A graduate of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Craig is currently a
doctoral candidate at Stony Brook University, completing his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. His research and clinical interests focus on understanding transdiagnostic mechanisms of
psychopathology, the ways in which stigma is related to mental health among (sexual) minority individuals, and how these factors are related to mental health disparities among minority populations. For the last two years, he has been providing psychotherapy to gay and bisexual men in New York, as part of a trial of an LGB-affirmative intervention aimed at ameliorating sexual minority men’s comorbid mood, anxiety, and substance use problems, as well as sexual risk behavior. Craig has also co-authored a book chapter outlining principles that underlie this treatment approach. He will discuss some of the ways in which sexual orientation-related stigma and discrimination impact sexual minority individuals to compromise mental, behavioral, and sexual health, and how these understandings might be used in psychotherapeutic intervention with sexual minority persons.