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Chapter 19: Mark: A Question of Counselor Competence
A gay man in his mid-twenties, Mark, entered counseling because of a court order as a consequence of driving while under the influence of alcohol (DUI). He is employed as an accountant with a restaurant franchise. Mark was raised in a Catholic religious tradition within his family of origin, but because of that church's position on homosexuality and gay marriage, he no longer attends services. Andrew, the counselor, is twenty-five years old. For the past six months, Andrew has been employed in a community counseling agency where his caseload primarily consists of clients with substance-abuse problems.
Initially, Mark discussed his concerns about his DUI. Mark stated that he does not usually drink to excess and ...