Previous Chapter Chapter 24: Drawing from the Collective Wisdom of LGB-Affirmative Counseling Professionals: Reflections on Affect, Relationships, and Power

Melissa A. Lidderdale, Julianne S. Lark & Joy S. Whitman

In: Deconstructing Heterosexism in the Counseling Professions: A Narrative Approach

Chapter 24: Drawing from the Collective Wisdom of LGB-Affirmative Counseling Professionals: Reflections on Affect, Relationships, and Power

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Drawing from the Collective Wisdom of LGB-Affirmative Counseling Professionals: Reflections on Affect, Relationships, and Power
Drawing from the collective wisdom of LGB-affirmative counseling professionals: Reflections on affect, relationships, and power
Melissa A.LidderdaleWestern Michigan UniversityJulianne S.LarkIndependent Practice, Kalamazoo, MichiganJoy S.WhitmanDePaul University

Bieschke, Croteau, Lark, and Vandiver's (Ch. 22) discussion of the status of the discourse on sexual orientation in the counseling professions captured the continued complexity and necessity of the work ahead. It is clear that the heterosexist dominant discourse in the counseling professions has begun to be dismantled, but it is also clear that the lesbian-, gay-, and bisexual (LGB)-affirmative counterdiscourse must deepen and expand. This chapter, therefore, will build on Bieschke and her colleagues' discussion of the implications of the narratives for deconstructing the heterosexist dominant ...

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