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ETHICAL ISSUES in Counseling Gay or Lesbian Individuals and Families
By Jeffrey T. Bornstein, MS, LPCC, and
Benjamin M. Lasky, Ph.D.
Institutional Discrimination – the policies and laws
- Many states currently have proposed amendments to ban same sex marriage (e.g.,
Prop 8 passed in California in 2008 election).
Stage 1 Identity Confusion
Stage 2 Identity Comparison
Stage 3 Identity Tolerance
Stage 4 Identity Acceptance
Stage 5 Identity Pride
Cass Stage Model of LGBT Identity Development
Stage 6 Identity Synthesis
D’Augelli’s Model of Lesbian,Gay, Bisexual Development (1994)
Challenges to Developing a Gay Identity
Challenges of Developing a Gay Identity
Questions for a straight therapist to ask themselves:
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
Core Aspect of REBT Therapy
What should a therapist do if a potential client comes to therapy to become free of homosexual thoughts and feelings?
The 7 Point Scale
Kinsey Heterosexual-Homosexual Rating Scale