Denis Flanigan oral history interview and transcript
This recording and transcript form part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University. This collection includes video recordings and transcripts of interviews with Houstonians who have made contributions to the LGBT community.
Denis Flanigan is a Licensed Psychologist in private practice in Houston. He received his M.S. in Psychology and Ph. D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Florida. In addition to clinical work and research with ethnic minorities, Woodja has acquired training in and experience in working with non-traditional minorities. He has frequently been asked to speak on gay and lesbian experience and mental health, transgender concerns, and body modification issues. He understands how important identification with or involvement in an "alternative lifestyle" can be to many individuals. He respects individuality and strives to create a safe and welcoming environment for all of his clients. He is actively involved in the his professional community and is a member of the American Psychological Association; the American Counseling Association; National Career Development Association; Association for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues in Counseling; Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development; and the Houston Psychological Association. He is involved in his local community as a lifetime member of Misfits-Houston, in which he has served on the executive board for 6 years, including 3 years as President, and is Mr. Prime Choice Texas 2009 and Mr. Lonestar 21.