ERIC Number: EJ699110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-1
Reference Count: 25
On Becoming Allies: A Qualitative Study of Lesbian-, Gay-, and Bisexual-Affirmative Counselor Training
Dillon, Frank R.; Worthington, Roger L.; Savoy, Holly Bielstein; Rooney, S. Craig; Becker-Schutte, Ann; Guerra, Rachael M.
Counselor Education and Supervision, v43 n3 p162-178 Mar 2004
The authors present a qualitative analysis of a process by which a research team of counselors-in-training confronted their heterosexist biases while investigating heterosexual attitudes toward sexual minorities. Members of the research team discovered that it was essential to reflect on and evaluate their attitudes, assumptions, and biases before they could conduct scientific research about affirmative attitudes toward lesbian, gay male, and bisexual male and female individuals. Self-reflective narratives written by each research team member were analyzed using consensual qualitative research methodology. Results yielded 10 general categories or themes. Implications for counseling theory, training, and future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Counselor Training, Homosexuality, Social Bias, Student Attitudes, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Graduate Students, Mental Health, Counselor Attitudes, Personal Narratives, Consciousness Raising, Socialization
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304. Web site: http://www.counseling.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States