Counseling LGBTI Clients, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1452281033
  • ISBN-13: 9781452281032
  • DDC: 362.89
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 344 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released September 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This practical, easy-to-read guide prepares students and clinicians to become effective LGBTI counselors This comprehensive, practical, easy-to-read guide for emerging and current practitioners, as well as LGBTI individuals, combines theory, research and practice to help readers become effective counselors. Students and clinicians will gain relevant and up-to-date knowledge about LGBTI groups, and will develop the skills needed to work effectively with each subgroup in an empathetic and understanding manner. Additionally, to enhance practitioners' multicultural competency to counsel LGBTI clients and prepare them for practice in an increasingly global landscape, the author explores cultural differences around the world and discusses how LGBTI identities change from region to region. Counseling LGBTI Clients challenges and changes beliefs about and attitudes toward each LGBTI subgroup, while preparing practitioners to provide sensitive, informed, and effective affirmative counseling to this largely misunderstood population.  

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Counselor Reference Guide to the Common Concerns of LGBTI Clients Included in This Text*.
1: Introduction.
2: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives Regarding LGBTI Individuals.
3: Gay Boys and Men.
4: Lesbian Girls and Women.
5: Bisexual Boys and Men.
6: Bisexual Girls and Women.
7: Fetishistic Crossdressing Children and Adults.
8: Transsexual Boys and Transwomen.
9: Transsexual Girls and Transmen.
10: Intersex Children and Adults.
11: Conclusions.
Handling the Roleplay Situations.
Sexuality Questionnaire.
The Sexual Orientation Counselor Competency Scale.
About the Author.