children and youth, clinical social work, culturally responsive practice, gender, LGBTQIA, mental and behavioral health, racial justice, social justice, suicide and suicide prevention
Megan Doyle (she/her) received her BSW and MSW from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a mental health concentration. Following graduation, Doyle worked for five years as a clinical social worker in various systems of care, including partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient settings. Throughout her time in hospitals and crisis environments, Doyle saw a lapse in competent and affirming mental health care for LGBTQIA+ youth. As a researcher, Doyle hopes to explore how she can make an operational change for LGBTQIA+ youth in emergency mental health care by providing an environment that affirms their identity, treats them holistically and prevents harm. Doyle believes that access to LGBTQIA+ affirming and anti-racist mental health treatment is an urgent social justice concern requiring further social work research and intervention. As a queer woman, Doyle hopes to use her personal and professional experience to guide her research and create transformative change.
- MSW, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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