Tyler Lefevor

I am a counselor-presenter-researcher and assistant professor in the psychology department. I study the impact of faith, gender, and sexuality on mental health, with the aim to translate research to benefit lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, and religious communities. In particular, I am interested in the experiences of LGBTQ and religious individuals in therapy, how LGBTQ people of faith make decisions regarding their faith, sexuality, and gender, and risk/resilience factors among LGBTQ people of faith. I am a licensed psychologist in Tennessee and maintain a small private practice focused on helping individuals resolve conflicts and mental health challenges related to sexuality, gender, and faith. I also provide a range of trainings and workshops surrounding sexual and gender identities, diversity, and inclusion to interested businesses and community groups. If you are interested in continued conversation around any of these themes, feel free to reach out to me or check out my website.

Website: www.tylerlefevor.com

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Lefevor, G. T., *Paiz, J. Y., *Stone, W. M., +Huynh, K. D., *Virk, H. E., *Sorrell, S. A., & *Gage, S. (in press). Homonegativity and the Black church: Is congregational variation the missing link?. The Counseling Psychologist. IF: 1.518

+Bridges, J. G., Lefevor, G. T., & Schow, R. L. (in press). Identify affirmation and mental health among sexual minorities: A raised-Mormon sample. Journal of GLBT Family Studies.

Lefevor, G. T., *Blaber, I. P., *Huffman, C. E., Schow, R. L., Beckstead, A. L., Raynes, M., & Rosik, C. H. (2019). Sexual minority Mormon well-being, religiousness, sex positivity, and beliefs about same-sex sexuality. The Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. IF: 1.831

Lefevor, G. T., *Sprague, B. M., *Boyd-Rogers, C. C., *Smack, A. C. P. (2019). How well do various types of support buffer psychological distress among transgender and gender non-conforming students? International Journal of Transgenderism, 20, 39-48.

Lefevor, G. T., *Boyd-Rogers, C. C., *Sprague, B. M., & +Janis, R. A. (2019). Health disparities between genderqueer, transgender, and cisgender individuals: An extension of Minority Stress Theory. Journal of Counseling Psychology. IF: 3.850

Lefevor, G. T., +Janis, R. A., *Franklin, A., & *Stone, W. (2019). Initial distress and therapeutic outcomes among transgender and gender non-conforming people of color. The Counseling Psychologist. IF: 1.518

Lefevor, G. T., Beckstead, A. L., Schow, R. L., Raynes, M., Mansfield, T. R., & Rosik, C. H. (2019). Satisfaction and health within four sexual identity relationship options. The Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 45, 355-369. IF: 1.725

Lefevor, G. T., *Sorrell, S. A., *Kappers, G., *Plunk, A., Schow, R. L., Rosik, C. H., & Beckstead, A. L. (2019). Same-sex attracted, not LGBQ: The implications of sexual identity labelling on religiosity, sexuality, and health among Mormons. The Journal of Homosexuality. IF: 1.438

*Indicates student coauthor

Selected Professional Presentations

Lefevor, G. T. & Davis, E. B. (2019, August). Civility and cultural humility in research: Working at the intersection of religious and sexual identity. Oral presentation at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Chicago, IL.

Paiz, J. Y.,* Virk, H. E.,* Stone, W.,* & Lefevor, G. T. (2019, August). The influence of race/ethnicity and religiousness on mental health treatment seeking. Poster presentation at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Chicago, IL.

Boyd-Rogers, C. C.* & Lefevor, G. T. (2019, August). Health disparities between transgender, non-binary/genderqueer, and cisgender individuals: An adaptation of minority stress theory. Poster presentation at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Chicago, IL.

Lefevor, G. T. (2019, May). Same-sex attracted, not LGBQ: The role of sexual identity on health among religiously conservative sexual minorities. Paper presentation at the annual LGBTQ Health Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Lefevor, G. T. & Davis, E. B. (2019, April). Understanding single/relationship status satisfaction among sexual minority Mormons. Symposium organized at the Midwinter Conference of the Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. Bowling Green, OH.

Lefevor, G. T. (2018, October). Religiousness, sexuality, and well-being among sexual minority Mormons. Paper presented at the LGBTQ in Academia Conference. Johnson City, TN.

Lefevor, G. T. (2018, September). Change in therapy among transgender and gender non-conforming racial/ethnic minorities. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the North American Society for Psychotherapy Research. Brighton, UT.

Sorrell, S.,* & Lefevor, G. T. (2018, August). Individual, congregational, and denominational differences in attitudes toward homosexuality and their relationship with religiosity. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. San Francisco, CA.

Selected Community Workshops and Trainings

Lefevor, G. T. (2019, April). Moving beyond tolerating sexual and gender minority congregants. Paid presentation given to members of Evergreen Presbyterian Church.

Lefevor, G. T. (2018, May). An introduction to sexual and gender identity and development. Paid presentation given to members of the Idlewild Presbyterian Church.

Lefevor, G. T. (2017, May). An intersectional approach to faith, gender, and sexuality. Presentation given to staff at Stanford Counseling and Psychological Services.

Lefevor, G. T. (2017, March). I’m too sexy for my shirt (to take it off that is): Queer body image. Presentation given to the Stanford Queer Graduate Student Association.

Lefevor, G. T. & Florence, A. (2016, September). Encouraging authenticity and well-being among LGBT Mormons. Workshop given at the Annual Affirmation Conference, Provo, UT.
 

Education

Postdoctoral Fellowship Stanford University
PH.D. University of Miami, Counseling Psychology
B.S. Brigham Young University