Evans, Margaret and Barker, Meg (2010) How Do You See Me? Coming Out in Counselling. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, , 38 (4). pp. 375-391. ISSN 1469-3534 (electronic) 0306-9885 (print)
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Recent large-scale survey research has raised serious concerns in both the counselling community and the mass media about the ways in which counsellors work with lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) clients. The current questionnaire-based research focused on client experiences of their own, and their counsellor's, self-disclosures of sexuality. Most clients did not require counsellor disclosure. However, failure of the counsellor to disclose could result in problems and assumptions being made by the client. We conclude that LGB awareness is improving, but there is still much need for training in this area to challenge limiting assumptions by some counsellors and to avoid the need for clients to educate them.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||bisexual, coming out, counselling, counsellor training, LGB|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society|
|Deposited By:||Janet Davidson|
|Deposited On:||08 Oct 2010 10:42|
|Last Modified:||08 Oct 2010 10:42|
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