ERIC Number: EJ779462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Heterosexual Identity and the Heterosexual Therapist: An Identity Perspective on Sexual Orientation Dynamics in Psychotherapy
Mohr, Jonathan J.
Counseling Psychologist, v30 n4 p532-566 2002
The purpose of this article is to introduce a model of adult heterosexual identity that may be useful in conceptualizing heterosexual therapists' barriers to and facilitators of effective practice with lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LBG) clients. This model incorporates concepts from theories of identity development, social identity, and attitude formation. The article includes counseling applications of the model's components and ends with presentation of case examples and implications for research and training.
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Counselor Training, Psychotherapy, Models, Adults, Self Concept, Personality Development, Social Environment, Attitudes, Psychological Studies, Theories, Counselor Client Relationship, Therapeutic Environment, Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Homosexuality, Problems
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