As we try to look objectively on the world, it seems like the last thing you would need was a self-reflective lens! The focus looks like it is in the wrong direction! But the irony is that unless we understand ourselves, we cannot be objective looking at the world outside ourselves. Developed by a team …
Edward J. Callahan, PhD
University of California, Davis Health System
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel
Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Chair, Vice Chancellor’s LGBTQI Advisory Committeee
A couple of years ago a medical student who was considering gender transition contacted me to inquire about training as a surgeon. This gender-variant individual of color was attending a medical school somewhere in the Mid-West and had suffered appalling experiences of discrimination. After much soul-searching, they decided that no surgery training program would be …
Andrés F. Sciolla, MD
Dr. Sciolla is an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Davis, Co-Director of the Doctoring 2 course at the School of Medicine and Medical Director of a community mental health clinic, the Northgate Point Regional Support Team in Sacramento, California. He graduated from the University Of Chile School Of Medicine and is a board-certified psychiatrist.
Not so long ago, homosexuality was triply stigmatized. Throughout much of the 20th century, in addition to being condemned as a sin and prosecuted as a crime, it was assumed by the mental health professions to be an illness. Although that assumption was never based on valid scientific research, the stigma attached to homosexuality impelled …
Dr. Gregory Herek
UC Davis Department of Psychology
Professor Herek is an internationally recognized authority on prejudice against sexual minorities, anti-gay violence, and AIDS-related stigma. He received his Ph.D. in social psychology from UC Davis in 1983, then was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University. He subsequently served as a faculty member at Yale and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York before returning to UCD, first as a research psychologist and later as a tenured professor. You can follow him on Twitter and his blog Beyond Homophobia.