A conversation with Stacey Diane A. Litam on the reality and nature of human sex trafficking in the United States and what counselors need to know.

Stacey Diane A. Litam, MA, LPC, NCC is a doctoral candidate in Kent State University’s Counselor Education and Supervision program. Stacey’s dissertation examines whether attitudes based on labels in client conceptualization predict empathy and rape myth acceptance when counseling sex trafficking survivors. Stacey currently works as a licensed mental health counselor at a Northeast Ohio agency where she provides counseling services to survivors of sex trafficking, persons with addictions, and LGBTQ clients. She is a researcher, educator, and social justice advocate for topics related to human trafficking, human sexuality, LGBTQ, and multicultural issues. Ms. Litam has facilitated over 30 state, regional, national, and international presentations on topics including human sex trafficking, integrating creativity with diverse populations, and the influence of internalized racism and intra-ethnic othering on Asian American adult identity development. In February 2016, Ms. Litam was a recipient of the Movers and Shakers Award from the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club, which honored 25 leaders in Northeast Ohio under the age of 30. Ms. Litam’s clinical work was featured in the December 2015 cover story of Counseling Today.

Stacey’s email: Slitam@kent.edu

Stacey’s article in The Professional Counselor – Human Sex Trafficking in America: What Counselors Need to Know

The APA citation for this episode:

Shook, M. (Producer). (2017, May 17). Human Sex Trafficking in America: A Primer for Counselors with Stacey Diane A. Litam [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from http://wp.me/p7R6fn-aw

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