treatment to LGBTQ people in greatest need. His NIH-funded studies examine the efficacy of LGBTQ-affirmative interventions delivered via diverse technologies, settings, and community members. These treatments have shown sustained reductions in depression, anxiety, suicidality, substance use disorders, and HIV risk across several randomized controlled trials. He has published 100+ scientific papers on LGBTQ mental health and stigma and recently co-edited the Handbook of Evidence-Based Mental Health Practice with Sexual and Gender Minorities published by Oxford University Press. He has received several awards for his research, including APA's Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in the Public Interest award, Distinguished Contribution to the Advancement of Psychotherapy award, and awards for Distinguished Book and Distinguished Scientific Contribution to LGBTQ scholarship.
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