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You’re Invited to share your experiences with counseling assessments in an online Survey and Focus Group. 

Be part of a positive social change in counseling for transgender and gender non-conforming persons. This research study is looking for participants. Qualitative findings will be published as part of this researchers dissertation in Counselor Education and Supervision. Any identifying information will be confidential.  


Requirements to Participate: 

  1. Identify as Transgender or Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC)

  1. Had a counseling assessment in the last 12 months 

  1. 18-25 years-old 



Please Follow this Link to Participate: 

If you know anyone else who may be interested in sharing their experiences please share the link, Thank you! 


About the Researcher: 


Macie Stead, a doctoral candidate at Walden University, is conducting this study. Macie cares about this study both personally and professionally. Macie wants to improve counselor understanding of transgender and gender non-conforming experiences and self-identifies as an ally. Macie has a sister who is transgender who inspires her to explore quality counseling of transgender and gender non-conforming persons. Macie is a licensed mental health counselor. No past or current clients will be able to participate. Thank you for your help with this study! 


About This Study: 

The goal of this study is to explore what it is like for TGNC persons who have taken a counseling assessment. You will be asked to complete a prescreen that includes the focus group questions for individual completion. Once the prescreen is completed the focus group access code will become available. The online focus group is open to anyone, who meet the above criteria, to access the same discussion posts. You will be able to discuss, post, and share openly with others who have the same experiences. Once you are in the focus group, the questions will take about 15-20 minutes. The room will be open for 3 weeks, to access whenever you want. Feel free to share with each other in the room about your experiences 


Please Follow this Link to Participate: 



If you have any questions prior to participation please email [email protected]

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