ERIC Number: ED403523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Career and Life Planning with Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Persons.
Gelberg, Susan; Chojnacki, Joseph T.
All individuals, whatever their sexual orientation, should become skilled at career and life planning. This book, which addresses a perceived lack of information for gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals, examines the impact of sexual orientation on career planning. It combines career theory and application within a counseling framework. The eight chapters present a logical progression: (1) the importance of career and life planning skills; (2) adapting career counseling approaches; (3) assessing interests, values, experiences, and skills; (4) assessing the role of adult development in career and life planning; (5) assessing the work environment; (6) career decision making and goal setting; (7) the job search; and (8) a comprehensive model of career and life planning for gay, lesbian, and bisexual persons. The model in the last chapter integrates literature from career development, adult life span development, and gay/lesbian, bisexual identity development. Lengthy appendices furnish sample career counseling forms and handouts for professional helpers and their clients. Also included are career counseling resources and an outline of developmental transitions and mentoring of gay, lesbian, and bisexual allies. It is hoped that the text will help professionals nurture the career and life-planning needs of all gay, lesbian, bisexual individuals. Contains over 350 references and an index. (RJM)
Descriptors: Bisexuality, Career Counseling, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Homosexuality, Job Search Methods, Lesbianism, Life Satisfaction, Self Actualization, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality, Vocational Interests, Work Environment
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304-3300 (Order Number 72624, $19.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.