Research and Scholarship

Dr. Laura B. Farmer’s research focuses primarily on affirmative counseling with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender expansive, and queer/questioning (LGBTGEQ) persons. Laura is a passionate advocate for LGBTGEQ+ equality, health, wellness, and livelihood.

Additionally, Dr. Farmer has begun to study and write about the therapeutic benefits of Qoya dance and movement, including a conceptual article about Qoya (in review) and a qualitative study of Qoya with LGBTGEQ+ persons (in progress).

Publications

Farmer, L. B., & Biddle, K. (in review). Qoya: An exploration of movement as metaphor.

Farmer, L. B., Robbins, C., Keith, J., & Mabry, C. (in review). Transgender and gender expansive (TGE) students’ experiences of genderism at women’s colleges.

Miller, R., Chan, C., & Farmer, L. B. (2018). Interpretative phenomenological analysis: A contemporary phenomenological approach. Counselor Education and Supervision, 57(4), 240-254.

Sackett, C. R., Farmer, L. B., & Moran, K. B. (2018). A phenomenological inquiry of high school students’ meaningful experiences with school counselors. Journal of School Counseling, 16(19), 3-29. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.montana.edu/articles/v16n19.pdf

Chan, C., & Farmer, L. B. (2017). Making the case for interpretative phenomenological analysis with LGBTGEQ+ persons and communities. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 11(4), 285-300.

Goodrich, K. M., Farmer, L. B., Watson, J. W., Davis, R. J., Luke, M., Dispenza, F., Akers, W., & Griffith, C. (2017). Standards of care in assessment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender expansive, and queer/questioning (LGBTGEQ+) persons. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 11(4), 203-211. Retrieved from http://www.algbtic.org/standards-of-care.html

Griffith, C., Akers, W., Dispenza, F., Luke, M., Farmer, L. B., Watson, J. W., Davis, R. J., & Goodrich, K. M. (2017). Standards of care for research with participants who identify as LGBTQ+. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 11(4), 212-229. Retrieved from http://www.algbtic.org/standards-of-care.html

Farmer, L. B. (2017). An examination of counselors’ religiosity, spirituality, and lesbian-, gay-, and bisexual-affirmative counselor competence. The Professional Counselor, 7(2), 114-128. doi: 10.15241/lbf.7.2.114

Farmer, L. B., Sackett, C. R., Lile, J., Bodenhorn, N., Hartig, N., Graham, J., & Ghoston, M. (2017). An exploration of the perceived impact of post-master’s experience on doctoral study in counselor education and supervision. The Professional Counselor, 7(1) 15-32. doi:10.15241/lbf.7.1.15

Farmer, L. B., & Byrd, R. B. (2015). Genderism in the LGBTQQIA community: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 9(4), 288-310. doi:10.1080/15538605.2015.1103679 

Sackett, C. R., Hartig, N., Bodenhorn, N., Farmer, L. B., Ghoston, M., Graham, J., & Lile, J. (2015). Advising master’s students pursuing doctoral study: A survey of the counselor educators and supervisors. The Professional Counselor, 5(4), 473-485. doi:10.15241/crs.5.4.473

Bodenhorn, N., Hartig, N., Ghoston, M., Graham, J., Lile, J., Sackett, C. R., Farmer, L. B. (2014). Counselor education faculty positions: Requirements and preferences in CESNET announcements 2005-2009. The Journal for Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 6(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.7729/61.1088

Farmer, L. B., Welfare, L. E., & Burge, P. L. (2013). Counselor competence with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients: Differences among practice settings. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 41(4), 194-209. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1912.2013.00036.x