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This timely and powerful book seeks to fill the training gap in working with LGBTQQI clients and their families. Thirty-two captivating case studies examine contemporary issues affecting these populations to assist students, practicing counselors, and other mental health professionals in assessment, treatment planning, and implementation. The emphasis is on what is said and done in actual counseling sessions, including diagnosis; interventions used, treatment goals, and outcomes; transference and countertransference issues; other multicultural considerations; and recommendations for further counseling or training.
Experts in the field address a wide range of issues across the topical areas of individual development, relationship concerns, contextual matters, and wellness. The cases presented include coming out; counseling intersex, bisexual, and transsexual clients; partner and marriage counseling; parenting issues; aging; working with rural clients and African American, Native American, Latino/a, Asian, and multiracial individuals; sexual minority youth; HIV; sexual and drug addictions; people with disabilities; binational couples; work and career; domestic violence; spirituality and religion; sexual issues; and women's health.