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Nate Fuks

Title: 
Dr.
Academic title(s): 
Nate Fuks
Contact Information
Email address: 
Nate.fuks [at] mcgill.ca
Phone: 
514-398-2514
Department: 
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
Biography: 

Dr. Nate Fuks is the Director of Psychoeducational & Counselling Clinic, Director of Clinical Training in Counselling Psychology, and Assistant Professor at Faculty of Education, Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology at McGill University. He is also a licensed psychologist, specializing in working with LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, refugees, and ethnic minorities. Prior to completing his PhD in Counselling Psychology at McGill University, Dr. Fuks pursued an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University, and has established himself in a number of challenging and evolving leadership roles, in both the public and private sector. Dr. Fuks offers service to clients in four languages, and during his career was involved in a variety of international and multi-cultural ventures. Dr. Fuks's industry observations and experiences raised his awareness of the importance of newcomer and minority integration, and inspired his interest and ongoing involvement in research, clinical work, teaching, and community initiatives pertinent to these issues. His research these days revolves mostly around intersecting identities and mental health of LGBTQ+ individuals, immigrants, and refugees.

Degree(s): 

Ph.D., McGill University

M.B.A., Schulich School of Business, York University

Research areas: 
Counselling Psychology
Areas of expertise: 
  • Clinical supervision
  • Training of counsellors/therapists
  • LGBTQ affirmative therapy
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Intersecting identities and mental health of minority individuals
  • Integration of immigrants and refugees
Selected publications: 

Fuks, N.4/16/2019, Smith, N. G., Peláez, S., De Stefano, J., & Brown, T. L. (2018). Acculturation ENate Fuks | Educational & Counselling Psychology - McGill Universityxperiences Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Immigrants in Canada. The Counseling Psychologist, 46(3), 296-332.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0011000018768538 (https://doi.org/10.1177/0011000018768538

Moody, C., Fuks, N., Peláez, S., & Smith, N. G. (2015). “Without this, I would for sure already be dead”: A qualitative inquiry regarding suicide protective factors among trans adults. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 2(3), 266-280.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/sgd0000130 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/sgd0000130

Selected talks and presentations: 
  • Fuks, N., Novac, C., Ryan, B., Lutterman, A. (2017). Demystifying Sexuality: Culturally-informed Psychotherapy with LGBTQIA Clients. Ordre des psychologues du Québec accredited workshop presented at Argyle Institute of Human Relations, Montreal, QC.
  • Fuks, N. (2016, September). Clinical Issues in Working with LGBTQ* Immigrants and Refugees. In R. Montoro, (Chair), Mental Health Issues in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, and Queer Sub-Populations: From Adolescents to Immigrants. Symposium conducted at the Canadian Psychiatric Association Conference, Toronto, ON.
  • Fuks, N., Smith, N. G., Peláez, S., & De Stefano, J. (2015). "If I Were Not Queer, I Would Probably Not Be in Canada to Start With": A Grounded Theory Study. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.
  • Moody, C., Fuks, N., Peláez, S., & Smith, N. G. (2015, June). Suicide protective factors among trans adults. In K. Rachlin & C. Keo-Meier (Co-Chairs), Graduate Student Research Symposium in Transgender Health. Symposium conducted at the 14th Annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Fuks, N. (2014, February). “I came to Canada to live my sexuality”: LGBT Immigrant Acculturation Experience. Rainbow Health Ontario 2014 Conference, Toronto, ON.
  • Moody, C., Fuks, N., Peláez, S., Smith, N.G. (2013). Using Thematic Network Analysis to Identify Suicide Protective Factors Among Trans Adults. Psychology, Community & Health, 2, 190. Doi:10.5964/pch.v2i2.70
  • Fuks, N. (2013, August). Addressing the Challenges of LGBT Immigrants Through Increased Awareness and Prevention. Roundtable Discussions on Prevention and LGBT Communities presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • Moody, C., Fuks, N., Peláez, S., & Smith, N. G. (2013, August). "I realized I needed to transition in order to save my life": Suicide protective factors among trans adults. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • Fuks, N., Smith, N. G., & Pelaez, S. (2013, August). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Immigrant Acculturation Experience. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • Fuks, N., & Smith, N. G. (2013, August). Counselling with LGBT Immigrants. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • Moody, C., Fuks, N., Peláez, S., Smith, N.G. (June, 2013). Using Thematic Network Analysis to Identify Suicide Protective Factors Among Trans Adults. Oral presentation presented at the 1st International Conference on LGBT Psychology and Related Fields – Coming Out for LGBT Psychology in the Current International Scenario, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Fuks, N., & Smith, N. G. (2013, June). Issues and Challenges of LGBT Immigrants to Canada. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Quebec, QC.
  • Fuks, N., & Behrmann, J. (2013, June). Listening to the voices of LGBT-Immigrants in Canada: Qualitative Research as a Tool to Define the Health Needs of Dual Minorities. Oral presentation presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Public Health Association, Ottawa, ON.
  • Fuks, N. (2013, January). Acculturation of LGBTQ Immigrants. In E. Pena, (Chair), Love & Marriage in a Global Context: LGBTQ Immigrants in Binational Relationships. Symposium conducted at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Houston, TX.
  • Fuks, N., & Smith, N. G. (2012, August). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Immigrant Acculturation Experience. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.
  • Fuks, N. (2012, August). Issues of Immigrant LGBT Children and Youth. Roundtable Presentations on Working with and Advocating for LGBT Children, Youth, and Families presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.
  • Smith, N. G., Copeland, L., Fuks, N., LeBreton, M., & Cheng, J. (2012, April). Therapy with LGBT clients: “Normalize, do not stigmatize.” Invited paper presented to staff and community members at the Argyle Institute of Human Relations, Montreal, QC.
  • Moody, C., & Fuks, N. (2012, March). “Without this, I would for sure already be dead”: Suicide protective factors in adult trans Canadians. Rainbow Health Ontario 2012 Conference, Ottawa, ON.
  • Fuks, N. (2010, August). LGBT Immigrant Issues. Roundtable Presentations on the Future of LGBT Psychology. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Smith, N.G., Russell, G.M., MacKinnon, C.J., & Fuks, N. (2010, August). Anti-LGB Politics at Maine and Washington State: Impacts on LGBT Residents. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.
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