Dr. Litam’s award-winning publications have garnered international notoriety.

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  • (2022). Best Practices in Research Award. Conferred by the American Counseling Association.
  • (2021). APEX Award for Publication Excellence. Conferred by Communications Concepts, Inc.
  • (2019). Outstanding Scholar in Research Award. Conferred by the National Board for Certified Counselors.
  • (2019). Dissertation Excellence Award. Conferred by the National Board for Certified Counselors.
  • (2018). Humanistic Dissertation Award. Conferred by the Association for Humanistic Counselors.

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Issues

Learn culturally sensitive strategies for counseling Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities facing COVID-19 related racial discrimination.

Experiencing anti-Asian discrimination negatively impacts the psychological wellbeing of Chinese Americans. Here’s how mental health professionals can help.

Filipinx communities may be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about how to promote the mental health equity of Filipinx communities.

Resilience and coping strategies are moderators to stress-related growth among Asian and AAPI communities. Read more about how to help clients cultivate these important strengths.

Asian Americans in predominantly White institutions often face distinct challenges. Learn more about culturally sensitive strategies and how PWIs can retain AAPI colleagues.

Experiences of COVID-19 related discrimination have unique impacts of Asian Americans across the lifespan. Learn more here.

Filipinx Americans may need specific types of counseling support to deconstruct suicidal thoughts. Learn how to decolonize the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide with Filipinx American clients here.

Filipinx Americans may use a variety of different coping skills to mitigate mental health distress. Learn more here.

Impact of COVID-19

Mental health professionals providing services during COVID-19 may be facing higher rates of burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary traumatic stress. Read my study about how to mitigate these effects and promote resilience.

Curious about how relationship status and adult attachment styles impacted mental health distress during COVID-19? I was too, so I did the research. Read about the findings here.

Frontline healthcare workers may be facing higher rates of moral injury during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about what can be done.

Being an “essential” worker may exacerbate disparities during COVID-19. Here is how mental health professionals can help.

Learn how to incorporate a critical feminist and bioecological approach to counseling international students.

Learn more about how counselor educators can infuse self-care and wellness into CACREP curricula.

Sex Trafficking

Labels matter! Referring to individuals as “sex trafficking survivors” rather than “prostitutes” impact attitudes, empathy, and rape myth acceptance

Learn strategies for identifying, counseling, and advocating for child sex trafficking survivors.

Are you prepared to employ trauma-informed strategies for counseling adult sex trafficking survivors? Check out this important publication.

Sex trafficking beliefs are present in mental health professionals. Learn how to infuse sex trafficking content into counselor education curricula.

Counseling sex trafficking survivors? Here’s what you need to know.

Short on time? Check out this practice brief on human trafficking.

Review a qualitative study of mental health workers’ perceptions of risk factors for forced labor exploitation in Nairobi, Kenya.

Human Sexuality

Learn more about counseling individuals who practice consensual non-monogamy.

Embrace kink! Learn more about what mental health professionals need to know about kink culture.

Learning to deconstruct sexual shame and develop a sex-affirming counseling framework is crucial to enhance the sexual empowerment of clients. Read more about how to cultivate these strategies.

Are you a school counselor working with transgender and gender expansive students? This article is essential to support your work!

Diversity and Equity

Bayesian racism is the belief that it is rational to discriminate against people based on existing racial stereotypes. We validated a psychometric tool that measures this phenomenon.

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