ERIC Number: EJ1027652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
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Counselor Competence with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients: Differences among Practice Settings
Farmer, Laura B.; Welfare, Laura E.; Burge, Penny L.
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, v41 n4 p194-209 Oct 2013
Counselors from school and community practice, counseling students, and counselor educators (N = 468) participated in this study of competence to serve lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) clients. Participants reported high LGB-affirmative attitudes but lower knowledge and skills. School counselors reported significantly lower LGB competence than did counselors in other settings. Implications include the importance of graduate and postgraduate training to improve LGB knowledge and skills and the hope that LGB-affirmative attitudes suggest receptivity toward such growth.
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Qualifications, Counseling Techniques, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Knowledge Level, Attitude Measures, Counselor Attitudes, Competence, School Counselors, Counselor Training, Graduate Study
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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