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Omar Troutman

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Health

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Troutman is an Assistant Professor in the online M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and Contributing Faculty at Walden University. He is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Board-Certified TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH) and holds dual licensure in the State of South Carolina as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS).

His areas of expertise are related to multicultural concerns in counseling with a specific focus on the LGBTQQIA+ population. His primary area of inquiry are the parallel developmental processes of adolescents who present as LGBTQQIA+ as well as their families.

Over the course of his professional career, he has worked with children in residential care, college students, students with psychiatric/learning disabilities, children/adolescents and their families in the public sector, and adults locally as well as on various continents by way of telemental health counseling.

Dr. Troutman's work has been presented on the national and regional level. In his most recent endeavor, he took on the task of educating practitioners and support staff of a statewide community mental health system to enhance multicultural competencies.

In his free time, Dr. Troutman is an avid aviation enthusiast and enjoys traveling.

Education

PhD, University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC United States

Educational Specialist (EdS), University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC United States

BA, University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC United States

BS, University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC United States

Publications

Troutman, O. A., Evans, K. M. (2014). A Psychoeducational Group for Parents of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adolescents. Journal of School Counseling.

Troutman, O., Packer-Williams, C. (2014). Beyond CACREP: Addressing the Absence of Specificity for Training Counselors to Work with the LGBT Community. The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision.

Presentations

Troutman, O. A. (2019). Addressing the Needs of LGBTQQIA Youth in South Carolina: A Multisystemic Approach to Conceptualization and Care. The Action Council for Cross Cultural Mental Health and Services, Inc..

Troutman, O. A. (2014). Beyond CACREP: Addressing the Absence of Specificity for Training Counselors to Work Competently with the LGBT Community. Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES).

Troutman, O. A. (2015). Re-Conceptualizing Lesbian and Gay Identity Development: A Preliminary Study of Women and Ethnic Minority Men. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES).

Troutman, O. A. (2017). Treating Clients Who Identify as LGBTQQIA. Pee Dee Mental Health Center.