ERIC Number: EJ548633
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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Therapist Sexual Orientation, Gender, and Counseling Practices as They Relate to Ratings of Helpfulness by Gay and Lesbian Clients.
Liddle, Becky J.
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v43 n4 p394-401 Oct 1996
Lesbian and gay volunteers (N=392) described their experiences with 923 therapists. Gay, lesbian, and bisexual therapists of both genders, and heterosexual female therapists, were rated more helpful than heterosexual male therapists. Participants also reported whether each therapist exhibited nine negative and four positive practices; such practices influenced counseling effectiveness and therapy termination. (RJM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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