Dr. Christian Chan Interviewed for Counseling Today Magazine

Posted on August 18, 2021

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Dr. Christian Chan, Assistant Professor in the Counseling and Educational Development (CED) Department, was recently interviewed for the Counseling Career Stories column in Counseling Today, the American Counseling Association magazine.

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Dr. Jennifer Deaton

In the column, titled “Using the power of communities to dismantle oppression,” Dr. Chan mentions a current research project with colleague Dr. Jennifer Deaton (CED) around the impact of marginalization on intimate relationships and help-seeking behaviors in LGBTQ+ communities.

Dr. Chan and Dr. Deaton received a UNCG New Faculty Internal Grant to fund this project, titled “Investigating the Impact of Relational Satisfaction and Identity Affirmation on the Relationship Between LGBT-Based Oppression and Help-Seeking Behaviors.” The project involves two research studies that examine the factors of relational satisfaction and identity affirmation to explain how LGBTQ+ oppression and race-based trauma can affect help-seeking behaviors among sexual and gender minority (SGM) intimate relationships. The research team includes Dr. Chan and Dr. Deaton as co-investigators, and CED doctoral students Nicole Silverio and Jasmine Garland McKinney.

See page 21 in the July issue of Counseling Today for the full story, and learn more about Dr. Chan and Dr. Deaton’s project here.