Affirmative lesbian, gay, and bisexual counselor education and religious beliefs: How do we bridge the gap?

Joy S. Whitman*, Markus P. Bidell

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The position held by the American Counseling Association, reflecting acceptance, affirmation, and nondiscrimination of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals, has created conflicts for some trainees who hold conservative religious beliefs about sexual orientation. This article explores the counseling profession's evolution regarding LGB-affirmative counseling and examines the potential conflict this evolution can create for counselor educators who are training students with conservative religious viewpoints about sexual orientation. Recommendations for counselor educators to manage this dilemma are offered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-169
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Counseling and Development
Volume92
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • bisexual
  • counselor education
  • gay
  • lesbian

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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