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Presentations (2012-2018)

 

Names in bold indicate RISE lab faculty, students, and postdoctoral fellows

Clinkenbeard, J. P. S., Robinson, P., Richard, M., & Balsam, K. F. (2019, August). The Role of Community Involvement in Determining Resiliency to Substance Use Disorders Among a Sample of Gay and Bisexual Men. Poster to be presented at the 2019 American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Rana, V., Anaya, I., Richards, M., Robinson, P., & Balsam, K. F. (2018, August). Racism, internalized homophobia and community involvement in Latinx gay and bisexual men. Poster to be presented at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

 

Gill, D., Robinson, P. M., Richards, M., Dowling, K., & Balsam, K. F. (2018, August). Self-identified bisexual men: Identity, rejection sensitivity and sexual risk behavior. Poster to be presented at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

 

Savarese, E.N., Balsam, K.F., & Evans, W.R. (2018, August). Demographics, relationship satisfaction, and mental health among LGB military couples. Poster to be presented at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

 

Anaya, I., Simonetti, J., Balsam, K.F. & Eliason, M. (2017, August) Discrimination, Internalized Homophobia and Health Outcomes in Older Sexual Minority Women. Poster presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

 

Dowling, K., Richards, M., Robinson, P., & Balsam, K.F. (2017, August). Religion, internalized homophobia, and sexual health in gay, bisexual, and queer men. Poster presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.     

 

Yuodsnukis, B., Peta, J., & Balsam, K.F. (2017, August). Transgender and gender nonconforming adults: Stress, resilience, and alcohol use.  Poster presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

 

Rothblum, E.D., Balsam, K.F., Riggle, E., Rostosky, S., & Wickham, R. (2017, March). Challenges and opportunities in studying the longest “legal” same-sex couples in North America. Symposium on “Opportunities and challenges in conducting research in same-sex families,” International Convention of Psychological Science, Vienna, Austria.

 

Testa, R.J., Seymour, N., Cukrowicz, K., & Balsam, K. F. (2017, February). Reasons for suicide attempt in transgender and gender nonconforming people. Oral presentation at the US Professional Association of Transgender Health Conference, Los Angeles, California.

 

Balsam, K. F., Evans, W. R., Rothblum, E. D., & Wickham, R. (2016, August).  Thriving together: Twelve-year follow-up of same-sex and heterosexual couples.  In S. S. Rostosky (Chair), Stress, Coping, and Relationship Quality among Long-term Couples. Symposium to be presented at the 124th Annual Convention of American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

 

Simonetti, J., Webb, A., Balsam, K. F., Eliason, M. (2016, August). Gender expression and sexual minority women health outcomes. In K.F. Balsam (Chair), New perspectives on gender diversity among LGBT populations. Symposium to be presented at the 124th Annual Convention of American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

 

Balsam, K. F., Rothblum, E. D, Wickham, R., & Rubinstein, V. (2016, August). Butch and femme gender roles within female same-sex couples. In K.F. Balsam (Chair), New perspectives on gender diversity among LGBT populations. Symposium to be presented at the 124th Annual Convention of American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

 

Heyne, G. M., Peta, J. L., Testa, R. J., & Balsam, K.F. (2016, August). Coming out milestones

and mental health among trans* adults. Poster to be presented at the 124th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

 

Holmes, J. E., Simonetti, J., Balsam, K. F., Riggle, E. D. B., & Wickham, R. E. (2016,

August). Gender and sexual orientation differences: Life stressors and coping styles. In S. S. Rostosky (Chair), Stress, coping, and relationship quality among long-term couples. Symposium to be presented at the 124th Annual Convention of American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

 

Robinson, P.M., Rios, V., & Richards, M.A. (2016, August). Body satisfaction, race/ethnicity, and sexual risk among gay, bisexual, and queer men. In K.F. Balsam (chair), New directions in gay, bisexual, and queer men’s health: The MORPH study. Symposium to be presented at the 2016 American Psychological Association (APA), Denver, CO.

 

Richards, M.A., Robinson, P. M., Rios, V., & Balsam, K. F. (2016, August).  Personality and resiliency to minority stress in gay, bisexual, and queer men.  In K. F. Balsam (chair), New directions in gay, bisexual, and queer men’s health: The MORPH study. Symposium to be presented at the 124th Annual Convention of American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

 

Rios, V.Robinson, P. M., Richards, M. A., & Balsam, K. F. (2016, August). Body satisfaction,

race/ethnicity, and sexual risk among gay, bisexual, and queer men. In K. F. Balsam (chair), New directions in gay, bisexual, and queer men’s health: The MORPH study. Symposium to be presented at the 124th Annual Convention of American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

 

Testa, R.J., Seymour, N., Cukrowicz, K., & Balsam, K. F. (2016, June). Reasons for suicide attempt in transgender and gender nonconforming people. Oral presentation at the World Professional Association of Transgender Health Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

Testa, R.J., Michaels, M. S., Bliss, W., Rogers, M. L., Balsam, K. F., & Joiner, T. (2016, April). Suicidal ideation in transgender people: Gender minority stress and interpersonal theory factors. In M. Rogers (Chair), Recent Advances and Future Directions in Minority Suicide. Symposium presented at the 49th Annual American Association of Suicidology Conference, Chicago, IL.

 

Balsam, K. F., Evans, W. R., Bliss, W., & Rincon, C. M. (2015, November). Trauma and PTSD symptoms in a national sample of lesbian, gay, and bisexual military personnel. In L. Zimmerman (Chair), Bridging scientific evidence and clinical application: Risks and resources contributing to symptomology and recovery after traumatic stress among sexual minorities. Symposium presented at the 31st annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, New Orleans, LA.

 

Balsam, K. F., Rothblum, E. D., Clark, J. B., & Beauchaine, T. P. (2015, August).  Longitudinal predictors of marriage among male and female same-sex couples.  In S. S. Rostosky (Chair), Same-sex couples’ relationships in the context of legal recognition: The CUPPLES Study.  Symposium presented at the 123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

 

Rostosky, S. S., Riggle, E. D. B., Balsam, K. F., & Rothblum, E. D. (2015, August).  What are same-sex couples’ experiences of legal relationship recognition?  In S. S. Rostosky (Chair), Same-sex couples’ relationships in the context of legal recognition: The CUPPLES Study.  Symposium presented at the 123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

 

Holmes, J. E., Evans, R. W., Balsam, K. F., Clark, J. B. & Rothblum, E. D. (2015, August).  Reasons for breakup in women’s same-sex relationships.  In S. S. Rostosky (Chair), Same-sex couples’ relationships in the context of legal recognition: The CUPPLES Study.  Symposium presented at the 123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

 

Richards, M. A., Rothblum, E. D., Balsam, K. F., Beauchaine, T. P., Clark, J. B., & Holmes, J. E. (2015, August).  Comparing the children of same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples on demographic measures of success.  Poster presented at the 123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

 

Robinson, P. M., Eliason, M. J., & Balsam, K. F. (2015, August).  The LGBT Health Literacy and Self Efficacy Scale: Construction and reliability.  Poster presented at the 123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

 

Sandoval, M. R., Coquia, D., Habarth, J., Clark, J. B., & Balsam, K. F. (2015, August).  Heteronormativity and associated outcomes among sexual minority and heterosexual women.  Poster presented at the 123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

 

Nelson, E., Makhoulian, S., Habarth, J., Clark, J. B., & Balsam, K. F. (2015, August).  Predicting heteronormativity among sexual minority and heterosexual women and men.  Poster presented at the 123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

 

Heyne, G. M., Testa, R. J., & Balsam, K. F. (August, 2015).  Gender identity-related suicide attempts among transgender adults.  In Balsam, K. F. (Chair), Minority stress and mental health among trans* adults.   Symposium presented at the 123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

 

Peta, J. L., Heyne, G. M., Testa, R. J., & Balsam, K. F. (August, 2015).  Childhood abuse, gender identity, and minority stress among transgender adults.  In Balsam, K. F. (Chair), Minority stress and mental health among trans* adults.   Symposium presented at the 123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

 

Testa, R. J., Habarth, J., Peta, J. L., & Balsam, K. F. (August, 2015).  Development of the Gender Minority Stress and Resilience Measure.  In Balsam, K. F. (Chair), Minority stress and mental health among trans* adults.   Symposium presented at the 123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

 

Webb, A. L., Peta, J. L., Tests, R. J., & Balsam, K. F. (August, 2015).  Gender non-affirmation and psychological distress among transgender adults.  In Balsam, K. F. (Chair), Minority stress and mental health among trans* adults.   Symposium presented at the 123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

 

Balsam, K. F. (2015, August).  Stressors and strengths among LGBT populations: Lessons from my research.  In Grant, N. (Chair), LGBTQ Research: Where are we now?  Symposium presented at the 123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

 

Evans, R. W., Rincon, C. M., Bliss, W., Johnston, S., & Balsam, K. F. (2015, August).  Mental health and outness among LGB service members.  In K. F. Balsam (Chair), Mental health implications of minority stress among LGB service members.  Symposium presented at the 123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

 

Rincon, C. M., Bliss, W., Evans, R. W., Bhakta, J., & Balsam, K. F.   (2015, August).  Effects of victimization on mental health among LGB service members.  In K. F. Balsam (Chair), Mental health implications of minority stress among LGB service members.  Symposium presented at the 123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

 

Bliss, W., Evans, R. W., Rincon, C. M., Bhakta, J., & Balsam, K. F. (2015, August).  Concealment, discrimination, victimization, and suicidality among LGB service members.  In K. F. Balsam (Chair), Mental health implications of minority stress among LGB service members.  Symposium presented at the 123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

 

Johnston, S., Webb-Murphy, J., Bhakta, J., Morrison, T., Roesch, S., Balsam, K. F., & Goldblum, P.  (2015, August).  Should I tell my psychologist I’m gay: Stigma and barriers to care in LGB service members.  In K. F. Balsam (Chair), Mental health implications of minority stress among LGB service members.  Symposium presented at the 123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

 

Balsam, K. F. (2015, March).  Lesbian couples who dissolved their relationship.  In E. D. Rothblum (Chair), Lesbians in long-term intact and dissolved relationships reflect on legal status.  Symposium to be conducted at the Annual Conference for the Association of Women in Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

 

 

Balgobin, A., Webb, A., Balsam, K. F. (2015, March).  Identity Wars: Intersectional Minority Stress and Social Well-Being Among Sexual Minority Women of Color.  Paper to be presented at the Annual Conference for the Association of Women in Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

 

 

Balsam, K. F., Clark, J. B., Rothblum, E. D., Beauchaine, T. P. (2014, August). Longitudinal predictors of relationship dissolution among same-sex and heterosexual couples. Paper presented at 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

 

 

Balsam, K. F. ,Kaysen, D. L., Kirk, J. L., Richards, M. A., Hodge, K. A., & Rhew, I. C. (2014, August).  Daily mood, stress, and drinking among young sexual minority women.  Poster presented at the 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

 

 

Balgobin, A. Y. N., Rincon, C. M., Brennan, M. K., & Balsam, K. F. (2014, August).  Spirituality, well-being, race & ethnicity in young sexual minority women.  Poster presented at the 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D. C.

 

 

Clark, J. B., Riggle, E. D. B., Rostosky, S. S., Tomita, K. K., & Balsam, K. F. (2014, August). Windsor and Perry: Reactions of same-sex and heterosexual couple members.  Paper presented at the 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

 

 

Evans, R. W., Richards, M. A., Clark, J. B., Beauchaine, T. P., & Balsam, K. F. (2014, August). Geography, minority stress, and mental health among LGB adults. Poster presented at the 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

 

 

Tomita, K., Peta, J. L., Testa, R. J., & Balsam, K. F. (2014, August).  Gender-affirming medical interventions and suicidality among transgender adults.  Paper presented at the 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

 

 

Peta, J. L., Robinson, P., Testa, R. J., & Balsam, K. F. (2014, August).  Child abuse, minority stress, and mental health in transgender adults.  Paper presented at the 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

 

 

Rider, G. N., Testa, R. J., Haug, N. A., Peta, J. L., & Balsam, K. F. (2014, August).  Multiple minority stressors and disordered eating behaviors among transgender persons.  Paper presented at the 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

 

 

Pflum, S., Testa, R. J., & Balsam, K. F. (2014, August). Depression, anxiety, and social support among transgender adults.   Paper presented at the 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

 

 

Balsam, K. F., Riggle, E. D. B., Rothblum, E. D., Rostosky, S. S., & Beauchaine, T. (2014, May).  Legal status and mental health among same-sex and heterosexual couples.  Paper presented at the 26th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

 

 

Peta, J. L., Rincon, C. M., Gotelli, C. A., Testa, R. J., Sciacca, L. M., & Balsam, K. F.   (2013, June).  Association between discrimination and suicidality in transgender adults.  Paper presented at the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Graduate Student Research Symposium in Transgender Health held at the 12th Annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference.

 

 

Brennan, M., Gitlin, R., Clark, J. B., Sluis, H., & Balsam, K. F.  (2013, August).  MDD, GAD, and social connectedness among sexual minority women.  Poster presented at the 121st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI. 

 

 

Rincon, C.M., Peta, J.L., Brennan, M.K., Gitlin, R., & Balsam, K.F.  (2013, August). Psychosocial factors in tobacco use among sexual minority women.  Poster presented at the 121st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI. 

 

 

Robinson, P., Rubinstein, V., Testa, R. J., Beadnell, B., Wells, E. A., & Balsam, K. F. (2013, August).  Predictors of substance use among LGBTQ youth. Poster presented at the 121st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI. 

 

 

Balsam, K. F., Molina, Y., Cochran, B. N., & Simpson, T. L. (2012, November).  Military experiences, trauma, and mental health in a national sample of lesbian, gay, and bisexual veterans.  Paper presented at the 28th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Los Angeles, CA.

 

Gitlin, R., Sluis, H., & Balsam, K. F. (2012, August).  Sexual health and healthcare access among diverse sexual minority women.  Poster presented at the 120th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

 

Sluis, H., Gitlin, R., & Balsam, K. F. (2012, August).  LGB identity and community involvement among diverse sexual minority women.  Poster presented at the 120th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

 

Blayney, J., Balsam, K. F., Molina, Y., Dillworth, T., Leickly, E., & Kaysen, D. (2012, June).  Ethnic and racial differences in trauma, mental health, and substance use among young sexual minority women.  Poster presented at the 35th Annual Society for Research on Alcoholism, San Francisco, CA.

 

Rubinstein, V., Bennett, H., & Balsam, K. F. (2012, April).  Mental health consequences of sexual assault in LGB adults.  Poster presented at the 92nd Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Burlingame, CA.