John Pickering

Professor and Speech-Language Pathologist

Degrees

Ph. D.Hearing and Speech ScienceOhio University
M.A.Speech CommunicationUniversity of Maine
B.A.Speech CommunicationUniversity of Maine

Professional Experience

  • Full Professor (2012-Present), Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
  • Associate Professor (1999-2012), Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
  • Assistant Professor (1993-1999), Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
  • Speech-Language Pathologist (2006-2018), Capital Region Ear Nose, and Throat, Slingerlands, NY
  • Interim Dean 2005-2006, Lally School of Education, College of Saint Rose
  • Assistant Dean and Director of Assessment Services (2004-2005), Lally School of Education, College of Saint Rose
  • Faculty Coordinator (1993-1999), School of Education Computer Laboratory, College of Saint Rose
  • Assistant Professor (1990-1993), University of Kentucky, Division of Communication Disorders
  • Speech-Language Pathologist (1983-1986), York County Counseling Services Speech and Hearing Program, Saco, ME

Teaching Interests

  • Voice disorders
  • Transgender voice and communication
  • Motor speech disorders
  • Counseling in speech-language pathology

Research/Creative Works

Books

  • Adler, R. K., Hirsch, S., & Pickering, J. (Eds.). (2019). Voice and Communication Therapy for the Transgender/Gender Diverse Client: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide (3rd edition). San Diego: Plural Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Pickering, J. (in press). Transgender Voice and Communication. In J. S. Damico & M. J. Ball (Eds.). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Human Communication Sciences and Disorders. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publishing.
  • Adler, R. K. & Pickering, J. (2019). The Role of the SLP in Counseling. In R. K. Adler, S. Hirsch, & J. Pickering (Eds.). Voice and Communication Therapy for the Transgender/Gender Diverse Client: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide (3rd edition). San Diego: Plural Publishing.
  • Gelfer, M. P., Pickering, J., & Mordaunt, M. (2019). Pitch and Intonation. In R. K. Adler, S. Hirsch, & J. Pickering (Eds.). Voice and Communication Therapy for the Transgender/Gender Diverse Client: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide (3rd edition). San Diego: Plural Publishing.
  • Hirsch, S., Adler, R. K., & Pickering, J. (2019). A Call to Action: Meeting the Unique Needs of Trans and Gender Diverse Young People. In R. K. Adler, S. Hirsch, & J. Pickering (Eds.). Voice and Communication Therapy for the Transgender/Gender Diverse Client: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide (3rd edition). San Diego: Plural Publishing.
  • Kayajian, D. M., Pickering, J., & Mordaunt, M. (2019). Group Voice and Communication Training. In R. K. Adler, S. Hirsch, & J. Pickering (Eds.). Voice and Communication Therapy for the Transgender/Gender Diverse Client: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide (3rd edition). San Diego: Plural Publishing.
  • Pickering, J. & Greene, M. (2019). Voice and Communication Modification: Historical Perspective. In R. K. Adler, S. Hirsch, & J. Pickering (Eds.). Voice and Communication Therapy for the Transgender/Gender Diverse Client: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide (3rd edition). San Diego: Plural Publishing.
  • Pickering, J. & Kayajian, D. (2013). Modifying Frequency and Resonance for Individuals Who Are Transgender. In A. Behrman & J. Haskell (Eds.), Exercises for Voice Therapy (2nd edition). San Diego: Plural Publishing.
  • Pickering, J. & Baker, L. (2012). Voice and Communication Intervention for Individuals in the Transgender Community: An Historical Perspective and Review of the Literature. In R.K. Adler, S. Hirsch, & M. Mordaunt (Eds.), Voice and Communication Therapy for the Transgender/Transsexual Client A Comprehensive Clinical Guide (2nd edition). San Diego: Plural Publishing.

Journal Articles and Conference Proceedings (since 2010)

  • Kayajian, D. & Pickering, J. (2017). Connecting clinic and classroom to enhance group transgender voice and communication training in a college environment. SIG 10, Issues in Higher Education, 2(2). 116-122.
  • Pickering, J. (2015). Transgender voice and communication: Introduction and international context. SIG 3, Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, 25(1), 25-31.
  • Pickering, J. & Embry, E. (2013). So Long, Silos. The ASHA Leader, 18(6), 38-45.
  • Patel, R.R., Pickering, J., Stemple, J., & Donohue, K.D. (2012). A Case Report in Changes in Phonatory Physiology Following Voice Therapy: Application of High Speed Imaging. Journal of Voice, 26(6), 734-741.
  • Pickering, J. (2010). Musical Instruments, Athletes, and a Frog in Your Throat: Applying Metaphor in Voice Disorders. Journal of Behavioral and Neuroscience Research, 8(1), 4-8.

International Conference Presentations, Peer Reviewed (since 2010) 

  • Pickering, J.E. (June, 2016). Applying telepractice to improve voice and communication for people in the transgender community. 2016 World Professional Association for Transgender Health Biennial Symposium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Pickering, J.E. & Kayajian, D. (June, 2016). Clinical Skills, Counseling, and Cultural Competence: A Clinical Practicum at The College of Saint Rose. 2016 World Professional Association for Transgender Health Biennial Symposium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Pickering, J.E. & Kayajian, D. (February, 2014). Group voice and communication intervention: The first five years. 2014 World Professional Association for Transgender Health Biennial Symposium, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • McCready, V., Crutchley, S., Adler, R.K., & Pickering, J. (September, 2011). A holistic approach to voice and communication.  2011 World Professional Association for Transgender Health Biennial Symposium, Atlanta, GA.

National Conference Presentations, Peer Reviewed (since 2010)

  • Strack, J., Pickering, J., & Kayajian, D. (November, 2018). The impact of voice and communication training on transgender women’s voice characteristics and voice satisfaction. 2018 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.
  • Flynn, L. & Pickering, J. (November, 2017). Voice and communication satisfaction among MtF transgender individuals. 2017 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Pickering, J. & Owens, R. (November, 2016). Our diverse stories: A collaborative approach to teaching counseling in communication sciences and disorders. 2016 ASHA Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Fleurantin, S. & Pickering, J. (November, 2016). Transgender voice and Communication: A case study. 2016 ASHA Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Bulman, T., Hart, J. & Pickering, J. (November, 2016). The effectiveness of CAAST: A 10-week study. 2016 ASHA Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Pickering, J. (November, 2016). Applying telepractice to improve voice and communication for people in the transgender community. 2016 ASHA Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Owens, R. & Pickering, J. (March, 2016). Our diverse stories: A collaborative approach to teaching counseling. 2016 Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders Annual Convention.  San Antonio TX.
  • Houle, N., Pickering, J., Kisenwether, J., & DeBonis, D. (November, 2015). Effects of experience and reasons for judgment when perceiving gender based on isolated vowels. 2015 ASHA Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Adler, R. & Pickering, J. (November, 2015). Supporting the modification of voice and resonance with speakers who are transgender. 2015 ASHA Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Adler, R., Block, C., Helou, L, Hirsch, S., & Pickering, J. (November, 2014). Promoting effective services for transgender speakers in the U.S.: Applying WPATH’s Standards of Care. 2014 ASHA Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • Kayajian, D. & Pickering, J. (November, 2014). A college-base group transgender voice and communication program: 6 years of lessons learned. 2014 ASHA Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • Carr, C., Pickering, J., & Hart, J. (November, 2013). Integrating counseling techniques in neurogenic group therapy. 2013 ASHA Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Corbo, B. & Pickering, J. (November, 2013). Masculine or feminine: Identifying characteristics of gender in written language. 2013 ASHA Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Pickering, J. (April, 2013). Tuning your vocal instrument: Modifying pitch and Resonance. 2013 Empire Conference, Albany, NY.
  • Houle, N., Paine, S., & Pickering, J. (November, 2012). Enhancing cultural competence: A classroom project with transgender clients. 2012 ASHA Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.
  • Embry, E. & Pickering, J. (November, 2012). Cultivating creative, interdisciplinary collaboration in academic & clinical education. 2012 ASHA Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.
  • Pickering, J. & Whitehouse, L. (April, 2012). Exploring voice and communication: The dynamic human instrument. TransEvent 2012 – The Empire Conference, Albany, NY.
  • Embry, E. & Pickering, J. (April, 2012). Cultivating creative, interdisciplinary collaboration: Perspectives from two institutions. 2012 Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders Annual Convention, Newport Beach, CA.
  • Pickering, J. Bloom, C., Luna, A., & Selmon, S. (November, 2011).  The clinician-counselor with transgender clients: An instructional video. 2011 ASHA Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Benway, N., Hughes, K., & Pickering, J. (November, 2011). Acoustic and perceptual changes in a male-to-female transgender individual. 2011 ASHA Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Pickering, J. & Marquit, I. (November, 2010).  Intervention for a female-to-male transgender individual: A case study. 2010 ASHA Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Baker, L. & Pickering, J. (November, 2010). Effects of voice modification on gender perception of MtF transsexuals. 2010 ASHA Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Crutchley, S., Pickering, J., Adler, R., & McCready, V. (November, 2010).  The Role of the SLP in Transgender Communication. 2010 ASHA Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Pickering, J., Selmon, S., Morency, K., & Kayajian, D. (November, 2010).  Applying Vocal Function Exercises with male-to-female transsexuals: Five case studies. 2010 ASHA Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Pickering, J.E. (May, 2010).  Voice modification for people in the transgender community. TransEvent 2010 – The Empire Conference, Albany, NY.

State Conference Presentations, Peer Reviewed (since 2010)

  • Caswell, T. & Pickering, J. (April, 2017). Clinical supervision and counseling: Making connections to facilitate change. 2017 New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Saratoga, NY.
  • Flynn, L. & Pickering, J. (April, 2017). Voice and communication satisfaction among MtF transgender individuals. 2017 New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Saratoga, NY.
  • Wenzel, M. & Pickering, J. (April, 2016). Voice and communication workshops for transgender men. 2016 New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Saratoga, NY.
  • Gherson, S., McHenry, M., Haskell, J., Pickering, J., & Carroll, L. (April, 2015). Grand Round Panels in Voice. 2015 New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Rochester, NY.
  • Owens, R. & Pickering, J. (April, 2015). Counseling skills for diverse clinical populations.  2015 New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Rochester, NY.
  • Pickering, J. (April, 2014). Foghorns, trills and straw phonation: Modifying resonance to enhance phonation. 2014 New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Saratoga, NY.
  • Embry, E. & Pickering, J. (April, 2012). Cultivating creative, interdisciplinary collaboration: For students, faculty, and new professionals. 2012 New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Saratoga, NY.
  • Pickering, J., & Russell, B. (May, 2011). Applying evidence to support intervention for male-to-female transsexuals, 2011 New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Saratoga, NY.
  • Pickering, J., Scheid, S., & Awwad, R. (April, 2010). Case study approach to the assessment and intervention of voice disorders, 2010 New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Saratoga, NY.

Thesis Projects (since 2010)

  • Lee Friedlander, Transgender College Students: Experiences with Depression and Campus Connectedness, Completed in April 2017 (Thesis Committee)
  • Laura Flynn, A Study of Satisfaction of Voice for Transgender Male to Female Individuals, Completed in December, 2016 (Thesis Director)
  • Melissa Jacob, Examination of Transgender Health through the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health’s Contextual Factors, Completed in May, 2016 (Adelphi University Honors College Thesis Committee)
  • Nichole Houle, The Effect of Experience on the Perception of Gender, Completed in August, 2014 (Thesis Director)
  • Lauren Baker, The Effects of Voice Feminization on Listener and Client Perceptions of Communication and Gender for Male to Female Transsexuals, Completed in May, 2010 (Thesis Director)