Open Access Graduate Research Paper
A considerable amount of research has stated that gays and lesbians utilize mental health counseling services at a high rate. Therefore it is very likely that counselors encounter lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) clients. This research focuses on how the sexual orientation of the counselor affects the counseling process when working with LGB clients. In particular, this paper will discuss how the sexual orientation of the counselor facilitates or inhibits client identity development and the coming out process.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
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©2001 Eric L. Rhodes
Rhodes, Eric L., "Coming out : implications for counselors working with gay, lesbian, and bisexual clients" (2001). Graduate Research Papers. 1389.