Integrating Identities for Same-Sex Attracted Clients: Using Developmental Counseling and Therapy to Address Sexual Orientation Conflicts

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A. Keith Mobley, Clinical Professor (Creator)
Amber Leighann Pope (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In recent decades, much of the focus on counseling with same-sex attracted clients has been on affirming their identity as a sexual minority. However, an overuse of gay-affirmative strategies may devalue clients' other multiple, and often conflicting, identities. Developmental counseling and therapy is presented as one approach for counselors that can effectively address sexual orientation conflicts with clients while exploring and valuing the various aspects of clients' selves.

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Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 4(1), 32-47
Language: English
Date: 2010
developmental counseling and therapy, same-sex attraction, sexual orientation, sexual orientation conflict, developmental counseling, constructivist counseling

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