Generations of Resilience: Counseling LGBTQ+ Older Adults

In this episode, Mickey speaks with Dr. Jordan B. Westcott about her work and research on counseling strategies and cultural considerations with older LGBTQ+ adults. We take a look at how ageist, heterosexist, and cissexist stereotypes create barriers for older LGBTQ+ adults accessing mental healthcare, and ways that providers can avoid and challenge common misconceptions about what it means to age as an LGBTQ+ person today.

Generations of Resilience: Counseling LGBTQ+ Older Adults

Episode

In this episode, Mickey speaks with Dr. Jordan B. Westcott about her work and research on counseling strategies and cultural considerations with older LGBTQ+ adults. We take a look at how ageist, heterosexist, and cissexist stereotypes create barriers for older LGBTQ+ adults accessing mental healthcare, and ways that providers can avoid and challenge common misconceptions about what it means to age as an LGBTQ+ person today.

Guest

Dr. Jordan B. Westcott (she/her) is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research, scholarship, and teaching focus on ensuring that all people have equitable access to high-quality, culturally responsive mental health care. She is primarily focused on LGBTQ+ people, older adults, and where those experiences intersect. With 13 peer-reviewed publications and more than 30 peer-reviewed presentations, Jordan is an active scholar focused on aging, LGBTQIA+ health, and counselor advocacy. She is engaged with the counseling profession as a leader and advocate, particularly with the Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities and the Association for Adult Development and Aging.

Resources

Link: https://www.CounselingCARElab.org 

Twitter Handle: https://twitter.com/JordanBWestcott 

Transcript

https://otter.ai/u/UOwJjX8z9a67lV8C0iBBw1h8e7M?utm_source=copy_url

Citation

White, M. (Producer). (2024, May 24). Generations of Resilience: Counseling LGBTQ+ Older Adults [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from https://concept.paloaltou.edu/resources/the-thoughtful-counselor-podcast/-temporary-slug-0d4727f9-a0f4-4404-82e9-de366184ad07?hs_preview=ziydUagI-168321377630

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