Current literature and the results of a quantitative investigation analyzing the relationship between religious identity, multicultural counseling competency, and transgender counseling competency of master’s-level students will be presented. Implications and recommendations resulting from this study will also be shared, including a rationale for the need of further training and supervision of religious counselors-in-training when working with gender-nonconforming clients.
To understand the need for competent and affirmative counseling for transgender clients.
To understand the relationship between religious identity, MCC, and transgender counseling competency.
To improve training and supervision of counselors-in-training related to the intersection of religious identity, MCC, and transgender issues.