Breaking the silence in the counselor education classroom: A training seminar on counseling sexual minority clients

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Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) Individuals encounter internal and external barriers that affect their mental health, and they continue to be underserved by the counseling profession. A counselor training seminar on sexual orientation is presented in this article. The seminar incorporated popular songs, readings, and class discussion to increase awareness of sexual identity development, stereotypes, and counseling interventions for LGB clients. Results of evaluations from the graduate counseling students suggest that the seminar had a positive Impact on knowledge, interest, and attitudes.

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Journal of Counseling and Development

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