Dr. Angela Gillium, Professor of Psychology

Dr. Angela Gillem

Professor of Psychology

Dr. Angela Gillem, Professor of Psychology, is a licensed clinical psychologist. She received her B.S. in psychology from Michigan State University and her Ph.D. in Clinical/Community Psychology from Boston University. Her current research is on multicultural counseling competence. Her clinical interests are in adult survivors of sexual abuse/rape; racial, sexual, and gender identity; and multicultural and evidence based practice. 

In 2008, she received a Steinbrucker Fund financial award to support her research. Along with her research team, she is currently running a validation study of a Multicultural Counseling and Psychotherapy Test (MCPT) that they developed to assess cultural competence in graduate students in counseling and clinical psychology programs.

She is a member, past officer (twice), and 2004 conference co-coordinator of the Association for Women in Psychology (AWP). She is also a member of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and the divisions on psychology of women, psychological study of ethnic minority issues, and psychological study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues of the American Psychological Association (APA).

In, 2001, she received the APA Division 44 Distinguished Racial/Ethnic Diversity Contribution Award for outstanding scientific, educational, and professional contributions to LGB Issues; in 2004, she received the Christine Ladd-Franklin Award for Distinguished Contributions to AWP and to Feminist Psychology; in 2006, she received the Arcadia University Cultural Ally Award for dedication to students of color and LGBT students and dedication to multiculturalism on and off campus; and in 2007 she received the Florence Denmark Distinguished Mentoring Award. She served on the steering committee of the 2005 APA National Multicultural Summit and for her service she received the APA Presidential Citation in 2005.

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • Christensen, K., & Gillem, A. R. "Urban African American Students and School Success: The Role of School Counselors and Educators in Creating a Climate of Care." Paper in submission, Nov. 2012.
  • Christensen, K., & Gillem, A.R. (2013). Urban African American Students and School Success: Creating a Climate of Care –Presented at the APA National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Houston, TX
  • Christensen, K., & Gillem, A.R. (2012). Urban African American Students and School Success: Creating a Climate of Care – Presented at Boston College Diversity Challenge, Boston, MA
  • Sehgal, R., Saules, K., Young, A., Grey, M. J., Gillem, A. R., Nabors, N. A., Byrd, M. R., & Jefferson, S. (2011).. Practicing what we know: Multicultural counseling competence among clinical psychology trainees and experienced multicultural psychologists. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 17(1), 1-10. 
  • Gillem, A.R., & Bartoli, E. (2009). The multicultural competence test: An objective measure – Presented at the Pennsylvania Psychological Association Annual Convention, Harrisburg, PA  
  • Gillem, A.R., & Bartoli, E. (2009). The multicultural counseling & psychotherapy competence test (MCPT): An objective measure – Symposium presented at the 2009 Teachers College Winter Roundtable, New York, NY.
  • Gillem, A.R., & Bartoli, E. (2009). Multicultural Counseling Competence: Clinical, assessment, and training considerations –Roundtable discussion at the 2009 APA National Multicultural Conference and Summit, New Orleans, LA
  • Bartoli, E. & Gillem, A.R. (2008). "Continuing to depolarize the debate on sexual orientation and religion: Identity and the therapeutic process." Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 39(2):202-209.
  • Bartoli, E. & Gillem, A.R. (2008). "Multicultural counseling competence: Ethical, empirical, and training considerations." Presented at Pennsylvania Psychological Association, 2008 Annual Convention (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Bartoli, E. & Gillem A.R. (2007). "Continuing to depolarize the debate on sexual orientation and religion: Identity, process, and social responsibility." Symposium presented at the 2007 Winter Roundtable Multicultural Conference at Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY.
  • Bartoli, E. & Gillem A.R. (2007). "Continuing to depolarize the debate on sexual orientation and religion: Beyond Identity Conflict." Symposium presented at the 2007 Assn. For Women in Psychology Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Gillem, A. R., Lincoln, S. K., & English, K. (2006). "Biracial populations." In M. G. Constantine (Ed.), Clinical practice with people of color: A guide to becoming culturally competent. (pp.104-124). New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Gillem, A.R. (2004). "Triple jeopardy in the lives of biracial Black/White women." In J.C. Chrisler, C. Golden, & P.D. Rozee (Eds.), Lectures on the psychology of women (3rd Ed.), New York: McGraw Hill, pp. 220 – 235.
  • Gillem, A.R., & Thompson, C. (Eds.) (2004). Biracial women in therapy: Between the rock of gender and the hard place of race. New York: Haworth Press.

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