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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.

Moving from Random Acts of Inclusion Toward LGB-Affirmative Institutions
Moving from random acts of inclusion toward LGB-affirmative institutions
Eve M.AdamsNew Mexico State University

I believe I've been pretty lucky regarding how much my sexual orientation was accepted throughout my training and professional experiences as a counseling psychologist. As a lesbian living in a heterosexist society, I think I have managed to survive and thrive in this environment due to a number of factors, such as having a supportive network of family, friends, and colleagues who validate and appreciate my existence. Also, I have the benefits that come from being White, able-bodied, and raised in an upper-middle-class family. In particular, as a WASP, I was raised by parents who highly valued achievement, so career aspirations were nurtured both ...

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