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By: Sharon G. Horne, Heidi M. Levitt, Teresa Reeves & Emily E. Wheeler

In: Handbook of Group Counseling & Psychotherapy

Chapter 20: Group Work with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning Clients

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Group Work with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning Clients
Group work with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning clients
Sharon G. HorneHeidi M. LevittTeresa ReevesEmily E. Wheeler

Since 2004, 13 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marriage for same-sex couples, with 16 states and the District of Columbia enacting varying degrees of protection that include gender identity and expression. While a great step forward for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (GLBTQQ) individuals, there are also negative consequences of this increased exposure (Rostosky, Riggle, Horne, & Miller, 2009). Given that the world is rapidly changing with respect to GLBTQQ issues, counseling approaches for GLBTQQ clients, including group work, are needed (Cochran, 2001).

Groups for GLBTQQ are available in metropolitan areas and ...

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