ERIC Number: EJ944526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Incorporating Sexual Orientation into MFT Training Programs: Infusion and Inclusion
Long, Janie K.; Serovich, Julianne M.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, v29 n1 p59-67 Jan 2003
Many authors have questioned the preparedness of family therapists to deal with sexual minority clients. Even though the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) has called for the integration of sexual orientation into the curriculum of marriage and family therapy training programs, the subject continues to be marginalized. The purpose of this article is to encourage trainers to examine their programs' curricula for evidence of heterosexist bias and introduce ways that they might integrate issues related to same-sex affectional and sexual orientations into their programs via the classroom and the clinic.
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Family Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Therapy, Sexual Orientation, Counselor Qualifications, Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Training, Social Bias, Teaching Methods
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Education Level: Higher Education
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