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Deconstructing Heterosexism in the Counseling Professions : A Narrative Approach - James M. Croteau

Deconstructing Heterosexism in the Counseling Professions

A Narrative Approach

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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.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Our Stories Will Be Told: Deconstructing the Heterosexist Discourse in the Counseling Professions
Narrative Voices
Moving From Random Acts of Inclusion Toward LGB-Affirmative Institutions
Coming Out to My Homophobia and Heterosexism: Lessons Learned in the Journey of an Ally
Over the Rainbow: My Experiences as an Ally
Invisibility, Alienation, and Misperceptions: The Experience of Being Bisexual
Transforming Heterosexism: Starting From Myself
Challenging Multiple Oppressions in Counselor Education
Coming Out on the Wave of Feminism, Coming to Age on the Ocean of Multiculturalism
Jewish, Bisexual, Feminist in a Christian Heterosexual World: Oy Vey!
Becoming Visible: A Balance of Challenge and Support
From Naïf to Activist: Personal Reflections of an Ally
We Are All Men and We Need Each Other Too
Blessed Be the Ties That Bind
Sexual Orientation, Shame, and Silence: Reflections on Graduate Training
The Evolution of Responsibility: Developing as an Ally
Through Racism and Homophobia: An Ally's Journey
Being Bisexual in the Counseling Professions: Deconstructing Heterosexism
Crashing Through the "Lavender Ceiling" in the Leadership of the Counseling Professions
Fluidity in the Disclosure and Salience of My Identities
Narrative Perspectives on Special Issues
Untold Stories: Voices From the "Closet" of Counseling Professionals
Race and Sexual Orientation in Multicultural Counseling: Navigating Rough Waters
Deconstructing, Envisioning, and Making Practical Suggestions
Toward a Discourse of Sexual Orientation Equity in the Counseling Professions
Those Who Care, Teach: Toward Sexual Orientation Equity in Academic and Clinical Training
Drawing From the Collective Wisdom of LGB-Affirmative Counseling Professionals: Reflections on Affect, Relationships, and Power
Index
About the Editors
About the Contributors
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ISBN: 9780761929819
ISBN-10: 0761929819
Series: Multicultural Aspects of Counseling and Psychotherapy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.51