Best Practices for Professional School Counselors Working with LGBTQ Youth

Kristopher M. Goodrich, Amney J. Harper, Melissa Luke, Anneliese A. Singh

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Abstract

This article provides an overview of best practices for professional school counselors working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) youth. The authors provide a rationale for this work and introduce ethical and legal issues that further support this work. Authors then introduce potential points of professional school counselor collaboration across a comprehensive, developmental model of school counseling. The article concludes with a review of systemic change strategies that can facilitate a school culture that supports the unique needs of all youth, specifically LGBTQ youth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-322
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of LGBT Issues in Counseling
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

Keywords

  • ASCA National Model
  • LGBTQ youth
  • professional school counselor
  • safe schools

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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