Counseling LGBTI Clients
- Kevin Alderson - University of Calgary, Canada
This Practical, Easy-to-Read Guide Prepares Students and Clinicians to Become Effective LGBTI Counselors
This comprehensive, practical, easy-to-read guide for emerging and current practitioners, as well as LGBTI individuals, combines theory, research and practice to help readers become effective counselors. Students and clinicians will gain relevant and up-to-date knowledge about LGBTI groups, and will develop the skills needed to work effectively with each subgroup in an empathetic and understanding manner. Additionally, to enhance practitioners' multicultural competency to counsel LGBTI clients and prepare them for practice in an increasingly global landscape, the author explores cultural differences around the world and discusses how LGBTI identities change from region to region. Counseling LGBTI Clients challenges and changes beliefs about and attitudes toward each LGBTI subgroup, while preparing practitioners to provide sensitive, informed, and effective affirmative counseling to this largely misunderstood population.
“I have been looking for a text like this, one that integrates theory, research, and clinical practice seamlessly, since I began teaching students nearly a decade ago.”
“Counseling LGBTI Clients is a thoroughly comprehensive book that makes GLBT issues accessible to students. This book includes a depth and breadth of coverage that I have not seen in other titles.”
“This text provides an easy to digest and comprehensive current state of the field of GLBT counseling and would be a valuable addition for emerging and practicing clinicians.”
“This textbook is an excellent resource to help counselors better understand LGBT persons, bond with similarities, honor differences, and be instrumental in helping LGBT clients to see theirintrinsic value and unique gifts so as to better honor self and let their light shine brightly."
“This is an important—and much needed—work for anyone wanting to work with these populations. Based on the latest empirical research, this book clearly addresses the issues facing LGBT individuals and their therapists in an objective and empathic manner. I highly recommend it."
"Counseling LGBTI Clients is based on more empirical research than any other volume that exists on the topic of LGBTI individuals. This practical, easy-to-read guide challenges and changes beliefs about and attitudes toward each LGBTI subgroup, while preparing practitioners to provide sensitive, informed, and effective affirmative counseling to this largely misunderstood population. The volume is a comprehensive guide for both emerging practitioners and current practitioners, LGBTI individuals, and those who know them."
Developing a coures, and eventually, a specialization in LGBT issues in Counseling.