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Deconstructing Heterosexism in the Counseling Professions

Deconstructing Heterosexism in the Counseling Professions
A Narrative Approach

August 2004 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Deconstructing Heterosexism in the Counseling Professions uses the personal narratives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and heterosexual counselling psychologists and counsellor educators in order to deconstruct the heterosexist discourse in the counselling 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 counselling professional.
Paul B. Pedersen
James M. Croteau, Julianne S. Lark, Teresa S. Lance
1. Our Stories Will Be Told: Deconstructing the Heterosexist Discourse in the Counseling Professions
Section 1: Narrative Voices
Eve M. Adams
2. Moving From Random Acts of Inclusion Toward LGB-Affirmative Institutions
Alan D. Berkowitz
3. Coming Out to My Homophobia and Heterosexism: Lessons Learned in the Journey of an Ally
Sharon L. Bowman
4. Over the Rainbow: My Experiences as an Ally
Maria D. Carrubba
5. Invisibility, Alienation, and Misperceptions: The Experience of Being Bisexual
Kin-Ming Chan
6. Transforming Heterosexism: Starting From Myself
Stuart F. Chen-Hayes
7. Challenging Multiple Oppressions in Counselor Education
Louise A. Douce
8. Coming Out on the Wave of Feminism, Coming to Age on the Ocean of Multiculturalism
Sari H. Dworkin
9. Jewish, Bisexual, Feminist in a Christian Heterosexual World: Oy Vey!
Susanna M. Gallor
10. Becoming Visible: A Balance of Challenge and Support
Jane Goodman
11. From Naïf to Activist: Personal Reflections of an Ally
Phillip D. Johnson
12. We Are All Men and We Need Each Other Too
Michael Mobley, Stacey M. Pearson
13. Blessed Be the Ties That Bind
John M. O'Brien
14. Sexual Orientation, Shame, and Silence: Reflections on Graduate Training
Theresa M. O'Halloran
15. The Evolution of Responsibility: Developing as an Ally
Ruperto M. Perez
16. Through Racism and Homophobia: An Ally's Journey
Julia C. Phillips
17. Being Bisexual in the Counseling Professions: Deconstructing Heterosexism
Mark Pope
18. Crashing Through the "Lavender Ceiling" in the Leadership of the Counseling Professions
Jennipher Wiebold
19. Fluidity in the Disclosure and Salience of My Identities
Section II: Narrative Perspectives on Special Issues
Mary A. Fukuyama, Marie L. Miville, Jamie R. Funderburk
20. Untold Stories: Voices From the "Closet" of Counseling Professionals
James M. Croteau, Madonna G. Constantine
21. Race and Sexual Orientation in Multicultural Counseling: Navigating Rough Waters
Section III: Deconstructing, Envisioning, and Making Practical Suggestions
Kathleen J. Bieschke, James M. Croteau, Julianne S. Lark, Beverly J. Vandiver
22. Toward a Discourse of Sexual Orientation Equity in the Counseling Professions
Y. Barry Chung, Catherine J. Brack
23. Those Who Care, Teach: Toward Sexual Orientation Equity in Academic and Clinical Training
Melissa A. Lidderdale, Julianne S. Lark, Joy S. Whitman
24. Drawing From the Collective Wisdom of LGB-Affirmative Counseling Professionals: Reflections on Affect, Relationships, and Power
About the Editors
About the Contributors

James M. Croteau

James M. Croteau is a Professor in the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology at Western Michigan University. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and his practice, scholarship and professional training specialties include lesbian, gay and bisexual issues and issues of race and racism in White Americans. He co-teaches a graduate course on LGB issues in counseling and development. He has organized or edited two special journal issues and published more than 30 journal articles and book chapters. He has served on editorial boards for the Journal of Counseling and Development, the Journal of Vocational... More About Author

Julianne S. Lark

Julianne S. Lark holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University and has ten years of experience as a clinician. She is currently in independent practice and engages in clinical and advocacy work as an out lesbian. She co-teaches a graduate course on LGB issues in counseling and development. She has co-authored 9 journal articles and serves as an Ad Hoc reviewer for The Counseling Psychologist. More About Author

Melissa A. Lidderdale

Melissa A. Lidderdale has a Masters’ Degree in Community Counseling from the University of Akron and is currently a doctoral student at Western Michigan University. Her areas of special interest/experience include counseling LGB clients; intersections of multiple oppressed identities; client perception of counseling outcome; and counselor supervision and education. She has worked in college and/or university counseling centers and has co-taught courses on LGB concerns for counseling and psychology graduate students. Melissa is a Trustee on the Executive Board of the Association for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues in Counseling (a... More About Author

Y. Barry Chung

Y. Barry Chung is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services at Georgia State University. His specialties include: career development and counseling, multicultural issues, and lesbian, gay, and bisexual studies. He has edited one book and published more than 30 journal articles and book chapters. He has served on the editorial boards of The Counseling Psychologist, The Career Development Quarterly, and Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. More About Author

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