Em Matsuno, PhD
Dr. Em Matsuno (they/them) is an assistant professor in Counseling and Counseling Psychology at Arizona State University. Dr. Matsuno’s primary research goals are two-fold: 1) to understand the minority stressors and resilience factors that Two-Spirit, Trans, and Nonbinary (2STNB) people experience and 2) to develop and test interventions to reduce minority stressors and/or increase resilience factors for 2STNB people. Specific interests include family acceptance and parental support of 2STNB youth, nonbinary people and 2STNB people of color. Dr. Matsuno is on the editorial board for the journal Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity and is a member of the task force for revising APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming clients.
Financial: Dr. Em Matsuno has an employment relationship with Arizona State University and receives grants from National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, Institute of Mental Health Research, California Mental Health Services Act Prevention and Early Intervention, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Innovation. They receive a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Dr. Matsuno has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Em Matsuno is a member of the American Psychological Association and World Professional Association of Transgender Health.