Call for Submissions: Special Issue of Journal of LGBTQ Issues in Counseling Counseling Competency with Transgender Clients Deadline for Proposals: January 30, 2010

The Journal of LGBTQ Issues in Counseling invites submissions for a special issue on counseling competency with transgender clients. Planned publication date for the special issue is December 2010.

The purpose of this special issue is to call the counseling field to consider new and innovative ways to address counseling competency with transgender clients in counselor supervision, training, research, and practice, and advocacy. Proposals should comment on or help practitioners and scholars engage and apply the recently ACA-endorsed Counseling Competencies with Transgender Clients (see for a pdf of this document). Proposals should also be grounded in social justice, feminist, multicultural, and liberatory frameworks and approaches to working with transgender clients. The editors of this special issue are interested in research, theory, and practice-based proposals. The emphasis for this special issue is on proposals addressing school, community, university, activist, community-based, and other settings in which counselors work. We are emphasizing submissions that attend to inequities in power, privilege, and access to resources experienced by transgender people from diverse populations through forces such as racism, sexism, heterosexism, classism, ableism, adultism, and ageism within the counseling relationship and counseling setting.

If you are interested in the possibility of authoring an article in this special issue, please submit a 2-3 page double-spaced proposal that specifically addresses your chosen topic. We cannot guarantee acceptance of all proposals, as there will be a peer-review process. We hope to include articles by established scholars in transgender studies and to concurrently highlight new voices in the field. We encourage collaborative authorship with students, community-based organizers, and activists. Finished practice, theory, and research-based articles will be 15 double-spaced manuscript pages in length, not including references. Submissions must be original and not previously published and written in APA-6th ed. Proposals will be reviewed as they are received.
The deadline for proposal submission is 1/30/09. Please submit an electronic copy of your proposal to Dr. Anneliese Singh at and a copy to Dr. Theo Burnes at We are happy to discuss the special issue with you by email or phone: Anneliese Singh at (404) 849-8186 or Theo Burnes at (903) 886-5634. After initial review, co-editors will communicate proposal decisions by 2/15/2010. If a proposal is selected, the manuscript will be due by 5/15/2010. Subsequent anonymous, peer-reviews and author revisions according to reviewer feedback will each have 30-day cycles. No extensions will be provided due to the tight timeline for the special issue.

We look forward to receiving your proposal. Anneliese Singh and Theo Burnes (Special Issue Co-Editors)