Michelle Vaughan, chair, Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Concerns
Program: Counseling psychology, University of Akron
Vaughan leads the APAGS committee responsible for advo-cating for LGBT students.
The committee supports various LGBT student programs at convention and provides feedback on relevant APA and APAGS proposals.
It recently released the APAGS Resource Guide for LGBT Students in Psychology (see www.apa.org/apags/lgbtguide.html) and is seeking ways to contribute to a mentoring program for LGBT students or a guide to LGBT student-friendly programs.
recently completed an internship at Towson University’s Counseling Center, where she
conducted individual and group counseling and also specialized in assisting LGBT students.
plans to graduate later this year after completing her
dissertation on growth experiences associated with coming out as lesbian or gay.
plans to pursue a career in higher education where she
can counsel or support LGBT students.
Before becoming chair this year, Vaughan served as a LGBT committee member for two years and has been active in campus and community LGBT organizations.