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Genevieve Weber - Hofstra University. Hempstead, NY, US

Genevieve Weber

Associate Professor of Counseling and Mental Health Professions | Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY, UNITED STATES

Dr. Weber is a licensed mental health counselor, with a specialty in LGBTQ inclusion/cyber-bullying and substance abuse/heroin addiction.

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Biography

Genevieve teaches courses in psychopathology, group counseling, multicultural counseling, counselng theory, and psychopharmacology and treatment planning. Her research interests are in the areas of LGBT identity development and the impact of homophobia, campus climate assessment, and substance abuse.

Industry Expertise (3)

Health and Wellness Education/Learning Research

Areas of Expertise (5)

Addiction Substance Abuse Cyberbullying Homophobia LGBT Inclusion

Education (3)

Pennsylvania State University: Ph.D. 2005

New York University: M.A. 2002

University of Vermont: B.A. 1999

Media Appearances (2)

Island Park has third-highest rate of heroin arrests in county

Long Island Herald  online

2017-08-11

Addiction expert Genevieve Weber, PhD, discusses treatment options, including coercive methods, for addicts as the heroin epidemic grows on Long Island and across the nation.

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Did internalised homophobia spark Orlando nightclub attack?

BBC  online

2016-06-15

Reports that Orlando gunman Omar Mateen had been a regular at the gay nightclub he attacked and used gay dating apps have led to speculation that he was motivated by internalised homophobia. But what is it, and could it have anything to do with the worst shooting in recent US history?...

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Research Focus (1)

Topics of interest include:

LGBTQ inclusion
LGBTQ cyber-bullying
LGBT identity development
the impact of homophobia
substance abuse

Research Grants (1)

Faculty Diversity Research Grant

Hofstra University 

March 2014

The project investigates how family acceptance influences the mental health, academic performance, and personal pride of LGBT college students. The researchers note that this is an understudied area of research, and hope that their findings will help educate counseling and development professionals who work with LGBT college students, as well as parents of LGBT children, adolescents, and adults.

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Articles (4)

Experiences and Perceptions of Gay and Bisexual Fraternity Members From 1960 to 2007: A Cohort Analysis Journal of College Student Development

Susan R. Rankin, Grahaeme A. Hesp, Genevieve N. Weber

November/December 2013

The study included 337 self-identified gay and bisexual fraternity members, with 170 joining their chapters in the year 2000 or after, 99 joining their chapters between the years 1990 and 1999, and 68 joining in the year 1989 or before. Participants who self-identified as gay or bisexual men and who joined in the year 2000 or after reported a more ...

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The Impact of Internalized Homophobia on Outness for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals The Professional Counselor

Genevieve Weber-Gilmore, Sage Rose, Rebecca Rubinstein

2011

Internalized homophobia, or the acceptance of society’s homophobic and antigay attitudes, has been shown to impact the coming out process for LGB individuals. The current study examined the relationship between levels of outness to family, friends and colleagues and internalized homophobia for 291 lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. Results suggest internalized homophobia is a predictor of outness to friends, colleagues, and extended family, but not nuclear
family. A discussion of these findings as well as implications for counselors are provided.

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Dispelling Stereotypes: Promoting Disability Equality Through Film Disability Studies

September 2009

All too often individuals with disabilities in the popular media are portrayed as people to be pitied or super humans to be admired. Film is one important resource that helps form the public’s beliefs and dispositions about people with disabilities. With that in mind a film festival was designed to provide authentic representation of people with ...

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Using to Numb the Pain: Substance Use and Abuse Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals Journal of Mental Health Counseling

January 2008

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between heterosexist events, internalized homophobia, and substance use and abuse among 824 lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals. Participants completed the Schedule for Heterosexist Events (SHE), Internalized Homophobia Scale (IHP), Alcohol Use Disorders Identification ...

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