The Temple University School Psychology Program invites you to join us for the

Annual School Psychology, Counseling Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis Conference 
March 25-26, 2022

Hosted virtually via Zoom.

Schedule of Events

Keynote: Anneliese Singh, PhD, LPC (she/they)

Trans Liberation is for Everybody: Moving from Affirmation to Liberation for All Genders

Abstract: In this workshop, Singh describes how trans-negative sociopolitical discourses further trans-antagonism and re-ignite community-based trauma for trans and nonbinary people. Using historical context and histories of trans liberation and civil rights movements around the world, Singh explores how divided discussions about trans people and bathrooms have the potential to move all of us towards learning more about our own gender training and other socializations around race/ethnicity, disability, class, and other identities. Applying liberation psychology tenets to trans counseling approaches, Singh invites attendees to dream up, envision, and bring into the world gender freedom practices in order to provide a more empowering counseling environment for people from all gender identities and expressions.


Attendees will be able to:

  • Describe 3 components of trans and nonbinary (TNB)-affirming counseling and psychological practice.

  • Describe 3 components of trans and nonbinary (TNB)-liberatory counseling and psychological practice.

  • Identify at least 3 advocacy actions mental health professionals can engage in to counter anti-TNB bias, discrimination, and cisgender supremacy

Bio: Anneliese Singh, PhD, LPC (she/they) is a Professor in the School of Social Work with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology and serves as Associate Provost for Diversity and Faculty Development/Chief Diversity Officer at Tulane University. Singh's scholarship and community organizing explores the resilience, trauma, and identity development experiences of queer and trans people, with a focus on young people and BIPOC people. Singh has written extensively on multicultural and social justice competency development in the helping professions, and equity and justice efforts in higher education. Singh is the author of The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing and The Queer and Trans Resilience Workbook. Singh founded the Trans Resilience Project to translate her LGBTQ+ research findings into school and community-based change efforts, including NIH-funded work with trans and nonbinary people in Project AFFIRM. Singh's TEDx Talks, have explored gender liberation. Anneliese passionately believes in and strives to live by the ideals of Martin Luther King’s beloved community, as well as Audre Lorde’s reminder that “without community, there is no liberation.” Singh is @anneliesesingh on Twitter and Instagram.

More information about featured speakers and conference schedule will be available shortly.