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Date of Graduation
Educational Specialist (EdS)
Department of Graduate Psychology
Renee A. Staton
Counselors are ethically obligated to serve LGBTQIA+ clientele and therefore should strive to integrate an affirmative approach to counseling. A counselor may say that they are providing affirming care, however it is important to reflect on what affirming counseling is in application. To better serve LGBTQIA+ clientele, counselors may grow their affirmative counseling approach by being knowledgeable of historical considerations, evidenced-based approaches to implement, clinical recommendations for a counselor to implement, and considerations on advocacy practices and resources.
de Blois, Allison, "Affirmative and integrative counseling for LGBTQIA+ individuals" (2023). Educational Specialist, 2020-current. 54.