ERIC Number: EJ699582
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-22
A Feminist Approach to Working with Internalized Heterosexism in Lesbians
Szymanski, Dawn M.
Journal of College Counseling, v8 n1 p74 Spr 2005
This article addresses counselors' calls for more training on internalized heterosexism. Through a synthesis of the research on lesbian internalized heterosexism, the author discusses how the integration of a feminist approach can enhance college counselors' work with lesbian clients, describes 3 core feminist therapy principles, uses these principles as a framework within which to discuss relevant research on internalized heterosexism, and provides practical suggestions and clinical examples to illustrate the application of both research and feminist theory to counseling with lesbians.
Descriptors: Feminism, Homosexuality, Females, Sexual Orientation, School Counselors, College Students, Counseling Techniques, Social Bias, Counselor Training, Counseling Psychology, Psychological Patterns, Sociocultural Patterns
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304. Web site: http://www.counseling.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A