Standards of Care for Research with Participants Who Identify as LGBTQ+

Catherine Griffith, Whitney Akers, Franco Dispenza, Melissa Luke, Laura B. Farmer, Joshua C. Watson, R. J. Davis, Kristopher M. Goodrich

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The following standards of care have been developed to support the continued development of research with individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, plus individuals whose orientations differ from those who identify as heterosexual and cisgender (LGBTQ+). The guidelines presented are conceived as a working document that reflect the current state and body of knowledge that can inform and provide reference for counseling research, and can be used in the preparation and training of future researchers. The standards outlined in this document will continue to evolve as does research, LGBTQ+ communities, and the sociopolitical climate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-229
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of LGBT Issues in Counseling
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2 2017


  • Bisexual
  • LGBT
  • gay
  • lesbian
  • research
  • standards
  • transgender

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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