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Omar Troutman

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Troutman obtained his B.S. in Business in 2001. After a pursuing a career in the hospitality industry, he returned to complete his B.A. in Experimental Psychology in 2006. He obtained his Ed.S. with a focus in Marriage & Family Therapy and finally his Ph.D. in Counselor Education, all from the University of South Carolina. His primary area of inquiry is the developmental processes of adolescents who present as LGBTQQIA as well as their families. Currently he serves as Clinical Director for the Child, Adolescent and Family Clinic with Lexington County Community Mental Health Center, a part of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. In his current role, he has brought much needed attention to the LGBTQQIA community and the manner in which their needs are served by the larger state system. As such, he has conducted foundational trainings in state mental health centers across South Carolina. His work has been presented nationally as well as in several regionally-specific gatherings. 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 distance counseling. In addition to his current role with Lexington County Community Mental Health Center he also provides supervision for the LPA and LPCS licensures in the State of South Carolina.

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

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