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Emily Fisher

Professor

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Department of Specialized Programs in Professional Psychology

Publications

Image for publication on Responsive School Practices to Support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Students and Families (School-Based Practice in Action)Image for publication on Counseling Special Populations in SchoolsImage for publication on Creating Safe and Supportive Learning Environments: A Guide for Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth and Families

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Biography

Emily Fisher, Ph.D., is a professor in the department of Specialized Programs in Professional Psychology. She teaches courses in the School Psychology and Counseling programs on counseling and treatment of emotional and behavioral disorders with a focus on children and adolescents. Dr. Fisher has published extensively on school-based supports for LGBTQ youth. Her most recent book, Counseling Special Populations in Schools, addresses strength-based approaches to build resilience among highly marginalized young people, including those who are homeless, living in foster care, and involved in the juvenile justice system. Dr. Fisher is also interested in methods to develop cultural humility among pre-service professionals. Her experience working in clinical, juvenile justice, and school settings informs her work.

Education

University of California Santa Barbara

Ph.D., Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology

University of California Santa Barbara

M.A, Counseling Psychology

Connecticut College

B.A., Psychology

Areas of Expertise

Counseling Children & AdolescentsSchool Supports for LGBTQ YouthPositive PsychologySolution-Focused Brief CounselingMulticultural CounselingSocial Justice

Industry Expertise

  • Education/Learning
  • Mental Health Care

Affiliations

  • American Counseling Association
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • Trainers of School Psychology
  • NASP LGBTQI2-S Committee

Languages

  • English

Media Appearances

Best practices in supporting students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning

Best practices in school psychology  print

Fisher, E. S. (2014). Best practices in supporting students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning. In P. L. Harrison & A. Thomas (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology (6th ed.; pp. 191-203). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

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Preparing social justice leaders to deconstruct heterosexual privilege

Equity in higher education: Theory, policy, & praxis (vol 7) LGBT hate: No Pulse on my campus  print

Huchting, K., Bickett, J. & Fisher, E. (accepted). Preparing social justice leaders to deconstruct heterosexual privilege. In V. Stead (Ed.), Equity in higher education: Theory, policy, & praxis (vol 7) LGBT hate: No Pulse on my campus. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing

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