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BEING A STRAIGHT ALLY TO THE LGBT COMMUNITY
"START THERE"

Peter Ji / University of Illinois at Chicago

Email: Pjiman1@hotmail.com, petji@uic.edu

 

SUPERVISED CLINICAL THERAPY EXPERIENCE
Front Door Girls Foster Home / Columbia, MO / Girls Therapy Group Co-facilitator / Summer, 1998 – Summer 2000
Co-facilitated an interpersonal group therapy in a foster home setting to adolescent girls with emotional and behavioral problems including Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity disorder, Severe Depression, Suicide, Sexual and Physical abuse. Engaged in weekly debriefings and supervision.

University Counseling Center, Group Counseling Practicum / Group Counselor / University of Missouri / Winter, 1999
Co-Facilitated an interpersonal group for older adults. Observed group leader's activity and assisted with group debriefing sessions. Group members were older adult, Caucasian clients presenting with various interpersonal difficulties.

University Counseling Center / Supervisor / University of Missouri / Winter, 1999
Provided weekly supervision to a doctoral-level counseling student enrolled in a counseling center practicum. Reviewed session tapes, assisted with case conceptualization, provided feedback on session progress, and formulated training goals. Participated in weekly supervision of supervisors and participated in a supervision class.

University Counseling Center, Group Counseling Methods and Practice / Teaching Assistant / University of Missouri / Summer, 1998
Assisted instructor in the teaching of interpersonal group methods course. Observed group leader's activity, provided feedback to group leaders, occasionally conducted live interventions, and assisted with group debriefing sessions.

University Counseling Center / Counselor / University of Missouri / Fall 1995,1997; Winter 1996,1997,1998
Counseled individual clients weekly for 2 to 13 sessions, clients ranged in age from 19-24, including two clients who were gay, one bisexual, and one Asian. Presenting problems included severe depression, anxiety, masculinity issues, relationship concerns, study skills, boyfriend abuse. Participated in group and individual supervision, presented case conceptualizations, reviewed tapes and provided feedback to fellow practicum members, wrote case closing summaries.

Career Planning and Placement Center / Counselor / University of Missouri / Fall, 1996
Counseled individual clients weekly for 2 to 13 sessions. Caseload included clients with an age range from 20 to 40, two females, two males. Presenting problems included career exploration, career changes, career indecision. Participated in group and individual supervision, presented case conceptualizations, reviewed tapes and provided feedback to fellow practicum members, wrote case closing summaries.

Stress Management Lab / Counselor / University Counseling Center, University of Missouri / Winter, 1998
Provided anger management counseling for one gay male client over two sessions using stress relaxation techniques and cognitive approaches. Co-facilitated a group of approximately 12 male students on stress management for a college dormitory.

Pre-Practicum / Supervisor / University Counseling Center, University of Missouri / Winter 1997, Winter 1998
Supervised four female beginning practicum students who saw volunteer clients on a weekly basis. Participated in client screening, observed session activity, provided live supervision, listened and reviewed session tapes, and debriefed session with counselors. Participated in group supervision.

Assessment and Consultation Clinic / Counselor / University of Missouri / Summer, 1997
Provided vocational interest exploration, educational counseling, and job accommodation assessments, and career interviewing skill counseling to disabled clients. Counseling occurred on a weekly basis, with an average of 16 hours per client. Caseload included three clients, one female, age 19, with cerebral palsy, two males, ages 31 and 20, with learning disorders. Compiled and synthesized results of the assessments and counseling sessions for a written report that provided a situational assessment summary and recommendations designed to aid the client's vocational rehabilitation counselor. Conducted WAIS-R and MMPI-2 assessments. Caseload included one female, age 19 to assess learning and personality functioning, and a juvenile delinquent male, age 16, at Fulton Adolescent Detention Center. Provided written reports for both assessments for their vocational counselors.

Multicultural Counseling Methods and Practice / Counselor / University of Counseling Center, University of Missouri / Winter, 1998
Counseling course taught trainees about multicultural counseling theory, to evaluate therapy techniques according to a multicultural framework, to incorporate multicultural skills in assessment and counseling interventions. Conducted a person-in-culture interview designed to assess the influence of culture on client's presenting issue. Participated in weekly large group supervision. Presented two case studies during the semester. Initiated and led a group class project on developing a Multicultural Counseling Interventions Intentions list

Career Counseling for Women / Counselor / University of Missouri / Fall, 1997
Provided career counseling for one adolescent female client, age 17, on a weekly basis. Participated in class and small group supervision. Conducted one case presentation using client's Strong Career Interest Inventory Results.

Counseling Methods and Practice / Beginning Counselor / University of Missouri / Summer, 1994
Introduction to counseling course taught trainees how to use basic interviewing and case conceptualization skills, to develop an effective working alliance, to use specific change techniques where appropriate, and to evaluate counseling interventions. Saw one female volunteer client for four sessions over the course of one semester. Participated in weekly large group and individual supervision. Completed analysis of session transcript and presented a case study.

Northwest Youth Outreach / Outreach Worker / Chicago, IL / 1994
Duties included teaching music to inner-city kids. Counseled youth in informal settings. Consulted with primary counselors and wrote case reports.

Northwest Youth Outreach / Crisis Worker / Chicago, IL / 1991-1994
Duties included responding to crisis calls at police stations to service youth and families in crisis. Placed youth in temporary shelters, hospitalized suicidal clients, provided informal youth and family counseling. Wrote case reports and coordinated cases with Dept. of Children and Family services or other involved agencies.

National Runaway Switchboard / Telephone Crisis Counselor / Chicago, IL / 1991-1992
Duties include receiving hotline calls from youth in crisis. Performed informal counseling, utilized referral computer system to provide counseling resources for clients.

ASSESSMENT EXPERIENCE

Fulton State Hospital / Outcomes Assessment Rater / Summer, 1998 - August 2000
Conducted twenty semi-structured interviews as part of the Positive and Negative Schizophrenia Symptoms Scale (PANSS) assessment. Clients were schizophrenic patients from an inpatient state hospital facility. Rated clients' severity of delusional and hallucinatory behavior, interpersonal functioning, and general symptomatology. Conducted assessments with a co-rater and required to achieve a .80 inter-rater reliability rating. Achieved an average inter-rater reliability rating of .88.

Adult Assessment / University of Missouri / Fall, 96
Trained in administering and interpreting cognitive and personality assessment test batteries. Assessments administered included WAIS_R, MMPI-S, Bender-Gestalt, Rotter Incomplete Sentences-College Form, Edwards Personal Preference Inventory, and Brief Symptom Inventory. Provided written report with diagnostic and treatment recommendations.

Measurement of Interest and Personality / University of Missouri / Winter, 94
Trained in administering and interpreting the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory and the MMPI-2. Wrote reports detailing results and recommendations for future therapy services.

WORK EXPERIENCE
Test Administrator / University of Missouri, Testing Center / 1994-1998
Duties included administered standardized tests, such as the LSAT, GRE, MMAT, C-BASE. Administered GED test to prison inmates. Responsible for secure handling of test materials, following standardized test procedures, secure collection and delivery of test materials. Trained proctors to administer GED test to prison inmates.
GRANTS AND CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
“Economic analysis of the Positive Action program for improving students character, school achievement and behavior.” Chicago Center of Excellence in Health Promotion Economics, Pilot Grant Award, $36,833. An Examination of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender) Ally skills and Competency – A Qualitative Investigation
The Effects of the Stay Close (Stayclose.org) Advertising Campaign on Parent Responses to the LGBT Community An Investigation of Reasons Why Parents Stop Attending PFLAG (Parents, Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Meetings
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Being an Ally to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning (LGBTQ) Communities / Instructor
University of Illinois at Chicago – Honors College & Department of Gender and Women’s Studies / Spring & Fall, 2006, 2007
Designed and implemented a curriculum to teach students how to be allies to the LGBTQ communities. Topics included oppression of the LGBTQ community, LGBTQ identity development, ally identity development, multicultural competency skills. Constructed attitude, knowledge, and skill activities for becoming an ally to the LGBTQ community.

Adult Development and Aging / Instructor / Aurora University / Fall, 2006
Instruction topics included biopsychsocial models of aging, mental and physical aspects of aging, and intervention and prevention methods for age-related issues. Constructed learning materials, evaluations, and provided feedback on students’ performance.

Research Methods in Psychology / Adjunct Faculty Instructor / Elmhurst College / Spring, 2006 & Fall, 2001
Instruction topics included basic research design, critique of research articles, and supervision of individual student research projects. Constructed learning materials, evaluations, and provided feedback on students’ performance.

Introduction to Statistics / Adjunct Faculty Instructor / Elmhurst College / Fall, 2005
Instruction topics included basic normal distribution statistics, use of z-scores and normal distribution curve, concepts and calculations for t-test, ANOVA, and correlation statistics. Constructed tests, provided feedback on written assignments and tests. Designed a class project to assist students in applying statistics to research questions and to conduct analyses using statistical software.

Introduction to Statistics / Instructor / University of Missouri / Summer, 1999
Instruction topics included basic normal distribution statistics, use of z-scores and normal distribution curve, concepts and calculations for t-test, ANOVA, and correlation statistics. Constructed tests, provided feedback on written assignments and tests. Designed a class project to assist students in applying statistics to research questions and to conduct analyses using statistical software.

Introduction to Educational Statistics / Teaching Assistant, Quarter-time Assistantship. / University of Missouri / Fall, 1998 - Winter, 1999
Assisted the instructor with class lectures that covered basic statistic concepts. Provided additional help sessions for students. Evaluated tests, homework assignments, and class projects.

Regression Analysis / Graduate Assistant, Quarter-time Assistantship / University of Missouri / Fall, 1997
Duties included assisting with class lectures, conducted group and individual help sessions for students, assisted students with using SPSS software and mainframe programs to transfer data. Presented lecture topics including Principles of Regression Analysis, Regression Diagnostics, Mediating and Moderating variables in regression, and Dummy Coding.

Multivariate Statistics / Teaching Assistant, Quarter-Time Assistantship / University of Missouri / Summer, 1996
Duties included assisting with class lectures, providing group and individual assistance to students, graded student article critiques, assisted students with using SPSS programming on the mainframe computer. Lecture topics presented included Factor and Cluster Analysis, MANOVA, and Hierarchical Linear Modeling.

Scientific Reasoning, Research Development and Application / University of Missouri / February, 1999 / Title: Fundamentals of Factor Analysis in Scale Construction
Presented a guest lecture on basic concepts, procedures and applications of factor analysis technique for scale development.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
11/06 Recruiting Straight Allies. Presentation at the Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG) Midwestern Conference, Chicago, IL
10/04, 5/05, 1/06 “Being a straight ally to the LGBT Community.” Invited presentation at
“Coming Out” Gay/Lesbian Sensitive Training Series. Pepsi Company: Chicago, IL. & UIC Psychology Graduate Department Brown Bag Luncheon.
10/03 Chairperson – “Stages of Community Collaboration – Lessons Learned.” - Roundtable Discussion at ECO conference, Drummond, IN

6/03 “Empowerment evaluation and building community capacities: Case studies” Invited presentation at the 2003 Society of Community Research and Action Conference, Santa Fe, NM.

“The Chicago Dinners: Creating context for change in diversity and racism.” Invited presentation at the 2003 Society of Community Research and Action Conference, Santa Fe, NM.

4/03 “What works in preventing youth from smoking. Assessing school and community readiness.” Invited presentation at the 2003 Substance Abuse Prevention Conference, Chicago, Il.

6/02 “Developing a multicultural identity.” Invited presentation at the Center for Community Research Summer Staff Development Series.

2/01 “Being a Straight Ally to the Gay and Lesbian Community.” Outreach program developed with University of Illinois at Chicago’s Counseling Center staff.

2/00 “Counseling Asian Americans.” Invited presentation for Parker Hall Counseling Staff at University of Missouri.
9/99 – 5/00 Member of the Multicultural Training, Consultation and Research Center at the University of Missouri. Responsible for generating activities to promote diversity training among the campus and community settings.

10/99 Presented lecture on multicultural counseling theory and issues unique to African-American school-age students. Audience members were twenty-one Teachers and Educators for the Columbia, MO school district.

4/97 Presented lecture on multicultural counseling theory and counseling issues unique to Black, Asian, Hispanic, and Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual clients. Audience members were staff and clinicians of Fulton State Hospital's Inpatient, Psychiatric Social Learning Wards and Program Coordinators.

7/97& 7/98 Presented lecture to thirty undergraduate students on principles and uses of personality assessment tests, and demonstrated its uses in a clinical study.

8/99 Co-author of recommendation letter for APA award for excellence in recruiting and retaining minority students. Award granted at 2000 APA Convention.

8/99 "Self-efficacy, interest, and occupational sex-typing in middle school students." Division 17 Paper Presentation at the 107th Annual Convention of The American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

8/99. "Multicultural Counseling Intentions: Revision of Clara Hill's Therapist Intentions Process Measure": Poster presented at the Division 17 Section Sponsored Social Hour Showcasing Graduate Student Research at the 107th Annual Convention of The American Psychological Association. Boston, MA.
5/99. Paper presented to the staff at the University of Missouri's Counseling Center.

1/99. Poster presented at the National Multicultural Summit and Conference. Newport Beach, CA.

8/96 Presented "Ethnic identity and acculturation stress in predicting depression scale scores for a Korean population" at American Psychological Association Annual Conference. Division 45 section. Toronto, Canada.

2/96 Co-moderated, with Dr. Helen Neville, a town-hall meeting with the Joint Training Committee for Counseling Psychology - "Goals for Enhancing Multicultural Training in Counseling Psychology"
University of Missouri

2/95, 2/96 Presented "Asian Career Interests" at University of Missouri Midwest Career Conference.

8/91 Ad Hoc Editorial Consultant, Thrasher Research Grant proposal.

3/91 Presented "Active Enforcement of Cigarette Licensing Laws in the Prevention of Cigarette Sales to Minors" to Woodstock, IL City Council and Health Board Members.

2/91 Presented "Active Enforcement of Cigarette Licensing Laws in the Prevention of Cigarette Sales to Minors" to Chicago City Council Members.

5/90 Ad Hoc Editorial Consultant. Western Journal of Medicine.

3/90 Ad Hoc Editorial Consultant. Journal of Health and Human Services.

PUBLICATIONS
Ji, P., Flay, B., DuBois, D.L., & Patton, V. (in press).Congratulations, you have been randomized into the control group!(?): Issues to consider when recruiting schools for matched-pair randomized control trials of prevention programs. Journal of School Health. Ji, P (in press). Hurricane Katrina – A Response to Racism. Performing Arts for Effective Civic Education Program (PAECE ) Ji, P. (in press). Being a Heterosexual Ally to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community: Reflections and Development. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy.
Ji, P. (2006). The SCRA-LGBT Interest Group will go on…. The Community Psychologist, 39(4), 11-12. Ji, P, & Finnessy, P (2006). Inclusive Language and the Scarlet Letters: LGBT. Campus Matters, August.
Ji, P.Y. (2004). Being a straight ally to the LGBT community – “Start There.” The Community Psychologist, 37(1), 13-15.

Neville, H. Heppner, P. P., Ji, P.Y., Thye, R. A. (2004). The relations among general and race-related stressors and psycho-educational adjustment in black students attending predominantly white institutions. Journal of Black Studies, 33(10), 1-20.

Ji, P., Flay, B., DuBois, D.L., Patton, V., Day., J., & Cantillon, D. (2006). Consent Form Return Rates for Third Grade Urban Elementary Students. American Journal Health Behavior, 30(5), 467-474.

Ji, P.Y., Pokorny, S. B., Jason, L. A. (2004). Factors Influencing Middle and High Schools' Active Parental Consent Return Rates. Evaluation Review, 20(6), 571-596.
Brian R. Flay, Anthony Biglan, Robert F. Boruch, Felipe González Castro, Denise Gottfredson, Sheppard Kellam, Eve K. Mo cicki, Steven Schinke, Jeffrey C. Valentine and Peter Ji (2005). Standards of Evidence: Criteria for Efficacy, Effectiveness and Dissemination,Prevention Science, 1-25, DOI: 10.1007/s11121-005-5553-y. Jason, L.A., Pokorny, S.B., Ji, P., & Kunz, C., (2006). Developing community-school-university partnerships to control youth access to tobacco. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 16(3), 201-222. Ji, P., Segawa, E., Burns, J., Campbell, R. T., Allred, C. G., Flay, B. R. (2006). A Measurement Model of Student Character as Described by The Positive Action Program. Journal of Research in Character Education, 3(2), 109-120.
Pokorny, S. B., Jason, L. A., Helzing, D. M., Sherk, J., Rebus, P. J., Kunz, C., Rabin-Belyaev, O., Ostergaard, A., Mikulski, K., & Ji, P. Y. (2005). Efficient and effective uses of technology in community research. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, 29, 7-27. Ji, Peter Y; Lapan, Richard T; Tate, Kevin. (2004). Vocational Interests and Career Efficacy Expectations in Relation to Occupational Sex-Typing Beliefs for Eighth Grade Students. Journal of Career Development, 31(2), 143-154. Flay, B. R., Biglan, A., Boruch, R. F., Castro, F. G., Gottfredson, D., Kellam, S., Moscicki, E. K., Schnike, S., Valentine, J., Ji, P. (2004). Standards of Evidence: Criteria for Efficacy, Effectiveness and Dissemination. Society for Prevention Research: Falls Church, VA.
Pokorny, S.B., Baptiste, D.R., Tolan, P., Hirsch, B.J., Talbot, B., Ji, P., Paikoff, R.L., & Madison-Boyd, S. (2004) Prevention science: Participatory approaches and community case studies. In L.A. Jason, C. B. Keys, Y., Suarez-Balcazar, R.R. Taylor, M. Davis, J. Durlak, D. Isenberg, D. (Eds.). Participatory community research: Theories and methods in action. American Psychological Association: Washington, D.C. Ji, P.Y., Pokorny, S.B., Blaszkowski, E., Jason, L.A. (2002). Examining risks for minors participating in tobacco purchase attempts. In L.A. Jason & S. B. Pokoryny (Eds.), Preventing Youth Access to Tobacco (pp. 82-88). New York, NY: Hawthorn Press Inc. Jones, N. T., Ji, P., Beck, M., Beck, N. (2002). The reliability and validity of the revised Conflict Tactics Scale (CTS2) in a female incarcerated population. Journal of Family Issues, 23(3), 441-457.
Jason, L. A., Ji, P. Y., Anes, M. D., Birkhead, S. H. (1991). Active Enforcement of Cigarette Licensing Laws in the Prevention of Cigarette Sales to Minors. Journal of the American Medical Association, 266 (22), 3159-3161. Jason, L. A., Ji, P. Y., Anes, M. D., Xaverious, P. (1992). A Survey of Merchant Cigarette Sales to Minors in the Chicagoland Area. Evaluation and the Health Professions, 15(4), 375-384.
REFERENCES
Robin J. Mermelstein, PhD. Professor, Deputy Director
David Dubois, Ph.D. Professor
Institute for Health Research and Policy
University of Illinois at Chicago
1747 W. Roosevelt Road, Room 558, MC 275
Chicago, IL 60608
312- 996-7222 / robinm@uic.edu / dldubois@uic.edu
John Cepek,
PFLAG National President, & Char Cepek, PFLAG Northern Illinois Council
11133 Indian Woods Dr.
Indian Head Park, IL 60525
708-784-1662
jrcepek@sbcglogal.net
Patrick Finnessy, PhD,
Director, Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Concerns
University of Illinois at Chicago / M/C 369
1007 W. Harrison St / 1180 Behavioral Sciences Building
Chicago, IL 60607
312-413-8619
pkfinn@uic.edu
Brian Flay, D.Phil. Distinguished Professor
Department of Public Health / Oregon State University
Waldo Hall #321, MAIL: Waldo Hall #254
Corvallis, OR 97331 /
brian.flay@oregonstate.edu / 541-737-3837
Tom Sawyer, Ph.D. & Donna Goetz, Ph.D. Associate Professors
Psychology Department / Elmhurst College
Schaible Science Center, 146 / 190 Prospect Avenue / Elmhurst, IL 60126-3296
630-617-3589 / toms@elmhurst.edu / donnag@elmhurst.edu
Tony Menditto, Ph.D. Director of Clinical Services
Paul Stuve, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist
Fulton State Hospital / 600 East 5th Street / Fulton, MO 65251
573-592-2328 / Amenditt@coin.org
Dennis Kivlighan, Ph.D., / Counseling Psychologist. Professor and Chair / Department of Counseling &Personnel Services
3214 Benjamin Building / University of Maryland / College Park, MD 20742 / (301) 405-2863 / KivlighanD@missouri.edu


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