Anneliese Singh, PhD, LPC

Professor of Social Work, Associate Provost for Faculty Development, Diversity/Chief Diversity Officer


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Anneliese Singh, PhD, LPC (she/they) is a Professor in the School of Social Work with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology and serves as Associate Provost for Diversity and Faculty Development/Chief Diversity Officer at Tulane University. Dr. Singh's scholarship and community organizing explores the resilience, trauma, and identity development experiences of queer and trans people, with a focus on young people and BIPOC people.

Dr. Singh has written extensively on multicultural and social justice competency development in the helping professions, and equity and justice efforts in higher education. Dr. Singh is the author of The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing and The Queer and Trans Resilience Workbook. Dr. Singh founded the Trans Resilience Project to translate her LGBTQ+ research findings into school and community-based change efforts, including NIH-funded work with trans and nonbinary people in Project AFFIRM. Dr. Singh's TEDx Talks have explored gender liberation.

Anneliese passionately believes in and strives to live by the ideals of Dr. King’s beloved community, as well as Audre Lorde’s reminder that “without community, there is no liberation.” Dr. Singh is @anneliesesingh on Twitter and Instagram.

Areas of Expertise

  • BIPOC Counseling
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competency
  • Qualitative and Mixed Method Research
  • Queer, Trans, and Nonbinary Counseling
  • Racial Healing and Racial Justice
  • Resilience, Traumatology, and Liberation


  • PhD in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University
  • MS in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University
  • BA in Political Science/Environmental Sciences majors, Women’s Studies minor from Tulane University

Selected Publications

  • Singh, A. A. (2019). Racial healing: Practical activities to help you challenge privilege, confront systemic racism, and engage in collective healing. San Francisco, CA: New Harbinger.
  • Chang, S. C., Singh, A. A., Dickey, L. M. (2019). Affirming mental health practice and treatment with gender diverse clients. San Francisco, CA: New Harbinger.
  • Singh, A. A. (2018). Queer and trans resilience workbook: Skills for navigating sexual orientation and gender identity. San Francisco, CA: New Harbinger.
  • DeBlaere, C., Singh, A. A., Wilcox, Cokley, K. O., Delgado-Romero, E. A., Scalise, D. A., & Shawahn, L. (2019). Social justice in counseling psychology: Then, now, and looking forward. The Counseling Psychologist, 47(16), 938-962. (20%)
  • Bower, K. L., Lewis, D. C., Bermudez, J. M., & Singh, A. A. (2019) Narratives of generativity and resilience among LGBT older adults: Leaving positive legacies despite social stigma and collective trauma. Journal of Homosexuality, 1-22.
  • Bower, K. L., Lewis, D. C., Bermudez, J. M., & Singh, A. A. (2019). Adding grey to the rainbow: A narrative analysis of generational identity through stories and counter-stories of older gay men. Ageing and Society, 1-23.
  • Bockting, W., Barucco, R. LeBlanc, A., Singh, A., Mellman, W., Ehrhardt, A. (2019). Sociopolitical change and transgender people’s perceptions of vulnerability and resilience among transgender individuals. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 1-13.
  • Guth, L., Puig, A., Nitza, A., Chan, C. D., Pollard, B., Singh, A. A., & Bailey, H. M. (2019). Ten strategies to intentionally use group work to transform hate, facilitate courageous conversations, and enhance community building. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 44(1), 3-24.
  • Hargons, C., Mosley, D., Falconer, J., Faloughi, R. Singh, A. A., Cokley, K., & Stevens-Watkins, D. (2018). Black lives matter: A call to action for counseling psychology leaders. The Counseling Psychologist, 45(6), 873-901.
  • Delgado-Romero, E. A., Singh, A. A., & De Los Santos, J. (2018). Cuentame: The promise of qualitative research with Latinx populations. Journal of Latina/o Psychology
  • Singh A. A., & Dickey, L. M. (2018). Psychotherapy with trans and gender diverse clients. [video] Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association.

Selected Funding

  • Singh, A. A. (Co-PI with Walter Bockting and Allen LeBlanc; 2020). Impact of minority stress on cardiovascular disease risk and resilience. R01/ National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. ($2.1 million; $605,565 subcontract) 
  • Stewart, K., Poteat, T., & Singh, A. A. (2019). Development of a regional transgender health research and education collaborative in the southern US. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). $249,892.
  • Thomas, K., & Singh, A. A. (2019). Navigating graduate school coaching retreats. UGA Office of Institutional Diversity New Approach Grants. (8,000)
  • Evans, E., & Singh, A. A. (2018). Project ADAPT 2.0: Assessing Diet and Activity PercepTions in the UGA LGBTQ+ Community. UGA Student Affairs Faculty Grant Program. The University of Georgia. $4000
  • Thomas, K., & Singh, A. A. (2017). Creating inclusive environments in STEM and STEM education. UGA Office of Institutional Diversity New Approach Grants. (10,000)
  • Singh, A. A. (Co-PI with Walter Bockting and Allen LeBlanc; 2014). Identity development, risk, and resilience among gender diverse populations. R01/ National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. ($2.9 million; $775,224 subcontract)

Community Involvement

  • 2020-present - Member-at-Large for Louisiana Independent Colleges and Universities, Louisiana Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education 
  • 2018-2021 - Presidential Cabinet, APA, Division 17, American Psychological Association
  • 2017-present - Member, Association of Specialists in Group Work, Special Initiatives Committee on Addressing Hate, American Counseling Association
  • 2017-2019 - Faculty, APA Division 17 Leadership Collaborative, American Psychological Association
  • 2010-2015 - Co-Chair, APA Task Force on Psychological Guidelines for Psychotherapy with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Clients, American Psychological Association
  • 2012-2014 - Scholarship Founder and Committee Member, co-chair of Jenna’s Love Scholarship for Fierce Change Agents, Georgia Safe Schools Coalition, Atlanta, GA
  • 2011-2014 - Member, Task Force on Transgender Healthcare, Georgia LGBT Health Initiative, Atlanta, GA
  • 2010-present - Founder and Member, Trans Resilience Project
  • 2009-present - Co-Founder and Volunteer, Georgia Safe Schools Coalition, Athens/Atlanta, GA
  • 2009-2019 - Lead Organizing Committee Volunteer Coordinator, Bayard Rustin-Audre Lorde Breakfast for Queer and Trans People of Color