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ERIC Number: EJ719909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0828-3893
A Different Kind of "Outing": Training Counsellors to Work with Sexual Minority Clients
Alderson, Kevin G.
Canadian Journal of Counselling, v38 n3 p193-210 Jul 2004
Past research indicates sexual minority training provided to graduate students of counselling psychology is minimal and inadequate (Bahr, Brish, & Croteau, 2000; Morrison & L'Heureux, 2001; Murphy, 1991). Graduates feel unprepared to work competently with sexual-minority individuals, yet Canadian and American Associations require their members to be knowledgeable about sexual orientation and to be competent in providing counselling services to diverse clientele. Results from a four-item questionnaire e-mailed to 14 Canadian universities suggested minimal training is offered to counselling graduate students concerning gay and lesbian psychology and counselling. Following a literature review, a flexible curriculum is suggested for counselling psychology graduate programs that conforms to theorized requirements for both multicultural competency and for effective lesbian, gay, and bisexual affirmative counselling practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada