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Deconstructing Heterosexism in the Counseling Professions uses the personal narratives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and heterosexual counseling psychologists and counselor educators to deconstruct the heterosexist discourse in the counseling professions, envision a discourse of sexual orientation equity, and make practical suggestions for addressing sexual orientation in professional life. The narrative approach encompasses a diversity of stories and experiences including an emphasis on racial and cultural contexts. These narratives and their analyses serve as a means for the individual and collective self examination that is needed to move LGB affirmative practice, training, and scholarship from the margins to the center of what it means to be a counseling professional.

Race and Sexual Orientation in Multicultural Counseling: Navigating Rough Waters
Race and sexual orientation in multicultural counseling: Navigating rough waters
James M.CroteauWestern Michigan UniversityMadonna G.ConstantineTeachers College, Columbia University

Analyses by several authors indicated that a number of different perspectives appear consistently in multicultural counseling literature (Carter, 1995; Carter & Qureshi, 1995; Helms & Richardson, 1997). The tension between two of those perspectives represents what has been called one of the “the most problematic” definitional issues in multicultural counseling (Sue, 2001, p. 791). On one hand, there is a “focused” or “race-based” perspective emphasizing issues of racism, race, and/or ethnicity (e.g., Carter, 1995; Helms & Richardson, 1997; Locke, 1990). On the other hand, there is an “inclusive” or “broad” perspective which focuses across an array of sociodemographic factors ...

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