On October 18, 2018, PSYNT psychologists Mariya and Marie-Diane gave a talk on their work as LGBTQ+ psychologists. The talk, titled A Day in a Queer Life: LGBTQ+ and Mental Health, was hosted by Leiden University Pride, and touched on the topics of mental health issues in the LGBTQ+ community, minority stress, and representation.
Marie-Diane and Mariya talked about their experience working as LGBTQ+ therapists in a predominantly cis/straight-dominated field. They also discussed the ways in which sexual and gender minorities can safeguard themselves against minority stress and ensure better mental health outcomes across the board.
After their presentation, a Q&A session with the audience took place, where Mariya and Marie-Diane elaborated on the presentation and took the chance to answer various questions.
Special thanks to Leiden University Pride for hosting the event and to Tiaan Westenberg for filming the presentation.