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Research & Scholarship Committee

The Research & Scholarship Committee shall set overall policy, provide guidance, plan development, and encourage excellence of research and scholarship in sexuality as it relates to the counseling profession.

The Research & Scholarship Committee:

  • Shall oversee the Journal of Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness.

  • Develop and promote sexuality competencies for the counseling profession.



  • Journal of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness: Research, Practice, and Education Editorial Leadership

  • Counselor Competencies


Research & Scholarship Committee Chair

Amber L. Pope, Ph.D., LPC, LMHC, CCTP


Dr. Amber L. Pope is an Assistant Professor in the School Psychology and Counselor Education Department at William & Mary. She is a licensed counselor in Virginia and Florida, and an approved supervisor for LPC and LMFT licensure in both states. Dr. Pope has over twenty publications in the areas of LGBTQ+ affirming counseling, same gender intimate relationships, mental health counselor training, and clinical supervision. She currently serves as an editorial board member of the Journal of LGBTQ Issues in Counseling and the Journal of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness.

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