Richard Brandon-Friedman, MSW, Ph.D., LCSW, LCAC

Assistant Professor

Office:
ES 4158
902 W. New York
Indiana
Phone:
(317) 278-9819
Email:
Area of responsibility:
IUPUI
Website:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Richard_Brandon-Friedman

Curriculum Vitae

Bio/Education

Richard A. Brandon-Friedman, PhD, LCSW, LCAC is an Assistant Professor in the Indiana University School of Social Work and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Indiana University School of Medicine. His academic foci include sexual and gender identity development among youth, youth sexual wellbeing, LGBTQ+ identity development, youth sexual behaviors, sexuality discourse within social work, and addressing sexuality within the child welfare system. As a clinician he has worked with youth in schools and in the child welfare for over 10 years and has worked with youth who identify as sexual minorities for over 15 years. Dr. Brandon-Friedman is a clinician within the Riley Hospital for Children's Gender Health Program, is the Chair of the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Worker’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee, and is a Councilor for the Council on Social Work Education’s Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression. Dr. Brandon-Friedman is one of the two World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) certified clinicians in Indiana.

Publications / Presentations

Brandon-Friedman, R. A. (Forthcoming; 2021). Social work practice with LGBTQ+ individuals. In Rapp-McCall, L., Corcoran, K., & Roberts, B. (Eds.) Social workers’ desk reference (4thed.). Oxford University Press.

Brandon-Friedman, R. A., Snedecor, R., & Ramseyer Winter, V. (2021). Intersections between body image, sexual identity, and sexual health among transgender youth. In Dodd, S. J. (Ed.) Handbook of social work and sexualities. Routledge.

Brandon-Friedman, R. A. (2021). Gender dysphoria. In H. Armstrong (Ed.), Encyclopedia of sex and sexuality: Understanding biology, psychology, and culture. ABC-CLIO.

Brandon-Friedman, R. A. (2021). LGBTQ+. In H. Armstrong (Ed.), Encyclopedia of sex and sexuality: Understanding biology, psychology, and culture. ABC-CLIO.

Brandon-Friedman, R. A. (2021). Outing. In H. Armstrong (Ed.), Encyclopedia of sex and sexuality: Understanding biology, psychology, and culture. ABC-CLIO.

Brandon-Friedman, R. A. (2021). Sexual identity. In H. Armstrong (Ed.), Encyclopedia of sex and sexuality: Understanding biology, psychology, and culture. ABC-CLIO.

Winters, D. E. & Brandon-Friedman, R. A., Yepes, G. & Hinkley, J.D. (2020). Systematic review and meta-analysis of socio-cognitive and socio-affective functions underlying adolescent substance use. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108479

Brandon-Friedman, R. A., Pierce, B. J., Wahler, E. A., Thigpen, J. W., & Fortenberry, J. D. (2020). Sexual identity development and sexual well-being: Differences between sexual minority and non-sexual minority former foster youth. Children and Youth Services Review, 117, 105294. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105294

Brandon-Friedman, R. A., Karnoski, R., & Hall, S. F. (2020). Working with transgender and nonbinary youth in the child welfare system. In S. K. Kattari, N. E. Walls, L. Kattari, & M. K. Kinney (Eds.) Social work and health care with transgender and nonbinary individuals and communities (pp. 148-162).Routledge.

Brandon-Friedman, R. A., Warden, R., Waletich, R., & Donahue, K. L. (2020). Supporting caregivers and family members of transgender and nonbinary youth. In S. K. Kattari, N. E. Walls, L. Kattari, & M. K. Kinney (Eds.) Social work and health care with transgender and nonbinary individuals and communities (pp. 194-207). Routledge.

Brandon-Friedman, R. A. & Fortenberry, J. D. (2020). The impact of adverse childhood experiences on sexual well-being among youth formerly in the foster care system. Child Welfare, 97(5-6), 169-189.

Brandon-Friedman, R. A., & Kinney, M. K. (2020). Assisting youth with disclosing their sexual orientation and/or gender identity using an ecomap. In J. Whitman & C. Boyd (Eds.), Homework assignments and handouts for LGBTQ+ Clients: A mental health and counseling handbook (pp. 30-39). Columbia University Press.

Kinney, M. K., & Brandon-Friedman, R. A. (2020). Exploring gender identity with a photo diary. In J. Whitman & C. Boyd (Eds.), Homework assignments and handouts for LGBTQ+ Clients: A mental health and counseling handbook (pp. 340-347). Columbia University Press.

Brandon-Friedman, R. A., Wahler, E. A., Pierce, B. J., Thigpen, J. W., & Fortenberry, J. D. (2019). The impact of sociosexualization and sexual identity development on the sexual well-being of youth formerly in the foster care system. Journal of Adolescent Health, 66(4), 439-446.doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.10.025

Brandon-Friedman, R. A. (2019). Fostering, forcing choice. [Case study on a transgender youth in the child welfare system]. In T. M. Argüello (Ed.), Queer social work: Cases for LGBTQ+ affirmative practice (pp. 102-112). Columbia University Press.

Brandon-Friedman, R. A., & Kinney, M. K. (2019). Does it get better? Exploring “It Gets Better” videos using visual sociology. Journal of LGBT Youth. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/19361653.2019.1691107

Brandon-Friedman, R. A. (2019). Youth sexual identity development: A primer for social workers. Social Work, 64(4), 356-364. doi: 10.1093/sw/swz027

Brandon-Friedman, R. A. (2019). The impact of sexual identity development on the sexual health of former foster youth. Journal of Adolescent Health, 64(2), S47. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.10.103

Brandon-Friedman, R. A., & Folaron G. M. (2018). Coming out in rural America: The case of Emilio Hernandez. In: J. Riebschleger & B. J. Pierce (Eds). Rural child welfare: Stories from the field (pp.151-166). Oxford University Press.

Brandon-Friedman, R. A. (2017). Deviance, power, stigma, and control: A sociological reconceptualization of sexuality within social work services. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 64(1), 141-164.

Brandon-Friedman, R. A., & Kim, H-W. (2016). Using social support levels to predict sexual identity development among college students who identify as a sexual minority. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 28(4), 292-316. doi: 10.1080/10538720.2016.1221784

Winter, V. R., Brandon-Friedman, R. A., & Ely, G. E. (2016). Sexual health behaviors and outcomes among current and former foster youth: A review of the literature, Children and Youth Services Review, 64, 1-14. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.02.023

Wasmuth, S., Brandon-Friedman, R. A., & Olesek, K. (2016). A grounded theory of veterans’ experiences of addiction-as-occupation. Journal of Occupational Science, 23(1), 128-141. doi: 10.1080/14427591.2015.1070782