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Christian Chan Publishes Several Articles and Book Chapters

Dr. Christian Chan, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, has published several articles and book chapters recently. 

Published in Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling A Critical Analysis of Systemic Influences and Spiritual Development for LGBTQ+ Youth. There is an extensive need to explore the intersection of spirituality in conjunction with sexuality, gender identity, and affectional identity as a result of the nuanced complexity and paucity of conceptual and empirical literature in this area, which holds to a substantial diversity between and within identities. Furthering this exploration is the consistent dialogue of spirituality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community that offers context at-large and in heavy concentration in other areas of the life span, yet integrates far less into spirituality for youth and, more specifically, for LGBTQ+ youth. This article generates a conceptual framework derived from the ecological systems model and intersectionality theory to deliver insights relevant to addressing systemic barriers, practices, and complexities in attending to spirituality for LGBTQ+ youth.


Published book chapter by Dr. Christian D. Chan, Assistant Professor, Adrienne N. Erby, Ohio State University, Laura Boyd Farmer, Virginia Tech, and Amanda R. Friday, The George Washington University, have a published book chapter: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer Identity Development in the edited volume College Student Development: Applying Theory to Practice on the Diverse Campus (Editors: Wendy K. Killam, Suzanne Degges-White). Springer Publishing


Also a published book chapter, “Intersectionality in Practice: Moving a Social Justice Paradigm to Action in Higher Education” with co-authors Adrienne N. Erby and David J. Form in the edited volume Queer People of Color in Higher Education. For access to the textbook on Information Age Publishing