Title

Social Support and Mental Wellness: Evaluating a Peer Support Group for Transgender People

Presenting Author Name/s

Tobias Bohn

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Narketta Sparkman-Key

Presentation Type

Poster

Disciplines

Counseling | Other Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Work

Description/Abstract

This qualitative study evaluates a local support group program and whether it is beneficial to the mental health of its participants. The population of this study is underrepresented in research, and one vulnerable to a number of risk factors. By understanding the role support groups play in the lives of transgender persons, human service and mental health professionals can build more effective helping relationships with their clients.

Session Title

Poster Session

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

Start Date

3-2-2018 8:00 AM

End Date

3-2-2018 12:30 PM

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Social Support and Mental Wellness: Evaluating a Peer Support Group for Transgender People

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

This qualitative study evaluates a local support group program and whether it is beneficial to the mental health of its participants. The population of this study is underrepresented in research, and one vulnerable to a number of risk factors. By understanding the role support groups play in the lives of transgender persons, human service and mental health professionals can build more effective helping relationships with their clients.