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dc.contributorMatos, Jennifer
dc.contributorRosa, Vanessa
dc.contributor.advisorFlanders, Corey
dc.contributor.authorGair-MacMichael, Kirina
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-02T14:30:51Z
dc.date.available2018-07-02T14:30:51Z
dc.date.issued2018-07-02
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10166/4660
dc.description.abstractLGBTQIA+ youth and young adults of color are at greater risk for mental health issues, and due to discrimination face greater access barriers to mental healthcare. In this research, I conducted semi-structured interviews with sixteen clinicians from around the United States and Canada (who largely identify as LGBTQIA+ and people of color) to learn more about their perception of access barriers for this demographic and their suggestions for change. My findings show that the main barriers include the lack of LGBTQIA+ clinicians of color, lack of culturally competent clinicians, clinicians’ preconceived beliefs, exclusive structures, money, and transportation. Major suggestions for change include increasing the number of LGBTQIA+ clinicians of color, requiring cultural competency trainings, changing education programs, and organizational change. This study is necessary to better understand the barriers in place that prevent LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults of color from receiving the care they need and deserve.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPsychology & Educationen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectmental healthcareen_US
dc.subjectMinority Stressen_US
dc.subjectIntersectionalityen_US
dc.subjectLGBTQIA+en_US
dc.subjectyouth and young adultsen_US
dc.subjectPeople of coloren_US
dc.subjectqueer youth of coloren_US
dc.subjectaccess barriersen_US
dc.titleClinicians’ Perceived Access Barriers to Mental Healthcare for LGBTQIA+ Youth and Young Adults of Coloren_US
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.gradyear2018en_US
mhc.institutionMount Holyoke College
mhc.degreeUndergraduateen_US
dc.rights.restrictedrestricteden_US


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