Affiliated with: The Public Policy Program
Dr. Markus Bidell received a graduate degree in Counseling from Sonoma State University and completed his doctorate in Clinical/Counseling/School Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has over 20 years of experience as a counseling provider, educator, supervisor, and researcher. At Hunter College in New York City, he is an Associate Professor of Counseling and the former director of the LGBT Social Science and Public Policy Center. He is also an appointed faculty in the Clinical Psychology Program (Queens College) at the CUNY Graduate Center. Dr. Bidell’s scholarship focuses on LGBT mental health disparities and practitioner cultural competency. In addition, Dr. Bidell lectures and writes about the intersections between mental health, psychology, and public policy.
Using the data Dr. Bidell collected while in the United Kingdom as the 2014-2015 Regent’s University Fulbright Scholar, he is currently exploring factors that impact health and mental health providers’ Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) clinical competence. Dr. Bidell recently completed a special issue of the Journal of Homosexuality (Titled: An Interdisciplinary Approach to LGBT Clinical Competence, Professional Training, and Ethical Care). He is the Vice President of the International Academy of LGBT+ Psychology and Related Fields, an organization that facilitates international LGBT+ research, public policy, education, and clinical services.
Research Areas: Health Disparities, LGBT Health Policy, Practitioner Competency, Professional training