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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.

Jewish, Bisexual, Feminist in a Christian Heterosexual World: Oy Vey!
Jewish, bisexual, feminist in a Christian heterosexual world: Oy vey!
Sari H.DworkinCalifornia State University

I had just finished my American Psychological Association (APA) approved internship in August of 1985 and was on my way to my first academic job as a counselor educator. Excited and scared, I left a conservative, fundamentalist Christian, agricultural setting for a liberal, progressive state. To my surprise, the university where I was to begin a long and fruitful career was also in one of the few conservative, fundamentalist Christian, agricultural areas in my new home state. Once again, fundamentalist Christian preachers used the outdoor student gathering areas to intone what God considers moral and immoral. Once again, I found myself on the ...

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