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Pennsylvania Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Issues in Counseling (PALGBTIC)

The Pennsylvania Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Issues in Counseling (PALGBTIC) is a division of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA) for professional counselors with an interest in issues related to counseling clients who identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual or who are questioning their sexual orientation and/or clients who are exploring gender identity, including but not limited to individuals who are considering hormonal interventions, are participating in hormonal interventions, have undergone, or are currently undergoing sex-reassignment procedures. Click here for the PALGBTIC Membership Application.

The Purpose of PALGBTIC is:

  • To promote the purpose of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and PCA
  • To promote a greater understanding lesbian, gay bisexual, and transgender issues among members of the counseling profession.
  • To improve standards and delivery of counseling services provided to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons.
  • To identify and work to eliminate conditions which create barriers to the individual development of such persons.
  • To develop, implement and be proactive in educational programs and publications which further the interests of the PALGBTIC community.
  • To secure equality of treatment and all other civil rights accorded to minority groups in society.


PALGBTIC Member Benefits:

  • Opportunities for Professional Development
  • Connection with a membership network
  • Access to LGBT+ affirming resources


Other Information:

  • PALGBTIC is a state branch division of the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling, a division of the American Counseling Association.
  • PALGBTIC annually participates in the PCA conference through presentations developed and facilitated by its members. Typically this has appeared as Pre-Conference Institutes and a track of presentations.
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  • Membership in PALGBTIC does require that you are a member of PCA. Please remember that PCA membership affords many valuable opportunities.
  • Contact for an application or find the online application on the PCA website: Membership Application.
  • PALGBTIC annual membership dues are $10 for professionals and $5 for students and retirees


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