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ERIC Number: EJ1015115
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0011-0000
Heterosexual Persons' Perceptions Regarding Language Use in Counseling: Extending Dorland and Fischer (2001)
Ross, Amanda D.; Waehler, Charles A.; Gray, Torie N.
Counseling Psychologist, v41 n6 p918-930 Aug 2013
An important original study by Dorland and Fischer noted how the use of inclusive language can affect the therapeutic relationship positively for gay, lesbian, and bisexual clients. In this extension of that study with heterosexual participants ("N" = 179), there seemed to be low, but positive, salience of the language used by the therapist. These participants showed negligible, but positive, sensitization to issues related to inclusiveness, so the ethical practice of inclusive language use seems to have little downside (and potentially a large positive impact). (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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