Influence of Bias with Mental Health Counselors and Cisgender Men Wearing Makeup

The Influence of Bias with Mental Health Counselors and Cisgender Men Wearing Makeup poster

Research Authorship:

Brandi Velasquez Nash

Faculty Mentor:

Dr. Kassie Terrell | Brooks College of Health | Department of Public Health

Abstract:

The concepts of gender & sexuality within counselor diversity training continue to expand & change over time; therefore, it is essential that mental health professionals are knowledgeable of the changes faced by gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals, specifically cisgender men who wear makeup. This includes being aware of the biases and stigmas that GNC individuals face and understanding how those barriers affect their mental health.

Elements that are applicable to this population include: (a) the historical significance & implications of cisgender men who wear makeup, (b) social media platforms where cisgender men showcase their makeup skills, (c) cultural experiences of GNC people, (d) social & systematic barriers that they face, and (e) the ways health professionals can apply this knowledge to their continuing education and training in multiculturalism & diversity.

3 thoughts on “Influence of Bias with Mental Health Counselors and Cisgender Men Wearing Makeup”

  1. Dr. Tes Tuason

    What an interesting topic for a thesis, Brandi! I am so looking forward to you carrying out your project and finding out your results! Love the pictures!

  2. Kassie Terrell

    Great job! I’m looking forward to reviewing the results and seeing this project printed in a journal! The implications of this study will certainly inform clinical practice! This is a great contribution to the counseling field!

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