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Selected Publications and Presentations

 Selected publications

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Foster, A.B., Brewster, M.E., Velez, B., & Eklund, A. (in press). Footprints in the Sand: Personal, Psychological, and Relational Profiles of Religious, Spiritual, and Atheist LGB Individuals. Journal of Homosexuality

Brewster, M.E., Velez, B.L., Foster, A., Esposito, J., Robinson, M.A. (in press). Minority Stress and the Moderating Role of Religious Coping Among Religious and Spiritual Sexual Minority Individuals. Journal of Counseling Psychology

Velez, B., Breslow, A., Brewster, M.E., Cox, R., & Foster, A. (in press) A test of objectification theory with men of transgender experiences. Journal of Counseling Psychology

Robinson, M.A., & Brewster, M.E. (in press)The Development of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Affiliate Stigma Measure. Journal of Family Psychology

Moradi, B., Tebbe, E. N., Brewster, M. E., Budge, S. L., Lenzen, A., Ege, E., Schuch, E., Arango, S., Angelone, N., Mender, E., Hiner, D., Huscher, K., Painter, J., & Flores, M. (in press). Content analysis of literature about trans issues from 2001-2012. The Counseling Psychologist

Breslow, A., Brewster, M.E., Velez, B.L., Wong, S., Geiger, E., & Soderstrom, B. (2015).Resilience and Collective Action: Exploring Buffers Against Minority Stress for Transgender Individuals. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 2, 253-265. (Link)

Keum, B., Wong, S., DeBlaere, C., & Brewster, M.E. (2015). Asian American men’s body image, acculturation, and drive for muscularity. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 16, 284-293. (Link)

Sandil, R., Robinson, M., Brewster, M.E., Geiger, E., & Wong, S. (2015). Negotiating Multiple Marginalizations: Experiences of South Asian LGBQ Individuals. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21, 76-88. (Link)

Jones, N., Brewster, M.E., & Jones, J. (2014). The creation and validation of the LGBT ally identity measure. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 1, 181-195. (Link)

Brewster, M.E., Velez, B.L., Mennicke, A., & Tebbe, E. (2014). Voices from beyond: A thematic content analysis of transgender employees' workplace experiences. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 1, 159-169. (Link)

Brewster, M.E., Robinson, M., Sandil, R. Esposito, J., & Geiger, E. (2014). Arrantly absent: Atheism in psychological science from 2001-2012. The Counseling Psychologist, 42, 628-663. (Link)

Brewster, M.E., Velez, B.L., Esposito, J., Wong, S., Geiger, L., & Keum, B. (2014). Moving beyond the binary with disordered eating research: A test and extension of objectification theory with bisexual women. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 61, 50-62. (Link)

Robinson, M. A., & Brewster, M. E. (2014). Motivations for fatherhood: Examining internalized heterosexism and gender-role conflict with childless gay and bisexual men. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 15, 49-59. (Link)

 

Selected presentations

Brewster, M. E., Sawyer, J. (August, 2015). Loneliness and psychological distress: Exploring outcomes of anti-atheist discrimination. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Brewster, M. E., Soderstrom, B., Esposito, J., Breslow, A.S., Caso, T., Arango, S., Foster, A., Geiger, E., Sandil, R., Morshedian, N., Sawyer, J., Cheng, J. (August, 2015). Understanding “monogamish” relationships: A content analysis of peer-reviewed scholarship. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Breslow, A.S. (August, 2015). Resilience and Collective Action: Exploring Buffers Against Minority Stress for Transgender Individuals. Esposito, J. (August, 2015). Minority Stress Amongst Individuals Living with Multiple Sclerosis; Foster, A. (August, 2015). Becoming Ace: Identity development and formation for asexuals of color; Geiger, E. (August, 2015). Perceived Experiences of Discrimination for Individuals with Learning Disabilities: Scale Development. In M. E. Brewster (Chair) Minority Stress Beyond LGB: New Frontiers in Transgender, Asexuality, and Disability Stigma Research. Symposium to be conducted at the annual meeting of American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Velez, B. L., Breslow, A.S., Brewster, M. E., Cox, R. (August, 2015) A Test of Objectification Theory with Transgender Men. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Brewster, M.E. (May, 2015). LGBTQ Student Inequality Panel; Conference on Diversity at Stuyvesant High School, New York City, NY. 

Brewster, M.E. (April, 2015). Bringing Diverse Narratives into the Nonbelieving Community, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Jones, N., & Brewster, M.E. (April, 2015). Predictors of Heterosexual Ally Activism Behaviors. Paper presented at the annual Western Psychological Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Esposito. J., Geiger, E., Breslow, A.S., Foster, A., Sandil, R., Brewster, M.E., & Velez, B. (March, 2015). Disability and multiple sclerosis: Stigma, outness, and links with psychological well-being. Poster presentation at the annual meeting for the Association for Women in San Francisco, California.

Foster, A., Geiger, E., Caso, T., Breslow, A., Sawyer, J., & Brewster, M.E. (February, 2015). Self and social justice: The benefits and drawbacks of hashtag activism. Roundtable discussion conducted at the annual Teachers College Winter Roundtable, New York, New York.

Esposito, J., Brewster, M. E. (February, 2015). Understanding chronic illness and its links to stigmatization, discrimination, outness, and psychological well-being: The case of multiple sclerosis. Poster presented at the annual Teachers College Winter Roundtable, New York, New York.

Wong, S.N., Keum, B.T., Caffarel, D. Srinivasan, R., Morshedian, N., Capodilupo, C.M., & Brewster, M.E. (February, 2015). Exploring the conceptualization of body image for Asian American women. Paper presented at the annual Teachers College Winter Roundtable, New York, NY.

Brewster, M.E. (January, 2015). Atheists in America: Widening Psychology’s Multicultural Legacy to Embrace Nonbelievers. Roundtable conducted at the biennial meeting of the National Multicultural Conference & Summit, Atlanta, GA.

Brewster, M.E. (November, 2014). Why has Psychology Been Silent When it Comes to Atheism? Keynote address at the annual meeting of Skepticon, Springfield, MO. 

Brewster, M.E., Sandil, R., Eklund, A., Breslow, A., & Cheng, J. (August, 2014). "No fats no fems!" The Dark side of Grinder Usage for Sexual Minority Men. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Brewster, M. E., Sawyer, J. (August, 2015). Loneliness and psychological distress: Exploring outcomes of anti-atheist discrimination. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Brewster, M. E., Soderstrom, B., Esposito, J., Breslow, A.S., Caso, T., Arango, S., Foster, A., Geiger, E., Sandil, R., Morshedian, N., Sawyer, J., Cheng, J. (August, 2015). Understanding “monogamish” relationships: A content analysis of peer-reviewed scholarship. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Breslow, A.S. (August, 2015). Resilience and Collective Action: Exploring Buffers Against Minority Stress for Transgender Individuals. Esposito, J. (August, 2015). Minority Stress Amongst Individuals Living with Multiple Sclerosis; Foster, A. (August, 2015). Becoming Ace: Identity development and formation for asexuals of color; Geiger, E. (August, 2015). Perceived Experiences of Discrimination for Individuals with Learning Disabilities: Scale Development. In M. E. Brewster (Chair) Minority Stress Beyond LGB: New Frontiers in Transgender, Asexuality, and Disability Stigma Research. Symposium to be conducted at the annual meeting of American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Velez, B. L., Breslow, A.S., Brewster, M. E., Cox, R. (August, 2015) A Test of Objectification Theory with Transgender Men. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Brown, C. (August, 2015). Bisexual Identity Development of Rural Individuals; Cheryl, D. (August, 2015). Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Young Bi Women in Toronto; Diaz, J. (August, 2015). Predictors of Heterosexual Self-Identification Among Behaviorally Bisexual Men; LeBreton, M. (August, 2015). Minority Stress and Syndemics as an Influence Bisexual Men's Mental Health and Sexual Behaviour; Pollitt, A. (August, 2015). Heteronormativity, Religion and Sex in a National Sample of Both-Sex Attracted Adolescents; Vencill, J. (August, 2015). Mixed Orientation Relationships and Sexual Health. In M. E. Brewster (Chair) and Christopher Davids (Chair). Pluralism: Multiple Expressions of Bisexuality. Symposium to be conducted at the annual meeting of American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Brewster, M.E. (May, 2015). LGBTQ Student Inequality Panel; Conference on Diversity at Stuyvesant High School, New York City, NY. 

Brewster, M.E. (April, 2015). Bringing Diverse Narratives into the Nonbelieving Community, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Jones, N., & Brewster, M.E. (April, 2015). Predictors of Heterosexual Ally Activism Behaviors. Paper presented at the annual Western Psychological Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Esposito. J., Geiger, E., Breslow, A.S., Foster, A., Sandil, R., Brewster, M.E., & Velez, B. (March, 2015). Disability and multiple sclerosis: Stigma, outness, and links with psychological well-being. Poster presentation at the annual meeting for the Association for Women in San Francisco, California.

Foster, A., Geiger, E., Caso, T., Breslow, A., Sawyer, J., & Brewster, M.E. (February, 2015). Self and social justice: The benefits and drawbacks of hashtag activism. Roundtable discussion conducted at the annual Teachers College Winter Roundtable, New York, New York.

Esposito, J., Brewster, M. E. (February, 2015). Understanding chronic illness and its links to stigmatization, discrimination, outness, and psychological well-being: The case of multiple sclerosis. Poster presented at the annual Teachers College Winter Roundtable, New York, New York.

Wong, S.N., Keum, B.T., Caffarel, D. Srinivasan, R., Morshedian, N., Capodilupo, C.M., & Brewster, M.E. (February, 2015). Exploring the conceptualization of body image for Asian American women. Paper presented at the annual Teachers College Winter Roundtable, New York, NY.

Brewster, M.E. (January, 2015). Atheists in America: Widening Psychology’s Multicultural Legacy to Embrace Nonbelievers. Roundtable conducted at the biennial meeting of the National Multicultural Conference & Summit, Atlanta, GA.

Brewster, M.E. (November, 2014). Why has Psychology Been Silent When it Comes to Atheism? Keynote address at the annual meeting of Skepticon, Springfield, MO. 

Breslow, A.S., Brewster, M.E., Wong, S., Lenaburg, S., Foster, A., Velez, B., Jones, K. (August, 2014). A Test of Objectification Theory with Transgender Women. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Keum, T.B., Wong, S., DeBlaere, C., Brewster, M.E. (August, 2014). Measuring Muscularity Drives in Asian Men: An Extension of the Drive for Muscularity Scale. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Brewster, M. E., Sawyer, J., Eklund, A., Hammer, J., Palamar, J., Foster, A., & Lenaburg, S. (August, 2014). Atheists in America: An Extension of Minority Stress Theory to Non-Believing Populations. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Foster, A., Walker, A., Eklund, A., & Brewster, M.E. (August, 2014). Understanding Asexual People of Color. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Brewster, M. E., Robinson, M. A., Sandil, R., Esposito, J., & Geiger, E. (August, 2013). Atheism in Psychological Science: Results From a 10-Year Content Analysis. In C. DeBlaere (chair), Current Advancements and New Directions in Atheism Research. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Brewster, M.E., Velez, B., Esposito, J., Wong, S., Geiger, E., & Keum, B. (August, 2013). Bisexual Women's Experiences of Objectification: Links to body consciousness and disordered eating. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Esposito, J. & Brewster, M. (August, 2013). Shedding Light on the Invisibility of Concealed Chronic Illness: Stigma, Outness, and Links with Psychological Well-Being. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.    

Robinson, M. A., Velez, B., Brewster, M. E., Foster, A., & Esposito, J. (August, 2013). Minority Stress and the Mediating Role of Religious Coping Among LGB Individuals. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Robinson, M. A. (August 2013). Development of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Affiliate Stigma Measure: Confirmatory Factor and Test-Retest Analyses. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

 Sandil, R., Robinson, M., Brewster, M.E., Wong, S., & Geiger, E. (January, 2013).  Negotiating multiple marginalizations: Experiences of South Asian LGB individuals. In C. DeBlaere & D. Rivera (chair), Risk and Resiliency in Negotiating Multiple Minority Identities". Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Houston, TX.

 Lenaburg, S. & Geiger, E. (February, 2014). Disordered Eating Symptomatology within LGBTQ Populations: Opening Conversations with Counselors and Students Specializing in Weight and Body Image Concerns. Roundtable discussion presented at the annual Teachers College Winter Roundtable,  New York, New York.

Esposito, J., Geiger, E., & Ash, S. (February, 2014). Disability: Is there room within multiculturalism? Roundtable discussion presented at the annual Teachers College Winter Roundtable, New York, NY.

Brewster, M.E., Cheng, J., Foster, A., Breslow, A., Esposito, J., Geiger, E., Keum, B., Lenaburg, S., Sandil, R., & Sawyer, J. (February, 2014). The "me-search" in research: Processing insider/outsider identities when conducting studies with marginalized groups. Guided discussion presented at the annual Teachers College Winter Roundtable, New York, NY.

Sawyer, J., Brewster, M.E., & Lau, M. (February, 2014). An Examination of Epistemological Styles and Multicultural Counseling. Poster  presented at the annual Teachers College Winter Roundtable, New York, NY.

Foster, A., Brewster, M.E., Velez, B.L., Eklund, A., & Keum, B. (February, 2014) Footprints in the sand: Demographic and psychological profiles of religious, spiritual, and atheist LGB individuals. Poster to be presented at the annual Teachers College Winter Roundtable, New York, NY.

Brewster, M. E., Robinson, M. A., Sandil, R., Esposito, J., & Geiger, E. (February, 2013). Arrantly Absent: Atheism in Psychological Science from 2001-2011. Paper presented at Teachers College Winter Roundtable, New York, NY. 

Brewster, M.E., Foster, A., Velez, B.L., Eklund, A., & Keum, B. (February, 2013) Faith, flexibly: The moderating roles of self-esteem, internalized heterosexism, and cognitive flexibility on the religiosity--psychology well-being link. In M. Brewster (chair), New Directions in Research with Sexual Minority Populations. Symposium conducted at Teachers College Winter Roundtable, New York, NY.

Eklund, A., Brewster, M.E., & Sandil, R. (February, 2013). Is there room for atheists under the multicultural umbrella? Roundtable discussion conducted at the Winter Roundtable on Cross-Cultural Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY. 

Esposito, J., Eklund A., & Brewster, M. (February, 2013). Navigating Invisible Chronic Illness: Stigma, Outness, and Links with Psychological Well-Being. Poster presentation at the annual Winter Roundtable Conference, New York, NY.    

Foster, A., & Scherrer, K. (2013, February).  Culturally competent practice with asexual identified clients. In M. Brewster (Chair), New Directions in Psychological Research with Sexual Minority Populations. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Winter Roundtable, New York, New York.

Robinson, M. A. (February 2013). Development of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Affiliate Stigma Measure: Exploratory Factor Analysis. In M. Brewster (chair), New Directions in Research with Sexual Minority Populations. Symposium conducted at Teachers College Winter Roundtable, New York, NY.

Wong, S., Keum, T.B., Geiger, E., Eklund, A., & Brewster, M.E. (February, 2013). Cultural Standards of Beauty and Body Image within Marginalized Groups. Roundtable discussion conducted at the Winter Roundtable at Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY. 

 Esposito, J., Geiger, E., & Wong, S. (March, 2014). Making the invisible visible: mental health implications of chronic illness. Paper accepted to the Association for Women in Psychology conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Geiger, E., Esposito, J., & Wong, S. (March, 2014). Invisible disability, visible people: Life experiences of individuals with learning disabilities. Structured discussion accepted to the Association for Women in Psychology conference, Columbus, Ohio. 

Geiger, E., Wong, S., Esposito, J., & Sandil, R. (March 2013). Strengthening support for international female survivors of domestic violence. Roundtable discussion to be presented at the 2013 Association for Women in Psychology Conference, Marriot City Center, Salt Lake City, UT. 

Sandil, R., Geiger, E., Wong, S., & Esposito, J. (March, 2013). Feminist Mentorship: Implications For Women in Academia. Roundtable discussion to be conducted at the annual conference of The Association for Women in Psychology, Salt Lake City, UT.

Wong, S., Sandil, R., & Geiger, E. (March, 2013). Impact of acculturation on body image for women of color. Roundtable discussion to be conducted at the annual conference of The Association for Women in Psychology, Salt Lake City, UT.

Velez, B., & Brewster, M.E. (March, 2014). Moving Beyond the Binary with Eating Disorder Research: A Test and Extension of Objectification Theory. In F. Dispenza & L.Watson (chairs), Objectification Theory, Sexual Minority Persons, and Health Behaviors. Symposium to be conducted at the biennial meeting of the Counseling Psychology in Action Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Brewster, M.E., Velez, B., & Sandil, R. (March, 2014). Atheists in America: Widening CP's Multicultural Umbrella to Strengthen Clinical Work with Nonbelievers. Guided discussion to be conducted at the biennial meeting of the Counseling Psychology in Action Conference, Atlanta, GA.