Homosexuality: Promoting Student Identity
Understanding the process of homosexual identity formation can be helpful to leaders as they plan programs and create opportunities for LGB students. Dr. Vivienne Cass’s six-stage model of the process of homosexual identity development will form the basis for this interactive presentation. Examples of successful programs and approaches will be included, and discussion will be encouraged. A central purpose of this workshop will be to identify and discuss ways in which student leaders can support other students in their journeys through each of the six stages of Cass’s model. We will focus on how to use this model to build programs and plan events on campus. Finally, we will discuss the use of the model as an educational tool for working with groups.
Keywords: LGBT, Homosexual, Homosexual Identity, Identity, LGBTQ
Jeremy N. Valdes
Graduate Student, Walden University