Counseling LGBTI Clients

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SAGE, Apr 13, 2012 - Psychology - 328 pages
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Understanding and Counseling Sexual Minorities is a practical book aimed at courses for counselors and other mental health professionals in training. The book will serve as a practical guide and text for courses specifically aimed at working with GLBT clients and/or courses in multicultural counseling or sex therapy.

It will provide a historical and contemporary look at gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered clients from a variety of cultural perspectives. It will also provide empirically based counseling strategies and interventions for working with each group.

This book takes a unique cultural approach, as it will bring in personal case studies and narratives of a variety of individuals and cultures from around the globe. The book will contain various self-assessment tools and questionnaires that will aid students and practitioners in examining their own attitudes and beliefs and help challenge current assumptions. The research base is large and rapidly expanding and thus many books that are currently available for course use are sorely outdated.


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Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Historical and Contemporary Perspectives Regarding LGBTI Individuals
Chapter 3 Gay Boys and Men
Chapter 4 Lesbian Girls and Women
Chapter 5 Bisexual Boys and Men
Chapter 6 Bisexual Girls and Women
Chapter 7 Fetishistic Crossdressing Children and Adults
Chapter 8 Transsexual Boys and Transwomen
Chapter 11 Conclusions
Handling the Roleplay Situations
Sexuality Questionnaire
The Sexual Orientation Counselor Competency Scale
About the Author

Chapter 9 Transsexual Girls and Transmen
Chapter 10 Intersex Children and Adults

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About the author (2012)

Dr. Kevin Alderson is an associate professor of counselling psychology at the University of Calgary. His areas of research interest include human sexuality, gender studies, and LGBTI studies. Throughout his 26 years as a practicing psychologist, Dr. Alderson has counselled hundreds of clients with nondominant sexualities and gender variations. He is the Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, the national peer-reviewed journal in the Canadian counselling field. Before joining the university in July 2001, Dr. Alderson was Head of Counselling and Health Services at a community college in Calgary for several years. He writes a monthly column for Outlooks Magazine and has six published books. He is the primary author of the recent policy statement adopted by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) regarding Gender Identity in Adolescents and Adults, and co-authored the official CPA fact sheets for Gender Dysphoria in Adolescents and Adults and for Gender Dysphoria in Children.