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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.

Those Who Care, Teach: Toward Sexual Orientation Equity in Academic and Clinical Training
Those who care, teach: Toward sexual orientation equity in academic and clinical training
Y. BarryChungGeorgia State UniversityCatherine J.BrackGeorgia State University

Evident in the narratives of this book as well as existing research and literature is the continuing heterosexist dominant discourse in the counseling professions that creates inequity for lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) persons (Bieschke, Eberz, Bard, & Croteau, 1998; Bieschke, McClanahan, Tozer, Grzegorek, & Park, 2000; Haldeman, 1994; Phillips & Fischer, 1998; Rudolph, 1988). Drawing from the narratives of this book, Bieschke, Croteau, Lark, and Vandiver (Ch. 22) identified three aspects of the heterosexist dominant discourse: overt homonegativity, covert/elusive heterosexism, and silence. They also discussed the existing LGB-affirmative counterdiscourse indicated by these narratives ...

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