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Counseling LGBTI Clients

Counselling LGBTI Clients is a comprehensive, practical, easy-to-read guide for both emerging practitioners and current practitioners, LGBTI individuals, and those who know them. It combines theory, research and practice with a framework that focuses on challenging and changing beliefs and attitudes toward each LGBTI subgroup, gaining current knowledge about the subgroup, and empathetically developing skills to work effectively with the subgroup in a LGBTI-affirmative manner.


  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Historical and Contemporary Perspectives Regarding LGBTI Individuals
  • 3. Gay Boys and Men
  • 4. Lesbian Girls and Women
  • 5. Bisexual Boys and Men
  • 6. Bisexual Girls and Women
  • 7. Fetishistic Crossdressing Children and Adults
  • 8. Transsexual Boys and Transwomen
  • 9. Transsexual Girls and Transmen
  • 10. Intersex Children and Adults
  • 11. Conclusions
  • Appendix A: Glossary
  • Appendix B: Handling the Role-play Situations
  • Appendix C: The Sexuality Questionnaire
  • Appendix D: The Sexual Orientation Counsellor Competency Scale

 Author Bio:

Dr. Kevin Alderson is an associate professor of counselling psychology at the University of Calgary. His areas of research interest include human sexuality, gender studies, and LGBTI studies. Throughout his 26 years as a practicing psychologist, Dr. Alderson has counselled hundreds of clients with nondominant sexualities and gender variations. He is the Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, the national peer-reviewed journal in the Canadian counselling field. Before joining the university in July 2001, Dr. Alderson was Head of Counselling and Health Services at a community college in Calgary for several years. He writes a monthly column for Outlooks Magazine and has six published books. He is the primary author of the recent policy statement adopted by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) regarding Gender Identity in Adolescents and Adults, and co-authored the official CPA fact sheets for Gender Dysphoria in Adolescents and Adults and for Gender Dysphoria in Children.

Counseling LGBTI Clients

Author: Kevin Alderson

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