ETHICAL ISSUES in Counseling Gay or Lesbian Individuals and Families. By Jeffrey T. Bornstein , MS, LPCC, and Benjamin M. Lasky, Ph.D. Declaration. We hereby declare that we have no financial or proprietary interests in giving this presentation.
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