Andrea Daley

School of Social Work

Associate Professor
Director, School of Social Work

Office: Ross Building, S876
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 22847
Emailadaley@yorku.ca
Secondary websitewww.yorku.ca/lgbthome/

Andrea Daley is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Work, York University. Andrea received her B.S.W. and M.S.W. at York University. She brings to the School of Social Work extensive experience as a mental health clinician within the areas of community mental health, and working with consumer/survivor and LGBT communities.

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My research interests include health services access and equity for diversely situated lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)people and examining the productive effect of gendered, sexualized, raced and classed norms in psychiatric discourses, particularly in the context of in-patient documentation (charting) practices. I have been involved in advocacy work within LGBTQ communities, particularly within the area of LGBTQ health. More recently, I have been working as an ally with consumer/survivor and mad communities to examine and develop responses to violence acted upon consumer/survivor/ex-clients of the psychiatric and mental health system. Other research interests include critical research methodologies and community-based research collaborations.

Area of Specialization

Social Work

Degrees

PhD in Social Work, University of Toronto
MSW, York University
BSW, York University
BA in Psychology, York University

Professional Leadership

Seminars, Workshops and Community Training
Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecture, York University, Toronto ON, March 2013. Workshop organizer and leader. Full day workshop including two keynote speakers and three panel presentations with university (student, staff, faculty) and community-based (health and social service organizations, advocates, activists) participants. Key focus: Mental health and social equity. Key element of the workshop was to engage participants in dialogue related to social justice and mental health and to build Community/University relations. 'Notions of ‘Normality’/’Abnormality’: Social Justice and Equity in Mental Health,’ Presentation: “Abnormalization of LGBTQs: A Critical Analysis of the DSM 5 Review,” with Mulè, N. at Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecture, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March, 2013. Daley, A., & MacDonnell, J. “Access & Equity in Home Care: Enhancing Access for Diverse & LGBT Communities” Workshop. Toronto, ON, November, 2010. Daley, A., & Shaikh, S. “Pedagogy and Practice – Diversity and Intersectionality in Social Work.” School of Social Work, York University. Toronto, ON, March 2010. Daley, A., & Costa, L. “Crazy Talk: Women, Sexuality and Psychiatry.” Women’s Counselling, Referral and Education Centre Annual General Meeting, Toronto, ON, November, 2009.

Community Contributions

2012-Present Member Psychiatric Disabilities Anti-Violence Coalition Toronto, Ontario 2001-Present Member Rainbow Health Ontario, Toronto, Ontario 2005-2006 Chairperson Rainbow Health Network, Toronto Social Determinants of Health and Well-being Committee 2008-2009 Steering Committee Member (Advocacy) Rainbow Health Network, Toronto Sub-committee of the Rainbow Health Network that advocates for health care policy and service delivery change. 2004-2010 Community Advisory Committee David Kelley HIV/AIDS and LGBT Community Counselling Programs Family Service Toronto, Toronto 1998-2003 Volunteer Counsellor Family Service Association of Toronto, David Kelley LGBT Community Counselling Program, Toronto

Research Interests

Health , Mental Health , LGBTQ health services access, Women, gender, sexuality, race, class, psychiatry, Social justice

Current Research Projects

Telling, Knowing, and Being Understood: Negotiating Lesbian In/Visibility within the Spaces of Psychiatric and Mental Health Services

Summary: 
This study explores through in-depth interviews the sexuality-related experiences of lesbian/queer women within the context of psychiatric and mental health support services.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Sep  Year: 2003
End Date:  Month: Jan  Year: 2008

Funders: 
SSHRC Doctoral Student Award

Examining pathways to effective depression treatment for sexual and gender minority women in Ontario.

Summary: 
Epidemiological studies demonstrate that sexual minority women (including lesbian and bisexual women) are at high risk for depression, lifetime suicidality, and other mental health problems. Although no population-based data are available regarding gender minority women (including transgender and transsexual women), the available research suggests that they too are at high risk for depression. Results of the few studies to examine patterns of mental health service utilization among lesbian, bisexual, and trans (LBT) women indicate that despite elevated rates of mental health service use, LBT women report very high rates of unmet need for mental health care (in a recent survey, over 50%). However, it is unknown whether this unmet need is explained by levels of need that exceed the capacity of services, or lack of effectiveness of services. Research is therefore needed to understand the barriers to effective depression treatment for sexual and gender minority women in Ontario. This project will improve understanding of the barriers to effective depression treatment for sexual and gender minority women in Ontario and ultimately facilitate the removal of barriers, improving access to prompt and effective diagnosis and treatment. A combination of qualitative, quantitative, and community-based research approaches will be used to: describe the barriers to effective depression treatment encountered by LBT women in Ontario; compare the mental health service utilization patterns of LBT and heterosexual women in Ontario; and use the knowledge gained to inform service delivery.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2010
End Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2012

Collaborator: Principal Investigator: Dr. Lori Ross
Collaborator Institution: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

A Retrospective Review of Women’s Psychiatric In-Patient Charts for Sexuality Content: a Pilot Study

Description: 
This pilot study utlizes a retrospective chart review design and individual semi-structured interviews with key informant mental health service providers to explore the nature and extent of mental health service providers’ chart documentation related to women’s sexuality.

Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Sep  Year: 2008
End Date:  Month: May  Year: 2012

Collaborator: Dr. Lori Ross, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Ms. Lucy Costa, The Empowerment Council
Funders: 
SSHRC Small Grants Program

Exploring and enhancing access to home care services for LGBT communities in Ontario.

Summary: 
This research project is the second phase in a comprehensive research program that explores access and equity related to in-home care for diverse members of Ontario’s LGBT populations with a focus on Community Care Access Centres and their role in coordinating care through contracted service provider agencies. The first phase of this study explored the literature on access to home care and collected interview and documentary data from key informants on processes that foster the development of LGBT-positive health care provision with a goal of creating an organizational tool on access and equity for home care agencies. This arm of the research program will provide baseline data, an environmental scan, which offers insight into the current state of home care for LGBT people in Ontario from the perspective of service users, direct service providers and provider organizations with a focus on developing strategies for change.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2011
End Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2014

Collaborator: Co-principal Investiator: Dr. Judith MacDonnell
Collaborator Institution: Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre, Rainbow Health Ontario
Funders: 
Canadian Institute of Health Research

Schizophrenia and Caregiving Study

Description: 
A qualitative study that explored the caregiving experiences of people diagnosed with schizophrenia. The study explored participants’ experiences of receiving care as well as providing care to others. Engaged in participant recruitment; data collection (interviews) and qualitative data analysis.
Role: Research Coordinator/Assistant


Start Date:  Month: Oct  Year: 2005
End Date:  Month: Aug  Year: 2006

Learning and training needs of interdisciplinary home care service providers in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities: An opportunity for interprofessional education.

Summary: 
This qualitative research project explores the learning and training needs of interdisciplinary home care service providers in relation to LGBTQ service recipients. Profession-specific focus groups will be conducted each with nurses, personal support workers, therapists (social workers and occupational therapists) and TC CCAC care coordinators.The objectives of the proposed study are to: 1. Develop understanding of the similarities and differences in learning and training needs among interdisciplinary providers including nurses, personal support workers, therapists (social workers, occupational therapists) and care coordinators in relation to in-home health service provision to LGBTQ people. 2. Build on existing interprofessional LGBTQ learning and teaching modules for health care providers by identifying knowledge and practice skills that are unique to the provision of in-home health services. 3. Strengthen the existing faculty partnership between the Schools of Nursing and Social Work at York University as established in Phase 1 of the research project. 4. Develop capacity-building and curriculum development opportunities in the Schools of Nursing and Social Work in the areas of undergraduate, graduate and continuing education.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Jan  Year: 2010
End Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2011

Collaborator: Principal Invesigator: Dr. Judith MacDonnell
Funders: 
Interprofessional Education Initiatives Fund. York University, Faculty of Health

Exploring meanings of caring among health care professionals providing cancer care.

Summary: 
This study uses guided meditation, art and small group discussion to explore meanings of caring among health care providers within a Regional Cancer Centre. The study consists of two phases. In Phase 1, profession-specific focus groups will be conducted each with nurses, radiation therapists, physicians, social workers, pharmacists and dietitians within an Oncology Program at a Regional Cancer Centre. In Phase 2, findings from Phase I will be presented to interprofessional focus groups to explore similarities and differences in meanings of caring. The purpose of the proposed study is to develop an understanding of the similarities and differences in the meaning of caring among health care providers working in an Oncology Program of a Regional Cancer Centre and to develop educational initiatives by which interprofessional groups can learn with, from, and about each others' perspectives on caring.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Oct  Year: 2009
End Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2011

Collaborator: Co-Principal Investigators: Kari Osmar, Tracey Das Gupta
Collaborator Institution: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Funders: 
Practice-Based Research Award, Sunnybrook Health Sciences

Cultural Representations of Gender in Psychiatric Narratives

Summary: 
The proposed 3-year study examines representations of femininities and masculinities as they exist within the contemporary psychiatric medical chart. The objectives of the proposed research include: 1) Exploring how psychiatric narratives (re)produce and sanction particular femininities as idealized /marginalized and particular masculinities as hegemonic /marginalized; 2) Exploring how psychiatric discourses organize gender relations between women and men; 3) Investigating the role of psychiatric institutions in organizing gender relations among women and men; 4) Empirically grounding psychiatric consumer/survivor (C/S) movement critiques that challenge institutionalized oppressions related to mental distress and gender, sexuality, race and class.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Jun  Year: 2014
End Date:  Month: Mar  Year: 2017

Funders: 
SSHRC - Insight Grant

All Publications

Book Chapters

Daley, A., Costa, L., & Ross, L. (Forthcoming July 2014) . Doing Critical Feminist Research: A Collaboration. In, S. Wahab, B. Anderson-Nathe, & C. Gringeri, Feminism in Social Work Research. Routledge.

Daley, A. (2013) . Spaces in place: Negotiating lesbian/queer in/visibility within psychiatric and mental health service settings. In Robert Menzies, Brenda LaFrancios, and Geoffrey Reume (Eds.), Mad Matters: A Critical Reader in Canadian Mad Studies. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press Inc.

Journal Articles

Daley, A., & Mulé N. (Forthcoming 2014) . LGBTQs and the DSM-5: A critical queer response. Journal of Homosexuality, 61(9).

Daley, A., Costa, L., & Ross, L. (2012) .(W)righting women: Constructions of gender, sexuality & disorder through psychiatric documentation practices.Culture, Health and Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care, 14(8), 955-969.

Daley, A. (2012) .Becoming seen, becoming known: Lesbian/queer women’s self-disclosures to mental health service providers. Journal Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 16(3), 215-234.

Rutherford, K., McIntyre, J., Daley, A., & Ross, L. (2012) . Development of Expertise in LGBT Mental Health Service Provision: A Qualitative Study. Medical Education.

Daley, A.E., & MacDonnell, J.A. (2011) . Gender, sexuality and the discursive representation of access and equity in health services literature: Implications for LGBT communities. International Journal for Equity in Health, 10:40.

McIntyre, J., Daley, A., Rutherford, K., & Ross, L. (2011) . Systems-level barriers in accessing supportive mental health services for sexual and gender minorities: Insights from the provider’s perspective. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 30(2), 173-186.

Daley, A. (2010) . Reflections on reflexivity and critical reflection as critical research practices. Affilia, 25(1), 68-82

Daley, A. (2010) . Being recognized, accepted and affirmed: Self-disclosure of lesbian/queer sexuality within psychiatric and mental health service settings. Social Work in Mental Health, 8(4), 1-20.

Newman, P., Bogo, M.., & Daley, A. (2009) . Breaking the silence: Sexual orientation in social work field education. Journal of Social Work Education. 45(1).

Mulé, N., Ross, L. E., Deeprose, B., Jackson, B., Daley, A., Travers, A., & Moore, D. (2009) . Promoting Gender and Sexually Diverse Health and Wellbeing in Policy. Journal for Equity in Health, 8(18).

Newman, P., Daley, A., & Bogo, M. (2008) . Sexual Orientation-Related Challenges in Field Education: Field Instructor and Lesbian/Gay Student Perspectives. The Clinical Supervisor, 27(2), 215-237.

Newman, P., Daley, A., Ellenor, D., & Loutfy, M. (2008) . Community heroes or “high-risk” pariahs? Reasons for declining to participate in an HIV vaccine trial. Vaccine, 26(8).

Daley, A., Newman, P.A.., & Bogo, M. (2008) . Self-disclosure of sexual orientation in social work field education: Field instructor and lesbian/gay student perspectives. OASW NewsMagazine: The Journal of the Ontario Association of Social Workers, 43(3), November.

Daley, A., Solomon, S., Newman, P., & Mishna, F. (2007) . Traversing the margins: Intersectionalities in the bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 19(3/4), 9-29. Simultaneously published as a chapter in James T. Sears (Ed.), Homophobic Bullying (2007). Haworth Press, Inc.

Mishna, F., Newman, P., Daley, A., & Solomon, S. (2007) . Bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth: A qualitative investigation. British Journal of Social Work, Advanced Access published January 5, 2007, 1-17.

Goldstein, T., Russell, V., & Daley, A. (2007) . Safe, positive, and queering moments in teacher education and schooling: A conceptual framework. Teaching Education, 18(3), 183-199.

Daley, A. (2006) . Lesbian and gay health issues: OUTside of the health policy arena. Critical Social Policy, 26(4), 794-816.

Daley, A., & Travers, A. (2005) . Lesbian services in Canada. The Encyclopedia 0f Canadian Social Work. Wilfred Laurier Press, Waterloo: ON.

Daley, A. (2003) . Lesbian health and the assumption of heterosexuality: an organizational perspective. The Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 22(2), 105-121.

Daley, A. (1998) . Lesbians in health care: heterosexual hegemony and strategies for change. Canadian Social Work Review, 15(1), 57-71.

Conference Papers

Daley, A., MacDonnell, J., & St. Pierre, M. Experience of Home Care Use by LGBTTQI People in Ontario. Rainbow Health Ontario Conference 2014: Creating Change Together. Toronto, ON, February 2014.

MacDonnell, J., Daley, A., & Legere, L. Creating Space to Dialogue on Queer-and Trans-Positive Education & Training for Health Providers: Findings From Focus Groups With Home Care Providers in Ontario. Rainbow Health Ontario Conference 2014: Creating Change Together. Toronto, ON, February 2014.

Daley, A. Doing Critical Feminist Research: A Collaboration. Society for Social Work and Research: Research for Social Change: Addressing Local and Global Challenges, San Antonio, TX, January 2014.

Daley, A. Spaces in Place: Negotiating Lesbian/Queer In/Visibility within Psychiatric & Mental Health Service Settings. CASWE-ACFTS Conference: Social Work at the Speed of Life Victoria, BC, June 2013.

Daley, A., Costa, L., & Ross, L. (W) righting women: Constructions of gender, sexuality & disorder through psychiatric documentation practices. Qualitatives, St. John’s, NFLD, June 2012.

Daley, A., Costa, L., & Ross, L. (W) righting women: Constructions of gender, sexuality & disorder through psychiatric documentation practices. Qualitatives, St. John’s, NFLD, June 2012.

Mule, N., & Daley, A. Framing LGBTs in the DSM: A Queer Critical Response to the DSM-5 Consultations. Rainbow Health Ontario, Ottawa, ON, March 2012.

Daley, A., Costa, L., & Ross, L. Psychiatric Charting Practices and Trauma Narratives. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Gender and Health: Advancing Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research. Montreal, QC, October 2012.

Daley, A., & Mulé, N. Queering the DSM-5 Review: A Critical Anti-Oppressive Analysis. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Gender and Health: Advancing Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research. Montreal, QC, October 2012.

MacDonnell, J., & Daley, A. Challenging health disparities: Examining the process of developing an access and equity framework for LGBT-positive home care. Promoting Health Equity: Action on the Social Determinant of Health. Toronto, ON, February ,2011

DasGupta, T., Osmar, K., Daley, A. Exploring meanings of caring among health care professionals providing cancer care. Interprofessional Education Conference Ontario 2011. Toronto, ON, January, 2011

Daley, A. (W) righting women: Constructions of gender, sexuality & disorder through psychiatric documentation practices. 2011 IASSCS Conference: Naming and Framing the Making of Sexual (In)Equalities. Madrid, Spain, July 2011.

Daley, A. (W) righting women: Constructions of gender, sexuality & disorder through psychiatric documentation practices. 2011 IASSCS Conference: Naming and Framing the Making of Sexual (In)Equalities. Madrid, Spain, July 2011.

Daley, A., & Mule, N. Framing LGBTs in the DSM: A Queer Critical Response to the DSM-5 Consultations.2011 IASSCS Conference: Naming and Framing the Making of Sexual (In)Equalities. Madrid, Spain, July 2011.

MacDonnell, J.A., & Daley, A.E. Enhancing access and equity for LGBTQ communities in the home care sector: A user-friendly framework for provider agencies. 5th National Community Health Nurses Conference. Halifax, NS, May, 2011 (proceedings published online).

Daley, A., Costa, L., & Ross, L. An interprofessional team-based approach to a qualitative retrospective chart review of women’s in-patient psychiatric charts. The 8th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference: Contemporary Issues in Qualitative Research. Brantford, ON, May 2011.

Daley, A. The reconfiguration of lesbian/queer sexuality by service provider responses to self-disclosures. In G. Gonzalo Araoz (Ed.), Proceedings of the Second Global Conference on Making Sense of Madness. Inter-Disciplinary Press: Oxford. ISBN 978-1-84888-002-3.

Daley, A., Costa, L., & Ross, L. Sexing up the psychiatric record: A pilot study of the documentation of women’s sexuality in psychiatric in-patient charts. In G. Gonzalo Araoz (Ed.), Proceedings of the Second Global Conference on Making Sense of Madness. Inter-Disciplinary Press: Oxford. ISBN 978-1-84888-002-3.

Daley, A., MacDonnell, J., Moore, D., Iafrate, S., Schmidt-Chamberlain, K., & Gillis, L. LGBTQ Communities and In-Home Health and Social Care Service. The Rainbow Health Ontario 2010 Conference: Improving Access and Equity in Health for LGBT People. Toronto, ON, March 2010.

Daley, A. Queering the psychiatric record: A pilot study of the documentation of women’s queer sexualities in psychiatric inpatient charts. The Rainbow Health Ontario 2010 Conference: Improving Access and Equity in Health for LGBT People. Toronto, ON, March 2010.

Daley, A. Sexing the psychiatric record: A pilot study of the documentation of women’s queer sexualities in psychiatric inpatient charts. Women’s Mental Health Conference. Toronto, ON, October 2010.

Mule, N., & Daley, A. Queer lens of resistance: A critical anti-oppressive response to the DSM-V consultations. PsychOUT: A Conference for Organizing Resistance Against Psychiatry. Toronto, ON, May 2010.

Daley, A., Costa, L., & Ross, L. Sexing up the psychiatric record: A pilot study of the documentation of women’s sexuality in psychiatric in-patient charts. 2nd Global Conference: Madness – Probing the Boundaries. Mansfield College, Oxford, UK, September 2009.

Daley, A. The Reconfiguration of Lesbian/Queer Sexuality by Service Provider Responses to Self-Disclosures. 2nd Global Conference: Madness – Probing the Boundaries. Mansfield College, Oxford, UK, September 2009.

Daley, A. Being recognized, accepted and affirmed: Self-disclosure of lesbian/queer sexuality within psychiatric and mental health service settings. Women’s Mental Health in Ontario: Building Networks and Research Capacity. Toronto, ON, October 2009.

Daley, A., Messinger L., & Newman, P. Providing competent, evidence-based field supervision to support quality education for LGBQ students. 55th Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education (CSWE): ‘Bridging Rights, Culture and Justice: Social Work as a Change Agent’. San Antonio, TX, November 2009.

Daley, A. Reflections on Reflective Engagement in Research. 54nd Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education (CSWE): ‘Social Work Policy and Practice: Linking Theory, Methods and Skills’. Philadelphia, PA, October 2008.

Daley, A. The Reconfiguration of Lesbian/Queer Sexuality by Service Provider Responses to Self-Disclosures. Madness, Citizenship and Social Justice: A Human Rights Conference. Vancouver, BC, June 2008.

Daley, A. Reflections on Reflexive Engagement in Research. Refresh, Reflect, Renew: Connecting Through Reflective Practice Across Disciplines. Toronto, ON, May 2008.

Daley, A. The Self-Disclosure Experiences of Lesbian/Queer Women within the Spaces of Psychiatric and Mental Health Services. National Social Work Conference: Human Rights in a Diverse Community. Toronto, ON, May 2008.

Daley, A., Newman, P., & Bogo, M. Sexual Orientation-Related Challenges in Field Education: Field Instructor and Lesbian/Gay Student Perspectives. National Social Work Conference: Human Rights in a Diverse Community. Toronto, ON, May 2008.

Daley, A. Self-Disclosure Processes of Lesbian Women During Interactions with Mental Health Service Providers. The New Women’s College Hospital: 5th Annual Women’s Mental Health Research Day. Toronto, ON, May 16, 2008.

Daley, A., Newman, P.A.., & Bogo, M. (2008) . Self-disclosure of sexual orientation in social work field education: Field instructor and lesbian/gay student perspectives. OASW NewsMagazine: The Journal of the Ontario Association of Social Workers, 43(3), November.

Daley, A., & Newman, P. Sexual Orientation-Related Challenges in Field Education: Field Instructor and Lesbian/Gay Student Perspectives. 53nd Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education (CSWE): ‘The Marketplace of Ideas’. San Francisco, CA, October 2007.

Daley, A. The Psychiatric and Mental Health Service Experiences of Lesbian Women with Serious Mental Illness. Women’s College Research Institute Graduate Student Research Day in Women’s Health. Toronto, ON, May 2007. Recipient of the Content, Clarity, Context Award.

Newman, P., Mishna, F., & Daley, A. Bullying: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth. Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR): ‘Bridging Disciplinary Boundaries’. San Francisco, CA, January 2007.

Daley, A., Bogo, M., & Newman, P. Breaking the silence: Sexual orientation in social work field education. International Conference on Clinical Supervision. Buffalo, NY, June 2006.

Daley, A. & Russell, V. Safe, positive and queer moments in school settings: A conceptual framework for anti-homophobia pedagogy and implications for policy development. The Canadian Society for the Study of Education. Toronto, ON, May 2006.

Daley, A., & Russell, V. Heteronormativity and the Cultural Practice of Anti-homophobia Education: A Conceptual Framework that Messes with Both. Sociology and Equity Studies in Education: 8th Annual Graduate Student Conference: ‘Making Culture Messy: Problematizing Culture and Cultural Discourses in the New Imperialism. Toronto, ON, March 2006.

Newman, P., Mishna, F., & Daley, A. Bullying: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth. 52nd Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education (CSWE): ‘Social Justice through Social Reform’. Chicago, IL, February 2006.

Daley, A., Newman, P., Woodford, M., Brotman, S., & Ryan, B. Northern enlightenment: Social work and legal recognition of same-sex marriage in Canada. 52nd Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education (CSWE): ‘Social Justice through Social Reform’. Chicago, IL, February 2006.

Daley, A., Bogo, M., & Newman, P. Breaking the silence: Sexual orientation in social work field education. Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR): ‘Meeting the Challenge: Research in and with Diverse Communities. San Antonio, TX, January, 2006.

Research Reports

Sussman, T., Churchill, M., Brotman, S., Chamberland, L., Daley, A., Dumas, J., MacDonnell, J., MacIntosh, H., Ryan, B., Chacha Enriquez, M., Heffernan, D., Henriques, A., & Singh, S. An Environmental Scan: Identifying barriers, developing solutions: Addressing the health and social needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender older adults who reside in long-term care homes.

Jackson, B., Daley, A., Moore, D., Mulé, N., Ross, L., Travers, A., Montgomery, E. (2006) . Whose Public Health? An Intersectional Approach to Sexual Orientation, Gender identity and the Development of Public health Goals for Canada, Rainbow Health Network (RHN), Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Ontario (CLGRO), Toronto. (Discussion Paper submitted to Health Canada)

Jackson, B., Daley, A., Moore, D., Mulé, N., Ross, L., Travers, A., Montgomery, E. (2006) . What are Social Determinants of Health for LGBTTTIQ* People? Rainbow Health Network (RHN)/Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Ontario (CLGRO), Toronto. (Pamphlet)

Approach To Teaching

To begin, my philosophy of teaching is rooted in a conceptualization of the learner in context. By this I mean understanding learners as not simply disembodied minds but rather embodied minds; learners are gendered, raced, and able-bodied or not, sexualized, and classed beings. This means that within the learning context learners will bring their unique lived experiences and will engage with each other, the content, and me in different ways. Thus, each learner’s experience of learning will be unique and relational. In the classroom, I model this conceptualization via my introduction to students. During my introduction I locate myself as a white, well-educated, middle-class, lesbian/queer woman through discussions about my social work practice areas, education, and research interests. Beginning with the learner in this way moves me beyond a discussion of adult learning styles, however relevant, towards recognition of the university classroom as a microcosm of societal power dynamics based on gender, sexuality, race, class and ability, among other social locations. I approach the learning environment as a critical space; that within this critical space learning is best facilitated through processes of critical thinking and critical reflection. I facilitate critical thinking and critical reflection through a dialectical process whereby students are challenged through questioning to look beneath the surface of course content to uncover assumptions made by the author(s), to analyze how they read course material from their unique social locations and perspectives, and how they develop their own philosophy and critique of social work theory and practice. Critical thinking and critical reflection is also advanced through the use of journal assignments and small group discussions. Small group discussions play an important role in sustaining connection among students and promoting a relational aspect to learning within this critical space. My desire for students is that engaging in critical thinking and critical reflection will be empowering and transformative. That learning to think critically will move them beyond a well-taught need to learn with certainty – the need to learn the “right thing”; “how to do it”; “the right intervention” – towards an ability to tolerate uncertainty and ambiguity as they rely on the experiences and knowledge of others to explore possibilities while developing a confident position towards their own knowledge, and the relevancy of their lived experience. My desire for students is that learning is experienced as an “engaged” scholarship, and that they are able to integrate critical thinking and critical reflection in their developing social work philosophy and practice. In July 2013 I completed training with the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program (http://www.insideoutcenter.org/).This was the first Inside-Out training offered in Canada with the home base for Inside-Out Canada at the Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work at Wilfred Laurier University (Kitchener-Waterloo). (http://www.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=13428). This training opportunity reflected and reinforced many aspects of my philosophy of training while enhanced my ability to work within anti-oppressive and critical frames with students towards the co-creation of classroom communities to facilitate dialogue, critical thinking and collaboration.

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/SOWK3590 3.0  Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program Elective: Women, Madness and Criminalization SEMR  


Andrea Daley is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Work, York University. Andrea received her B.S.W. and M.S.W. at York University. She brings to the School of Social Work extensive experience as a mental health clinician within the areas of community mental health, and working with consumer/survivor and LGBT communities.


My research interests include health services access and equity for diversely situated lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)people and examining the productive effect of gendered, sexualized, raced and classed norms in psychiatric discourses, particularly in the context of in-patient documentation (charting) practices. I have been involved in advocacy work within LGBTQ communities, particularly within the area of LGBTQ health. More recently, I have been working as an ally with consumer/survivor and mad communities to examine and develop responses to violence acted upon consumer/survivor/ex-clients of the psychiatric and mental health system. Other research interests include critical research methodologies and community-based research collaborations.

Area of Specialization

Social Work

Degrees

PhD in Social Work, University of Toronto
MSW, York University
BSW, York University
BA in Psychology, York University

Professional Leadership

Seminars, Workshops and Community Training
Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecture, York University, Toronto ON, March 2013. Workshop organizer and leader. Full day workshop including two keynote speakers and three panel presentations with university (student, staff, faculty) and community-based (health and social service organizations, advocates, activists) participants. Key focus: Mental health and social equity. Key element of the workshop was to engage participants in dialogue related to social justice and mental health and to build Community/University relations. 'Notions of ‘Normality’/’Abnormality’: Social Justice and Equity in Mental Health,’ Presentation: “Abnormalization of LGBTQs: A Critical Analysis of the DSM 5 Review,” with Mulè, N. at Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecture, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March, 2013. Daley, A., & MacDonnell, J. “Access & Equity in Home Care: Enhancing Access for Diverse & LGBT Communities” Workshop. Toronto, ON, November, 2010. Daley, A., & Shaikh, S. “Pedagogy and Practice – Diversity and Intersectionality in Social Work.” School of Social Work, York University. Toronto, ON, March 2010. Daley, A., & Costa, L. “Crazy Talk: Women, Sexuality and Psychiatry.” Women’s Counselling, Referral and Education Centre Annual General Meeting, Toronto, ON, November, 2009.

Community Contributions

2012-Present Member Psychiatric Disabilities Anti-Violence Coalition Toronto, Ontario 2001-Present Member Rainbow Health Ontario, Toronto, Ontario 2005-2006 Chairperson Rainbow Health Network, Toronto Social Determinants of Health and Well-being Committee 2008-2009 Steering Committee Member (Advocacy) Rainbow Health Network, Toronto Sub-committee of the Rainbow Health Network that advocates for health care policy and service delivery change. 2004-2010 Community Advisory Committee David Kelley HIV/AIDS and LGBT Community Counselling Programs Family Service Toronto, Toronto 1998-2003 Volunteer Counsellor Family Service Association of Toronto, David Kelley LGBT Community Counselling Program, Toronto

Research Interests:

Health , Mental Health , LGBTQ health services access, Women, gender, sexuality, race, class, psychiatry, Social justice

Current Research Projects

Telling, Knowing, and Being Understood: Negotiating Lesbian In/Visibility within the Spaces of Psychiatric and Mental Health Services

Summary: 
This study explores through in-depth interviews the sexuality-related experiences of lesbian/queer women within the context of psychiatric and mental health support services.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Sep  Year: 2003
End Date:  Month: Jan  Year: 2008

Funders: 
SSHRC Doctoral Student Award

Examining pathways to effective depression treatment for sexual and gender minority women in Ontario.

Summary: 
Epidemiological studies demonstrate that sexual minority women (including lesbian and bisexual women) are at high risk for depression, lifetime suicidality, and other mental health problems. Although no population-based data are available regarding gender minority women (including transgender and transsexual women), the available research suggests that they too are at high risk for depression. Results of the few studies to examine patterns of mental health service utilization among lesbian, bisexual, and trans (LBT) women indicate that despite elevated rates of mental health service use, LBT women report very high rates of unmet need for mental health care (in a recent survey, over 50%). However, it is unknown whether this unmet need is explained by levels of need that exceed the capacity of services, or lack of effectiveness of services. Research is therefore needed to understand the barriers to effective depression treatment for sexual and gender minority women in Ontario. This project will improve understanding of the barriers to effective depression treatment for sexual and gender minority women in Ontario and ultimately facilitate the removal of barriers, improving access to prompt and effective diagnosis and treatment. A combination of qualitative, quantitative, and community-based research approaches will be used to: describe the barriers to effective depression treatment encountered by LBT women in Ontario; compare the mental health service utilization patterns of LBT and heterosexual women in Ontario; and use the knowledge gained to inform service delivery.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2010
End Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2012

Collaborator: Principal Investigator: Dr. Lori Ross
Collaborator Institution: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

A Retrospective Review of Women’s Psychiatric In-Patient Charts for Sexuality Content: a Pilot Study

Description: 
This pilot study utlizes a retrospective chart review design and individual semi-structured interviews with key informant mental health service providers to explore the nature and extent of mental health service providers’ chart documentation related to women’s sexuality.

Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Sep  Year: 2008
End Date:  Month: May  Year: 2012

Collaborator: Dr. Lori Ross, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Ms. Lucy Costa, The Empowerment Council
Funders: 
SSHRC Small Grants Program

Exploring and enhancing access to home care services for LGBT communities in Ontario.

Summary: 
This research project is the second phase in a comprehensive research program that explores access and equity related to in-home care for diverse members of Ontario’s LGBT populations with a focus on Community Care Access Centres and their role in coordinating care through contracted service provider agencies. The first phase of this study explored the literature on access to home care and collected interview and documentary data from key informants on processes that foster the development of LGBT-positive health care provision with a goal of creating an organizational tool on access and equity for home care agencies. This arm of the research program will provide baseline data, an environmental scan, which offers insight into the current state of home care for LGBT people in Ontario from the perspective of service users, direct service providers and provider organizations with a focus on developing strategies for change.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2011
End Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2014

Collaborator: Co-principal Investiator: Dr. Judith MacDonnell
Collaborator Institution: Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre, Rainbow Health Ontario
Funders: 
Canadian Institute of Health Research

Schizophrenia and Caregiving Study

Description: 
A qualitative study that explored the caregiving experiences of people diagnosed with schizophrenia. The study explored participants’ experiences of receiving care as well as providing care to others. Engaged in participant recruitment; data collection (interviews) and qualitative data analysis.
Role: Research Coordinator/Assistant


Start Date:  Month: Oct  Year: 2005
End Date:  Month: Aug  Year: 2006

Learning and training needs of interdisciplinary home care service providers in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities: An opportunity for interprofessional education.

Summary: 
This qualitative research project explores the learning and training needs of interdisciplinary home care service providers in relation to LGBTQ service recipients. Profession-specific focus groups will be conducted each with nurses, personal support workers, therapists (social workers and occupational therapists) and TC CCAC care coordinators.The objectives of the proposed study are to: 1. Develop understanding of the similarities and differences in learning and training needs among interdisciplinary providers including nurses, personal support workers, therapists (social workers, occupational therapists) and care coordinators in relation to in-home health service provision to LGBTQ people. 2. Build on existing interprofessional LGBTQ learning and teaching modules for health care providers by identifying knowledge and practice skills that are unique to the provision of in-home health services. 3. Strengthen the existing faculty partnership between the Schools of Nursing and Social Work at York University as established in Phase 1 of the research project. 4. Develop capacity-building and curriculum development opportunities in the Schools of Nursing and Social Work in the areas of undergraduate, graduate and continuing education.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Jan  Year: 2010
End Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2011

Collaborator: Principal Invesigator: Dr. Judith MacDonnell
Funders: 
Interprofessional Education Initiatives Fund. York University, Faculty of Health

Exploring meanings of caring among health care professionals providing cancer care.

Summary: 
This study uses guided meditation, art and small group discussion to explore meanings of caring among health care providers within a Regional Cancer Centre. The study consists of two phases. In Phase 1, profession-specific focus groups will be conducted each with nurses, radiation therapists, physicians, social workers, pharmacists and dietitians within an Oncology Program at a Regional Cancer Centre. In Phase 2, findings from Phase I will be presented to interprofessional focus groups to explore similarities and differences in meanings of caring. The purpose of the proposed study is to develop an understanding of the similarities and differences in the meaning of caring among health care providers working in an Oncology Program of a Regional Cancer Centre and to develop educational initiatives by which interprofessional groups can learn with, from, and about each others' perspectives on caring.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Oct  Year: 2009
End Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2011

Collaborator: Co-Principal Investigators: Kari Osmar, Tracey Das Gupta
Collaborator Institution: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Funders: 
Practice-Based Research Award, Sunnybrook Health Sciences

Cultural Representations of Gender in Psychiatric Narratives

Summary: 
The proposed 3-year study examines representations of femininities and masculinities as they exist within the contemporary psychiatric medical chart. The objectives of the proposed research include: 1) Exploring how psychiatric narratives (re)produce and sanction particular femininities as idealized /marginalized and particular masculinities as hegemonic /marginalized; 2) Exploring how psychiatric discourses organize gender relations between women and men; 3) Investigating the role of psychiatric institutions in organizing gender relations among women and men; 4) Empirically grounding psychiatric consumer/survivor (C/S) movement critiques that challenge institutionalized oppressions related to mental distress and gender, sexuality, race and class.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Jun  Year: 2014
End Date:  Month: Mar  Year: 2017

Funders: 
SSHRC - Insight Grant

All Publications

Book Chapters

Daley, A., Costa, L., & Ross, L. (Forthcoming July 2014) . Doing Critical Feminist Research: A Collaboration. In, S. Wahab, B. Anderson-Nathe, & C. Gringeri, Feminism in Social Work Research. Routledge.

Daley, A. (2013) . Spaces in place: Negotiating lesbian/queer in/visibility within psychiatric and mental health service settings. In Robert Menzies, Brenda LaFrancios, and Geoffrey Reume (Eds.), Mad Matters: A Critical Reader in Canadian Mad Studies. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press Inc.

Journal Articles

Daley, A., & Mulé N. (Forthcoming 2014) . LGBTQs and the DSM-5: A critical queer response. Journal of Homosexuality, 61(9).

Daley, A., Costa, L., & Ross, L. (2012) .(W)righting women: Constructions of gender, sexuality & disorder through psychiatric documentation practices.Culture, Health and Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care, 14(8), 955-969.

Daley, A. (2012) .Becoming seen, becoming known: Lesbian/queer women’s self-disclosures to mental health service providers. Journal Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 16(3), 215-234.

Rutherford, K., McIntyre, J., Daley, A., & Ross, L. (2012) . Development of Expertise in LGBT Mental Health Service Provision: A Qualitative Study. Medical Education.

Daley, A.E., & MacDonnell, J.A. (2011) . Gender, sexuality and the discursive representation of access and equity in health services literature: Implications for LGBT communities. International Journal for Equity in Health, 10:40.

McIntyre, J., Daley, A., Rutherford, K., & Ross, L. (2011) . Systems-level barriers in accessing supportive mental health services for sexual and gender minorities: Insights from the provider’s perspective. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 30(2), 173-186.

Daley, A. (2010) . Reflections on reflexivity and critical reflection as critical research practices. Affilia, 25(1), 68-82

Daley, A. (2010) . Being recognized, accepted and affirmed: Self-disclosure of lesbian/queer sexuality within psychiatric and mental health service settings. Social Work in Mental Health, 8(4), 1-20.

Newman, P., Bogo, M.., & Daley, A. (2009) . Breaking the silence: Sexual orientation in social work field education. Journal of Social Work Education. 45(1).

Mulé, N., Ross, L. E., Deeprose, B., Jackson, B., Daley, A., Travers, A., & Moore, D. (2009) . Promoting Gender and Sexually Diverse Health and Wellbeing in Policy. Journal for Equity in Health, 8(18).

Newman, P., Daley, A., & Bogo, M. (2008) . Sexual Orientation-Related Challenges in Field Education: Field Instructor and Lesbian/Gay Student Perspectives. The Clinical Supervisor, 27(2), 215-237.

Newman, P., Daley, A., Ellenor, D., & Loutfy, M. (2008) . Community heroes or “high-risk” pariahs? Reasons for declining to participate in an HIV vaccine trial. Vaccine, 26(8).

Daley, A., Newman, P.A.., & Bogo, M. (2008) . Self-disclosure of sexual orientation in social work field education: Field instructor and lesbian/gay student perspectives. OASW NewsMagazine: The Journal of the Ontario Association of Social Workers, 43(3), November.

Daley, A., Solomon, S., Newman, P., & Mishna, F. (2007) . Traversing the margins: Intersectionalities in the bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 19(3/4), 9-29. Simultaneously published as a chapter in James T. Sears (Ed.), Homophobic Bullying (2007). Haworth Press, Inc.

Mishna, F., Newman, P., Daley, A., & Solomon, S. (2007) . Bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth: A qualitative investigation. British Journal of Social Work, Advanced Access published January 5, 2007, 1-17.

Goldstein, T., Russell, V., & Daley, A. (2007) . Safe, positive, and queering moments in teacher education and schooling: A conceptual framework. Teaching Education, 18(3), 183-199.

Daley, A. (2006) . Lesbian and gay health issues: OUTside of the health policy arena. Critical Social Policy, 26(4), 794-816.

Daley, A., & Travers, A. (2005) . Lesbian services in Canada. The Encyclopedia 0f Canadian Social Work. Wilfred Laurier Press, Waterloo: ON.

Daley, A. (2003) . Lesbian health and the assumption of heterosexuality: an organizational perspective. The Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 22(2), 105-121.

Daley, A. (1998) . Lesbians in health care: heterosexual hegemony and strategies for change. Canadian Social Work Review, 15(1), 57-71.

Conference Papers

Daley, A., MacDonnell, J., & St. Pierre, M. Experience of Home Care Use by LGBTTQI People in Ontario. Rainbow Health Ontario Conference 2014: Creating Change Together. Toronto, ON, February 2014.

MacDonnell, J., Daley, A., & Legere, L. Creating Space to Dialogue on Queer-and Trans-Positive Education & Training for Health Providers: Findings From Focus Groups With Home Care Providers in Ontario. Rainbow Health Ontario Conference 2014: Creating Change Together. Toronto, ON, February 2014.

Daley, A. Doing Critical Feminist Research: A Collaboration. Society for Social Work and Research: Research for Social Change: Addressing Local and Global Challenges, San Antonio, TX, January 2014.

Daley, A. Spaces in Place: Negotiating Lesbian/Queer In/Visibility within Psychiatric & Mental Health Service Settings. CASWE-ACFTS Conference: Social Work at the Speed of Life Victoria, BC, June 2013.

Daley, A., Costa, L., & Ross, L. (W) righting women: Constructions of gender, sexuality & disorder through psychiatric documentation practices. Qualitatives, St. John’s, NFLD, June 2012.

Daley, A., Costa, L., & Ross, L. (W) righting women: Constructions of gender, sexuality & disorder through psychiatric documentation practices. Qualitatives, St. John’s, NFLD, June 2012.

Mule, N., & Daley, A. Framing LGBTs in the DSM: A Queer Critical Response to the DSM-5 Consultations. Rainbow Health Ontario, Ottawa, ON, March 2012.

Daley, A., Costa, L., & Ross, L. Psychiatric Charting Practices and Trauma Narratives. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Gender and Health: Advancing Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research. Montreal, QC, October 2012.

Daley, A., & Mulé, N. Queering the DSM-5 Review: A Critical Anti-Oppressive Analysis. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Gender and Health: Advancing Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research. Montreal, QC, October 2012.

MacDonnell, J., & Daley, A. Challenging health disparities: Examining the process of developing an access and equity framework for LGBT-positive home care. Promoting Health Equity: Action on the Social Determinant of Health. Toronto, ON, February ,2011

DasGupta, T., Osmar, K., Daley, A. Exploring meanings of caring among health care professionals providing cancer care. Interprofessional Education Conference Ontario 2011. Toronto, ON, January, 2011

Daley, A. (W) righting women: Constructions of gender, sexuality & disorder through psychiatric documentation practices. 2011 IASSCS Conference: Naming and Framing the Making of Sexual (In)Equalities. Madrid, Spain, July 2011.

Daley, A. (W) righting women: Constructions of gender, sexuality & disorder through psychiatric documentation practices. 2011 IASSCS Conference: Naming and Framing the Making of Sexual (In)Equalities. Madrid, Spain, July 2011.

Daley, A., & Mule, N. Framing LGBTs in the DSM: A Queer Critical Response to the DSM-5 Consultations.2011 IASSCS Conference: Naming and Framing the Making of Sexual (In)Equalities. Madrid, Spain, July 2011.

MacDonnell, J.A., & Daley, A.E. Enhancing access and equity for LGBTQ communities in the home care sector: A user-friendly framework for provider agencies. 5th National Community Health Nurses Conference. Halifax, NS, May, 2011 (proceedings published online).

Daley, A., Costa, L., & Ross, L. An interprofessional team-based approach to a qualitative retrospective chart review of women’s in-patient psychiatric charts. The 8th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference: Contemporary Issues in Qualitative Research. Brantford, ON, May 2011.

Daley, A. The reconfiguration of lesbian/queer sexuality by service provider responses to self-disclosures. In G. Gonzalo Araoz (Ed.), Proceedings of the Second Global Conference on Making Sense of Madness. Inter-Disciplinary Press: Oxford. ISBN 978-1-84888-002-3.

Daley, A., Costa, L., & Ross, L. Sexing up the psychiatric record: A pilot study of the documentation of women’s sexuality in psychiatric in-patient charts. In G. Gonzalo Araoz (Ed.), Proceedings of the Second Global Conference on Making Sense of Madness. Inter-Disciplinary Press: Oxford. ISBN 978-1-84888-002-3.

Daley, A., MacDonnell, J., Moore, D., Iafrate, S., Schmidt-Chamberlain, K., & Gillis, L. LGBTQ Communities and In-Home Health and Social Care Service. The Rainbow Health Ontario 2010 Conference: Improving Access and Equity in Health for LGBT People. Toronto, ON, March 2010.

Daley, A. Queering the psychiatric record: A pilot study of the documentation of women’s queer sexualities in psychiatric inpatient charts. The Rainbow Health Ontario 2010 Conference: Improving Access and Equity in Health for LGBT People. Toronto, ON, March 2010.

Daley, A. Sexing the psychiatric record: A pilot study of the documentation of women’s queer sexualities in psychiatric inpatient charts. Women’s Mental Health Conference. Toronto, ON, October 2010.

Mule, N., & Daley, A. Queer lens of resistance: A critical anti-oppressive response to the DSM-V consultations. PsychOUT: A Conference for Organizing Resistance Against Psychiatry. Toronto, ON, May 2010.

Daley, A., Costa, L., & Ross, L. Sexing up the psychiatric record: A pilot study of the documentation of women’s sexuality in psychiatric in-patient charts. 2nd Global Conference: Madness – Probing the Boundaries. Mansfield College, Oxford, UK, September 2009.

Daley, A. The Reconfiguration of Lesbian/Queer Sexuality by Service Provider Responses to Self-Disclosures. 2nd Global Conference: Madness – Probing the Boundaries. Mansfield College, Oxford, UK, September 2009.

Daley, A. Being recognized, accepted and affirmed: Self-disclosure of lesbian/queer sexuality within psychiatric and mental health service settings. Women’s Mental Health in Ontario: Building Networks and Research Capacity. Toronto, ON, October 2009.

Daley, A., Messinger L., & Newman, P. Providing competent, evidence-based field supervision to support quality education for LGBQ students. 55th Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education (CSWE): ‘Bridging Rights, Culture and Justice: Social Work as a Change Agent’. San Antonio, TX, November 2009.

Daley, A. Reflections on Reflective Engagement in Research. 54nd Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education (CSWE): ‘Social Work Policy and Practice: Linking Theory, Methods and Skills’. Philadelphia, PA, October 2008.

Daley, A. The Reconfiguration of Lesbian/Queer Sexuality by Service Provider Responses to Self-Disclosures. Madness, Citizenship and Social Justice: A Human Rights Conference. Vancouver, BC, June 2008.

Daley, A. Reflections on Reflexive Engagement in Research. Refresh, Reflect, Renew: Connecting Through Reflective Practice Across Disciplines. Toronto, ON, May 2008.

Daley, A. The Self-Disclosure Experiences of Lesbian/Queer Women within the Spaces of Psychiatric and Mental Health Services. National Social Work Conference: Human Rights in a Diverse Community. Toronto, ON, May 2008.

Daley, A., Newman, P., & Bogo, M. Sexual Orientation-Related Challenges in Field Education: Field Instructor and Lesbian/Gay Student Perspectives. National Social Work Conference: Human Rights in a Diverse Community. Toronto, ON, May 2008.

Daley, A. Self-Disclosure Processes of Lesbian Women During Interactions with Mental Health Service Providers. The New Women’s College Hospital: 5th Annual Women’s Mental Health Research Day. Toronto, ON, May 16, 2008.

Daley, A., Newman, P.A.., & Bogo, M. (2008) . Self-disclosure of sexual orientation in social work field education: Field instructor and lesbian/gay student perspectives. OASW NewsMagazine: The Journal of the Ontario Association of Social Workers, 43(3), November.

Daley, A., & Newman, P. Sexual Orientation-Related Challenges in Field Education: Field Instructor and Lesbian/Gay Student Perspectives. 53nd Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education (CSWE): ‘The Marketplace of Ideas’. San Francisco, CA, October 2007.

Daley, A. The Psychiatric and Mental Health Service Experiences of Lesbian Women with Serious Mental Illness. Women’s College Research Institute Graduate Student Research Day in Women’s Health. Toronto, ON, May 2007. Recipient of the Content, Clarity, Context Award.

Newman, P., Mishna, F., & Daley, A. Bullying: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth. Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR): ‘Bridging Disciplinary Boundaries’. San Francisco, CA, January 2007.

Daley, A., Bogo, M., & Newman, P. Breaking the silence: Sexual orientation in social work field education. International Conference on Clinical Supervision. Buffalo, NY, June 2006.

Daley, A. & Russell, V. Safe, positive and queer moments in school settings: A conceptual framework for anti-homophobia pedagogy and implications for policy development. The Canadian Society for the Study of Education. Toronto, ON, May 2006.

Daley, A., & Russell, V. Heteronormativity and the Cultural Practice of Anti-homophobia Education: A Conceptual Framework that Messes with Both. Sociology and Equity Studies in Education: 8th Annual Graduate Student Conference: ‘Making Culture Messy: Problematizing Culture and Cultural Discourses in the New Imperialism. Toronto, ON, March 2006.

Newman, P., Mishna, F., & Daley, A. Bullying: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth. 52nd Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education (CSWE): ‘Social Justice through Social Reform’. Chicago, IL, February 2006.

Daley, A., Newman, P., Woodford, M., Brotman, S., & Ryan, B. Northern enlightenment: Social work and legal recognition of same-sex marriage in Canada. 52nd Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education (CSWE): ‘Social Justice through Social Reform’. Chicago, IL, February 2006.

Daley, A., Bogo, M., & Newman, P. Breaking the silence: Sexual orientation in social work field education. Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR): ‘Meeting the Challenge: Research in and with Diverse Communities. San Antonio, TX, January, 2006.

Research Reports

Sussman, T., Churchill, M., Brotman, S., Chamberland, L., Daley, A., Dumas, J., MacDonnell, J., MacIntosh, H., Ryan, B., Chacha Enriquez, M., Heffernan, D., Henriques, A., & Singh, S. An Environmental Scan: Identifying barriers, developing solutions: Addressing the health and social needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender older adults who reside in long-term care homes.

Jackson, B., Daley, A., Moore, D., Mulé, N., Ross, L., Travers, A., Montgomery, E. (2006) . Whose Public Health? An Intersectional Approach to Sexual Orientation, Gender identity and the Development of Public health Goals for Canada, Rainbow Health Network (RHN), Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Ontario (CLGRO), Toronto. (Discussion Paper submitted to Health Canada)

Jackson, B., Daley, A., Moore, D., Mulé, N., Ross, L., Travers, A., Montgomery, E. (2006) . What are Social Determinants of Health for LGBTTTIQ* People? Rainbow Health Network (RHN)/Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Ontario (CLGRO), Toronto. (Pamphlet)


Teaching:

Approach To Teaching
To begin, my philosophy of teaching is rooted in a conceptualization of the learner in context. By this I mean understanding learners as not simply disembodied minds but rather embodied minds; learners are gendered, raced, and able-bodied or not, sexualized, and classed beings. This means that within the learning context learners will bring their unique lived experiences and will engage with each other, the content, and me in different ways. Thus, each learner’s experience of learning will be unique and relational. In the classroom, I model this conceptualization via my introduction to students. During my introduction I locate myself as a white, well-educated, middle-class, lesbian/queer woman through discussions about my social work practice areas, education, and research interests. Beginning with the learner in this way moves me beyond a discussion of adult learning styles, however relevant, towards recognition of the university classroom as a microcosm of societal power dynamics based on gender, sexuality, race, class and ability, among other social locations. I approach the learning environment as a critical space; that within this critical space learning is best facilitated through processes of critical thinking and critical reflection. I facilitate critical thinking and critical reflection through a dialectical process whereby students are challenged through questioning to look beneath the surface of course content to uncover assumptions made by the author(s), to analyze how they read course material from their unique social locations and perspectives, and how they develop their own philosophy and critique of social work theory and practice. Critical thinking and critical reflection is also advanced through the use of journal assignments and small group discussions. Small group discussions play an important role in sustaining connection among students and promoting a relational aspect to learning within this critical space. My desire for students is that engaging in critical thinking and critical reflection will be empowering and transformative. That learning to think critically will move them beyond a well-taught need to learn with certainty – the need to learn the “right thing”; “how to do it”; “the right intervention” – towards an ability to tolerate uncertainty and ambiguity as they rely on the experiences and knowledge of others to explore possibilities while developing a confident position towards their own knowledge, and the relevancy of their lived experience. My desire for students is that learning is experienced as an “engaged” scholarship, and that they are able to integrate critical thinking and critical reflection in their developing social work philosophy and practice. In July 2013 I completed training with the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program (http://www.insideoutcenter.org/).This was the first Inside-Out training offered in Canada with the home base for Inside-Out Canada at the Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work at Wilfred Laurier University (Kitchener-Waterloo). (http://www.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=13428). This training opportunity reflected and reinforced many aspects of my philosophy of training while enhanced my ability to work within anti-oppressive and critical frames with students towards the co-creation of classroom communities to facilitate dialogue, critical thinking and collaboration.


Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/SOWK3590 3.0  Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program Elective: Women, Madness and Criminalization SEMR