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KEY FEATURES: Unlike most literature related to behavioral health services for adolescents, this text is crafted specifically for the profession of counseling. Case scenarios address critical issues impacting today's adolescents including their characteristics, technology issues, diagnoses and typologies, special needs, and interventions involving treatment planning. Themes that are commonly faced by teens, including trauma, grief, loss, substance use, emotional issues, sexual development, and peers are covered. A diverse range of adolescents from both urban and non-urban settings are examined. This book addresses a broad audience that includes students in behavioral health training, counseling, and school programs; the practicing provider; and administrative/clinical supervisors and educators.

Gender-Specific and LGBTQ Issues
Chapter 15 Gender-Specific and LGBTQ Issues

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.

―Charlotte Brontë (Jane Eyre)

I was not ladylike, nor was I manly. I was something else altogether. There were so many different ways to be beautiful.

―Michael Cunningham (A Home at the End of the World )

Introduction

In today’s society, the topic of gender and sexuality is ever-changing and growing. Though more open communication is happening than ever, we as a society still have quite a ...

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