Recent CCHE Highlights

We have recent works to highlight by two of our CCHE Leaders!

Dr. Stephanie Budge and her co-authors Dr. Morgan T. Sinnard and Dr. William T. Hoyt, are highlighted in the current American Psychological Association Journal Article Spotlight. Their study is the first published account of a randomized controlled psychotherapy trial with transgender and nonbinary clients in the United States.

The main goal of the study was to determine the feasibility and acceptability of conducting a randomized controlled trial testing two psychotherapy treatments for transgender and nonbinary clients, and a secondary goal was to explore therapeutic outcomes from each treatment. The researchers concluded that the trial was both feasible and acceptable. Regarding acceptability, 100% of clients reported that they had a positive experience in the study, and 100% of clients indicated that they would enroll in the study again if the opportunity arose. In addition, clients in both psychotherapy conditions reported clinically significant levels of improvement in their psychological distress.

This important study was funded by a 2017 AHEAD pilot grant awarded to Dr. Budge!


Susan PassmoreDr. Susan Passmore is celebrating the publication of the new book, Community Organizing and Community Building for Health and Social Equity, which includes a chapter she co-authored with Dr. Stephen B. Thomas of University of Maryland and Dr. Laura Linnan of University of North Carolina! Their chapter highlights barbershop/salon public health interventions with the UMD and UNC experience as examples. This fourth edition of the text provides both classic and recent contributions to the field, with a special accent on how these approaches can contribute to health and social equity.

The 24 chapters offer conceptual frameworks, skill- building and case studies in areas like coalition building, antiracism practice, organizing by and with women of color, community assessment, and the power of the arts, the Internet, social media, and policy and media advocacy in such work. The use of participatory evaluation and strategies and tips on fundraising for community organizing also are presented, as are the ethical challenges that can arise in this work, alongside helpful tools for anticipating and addressing them. Learn more about the book here.

Congratulations to all and thank you for your work!