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Counseling Sexual and Gender Minorities Paperback – January 7, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0131710511 ISBN-10: 0131710516 Edition: 1st
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Lynne Carroll


This text is a practical, accessible, and comprehensive resource on counseling sexual and gender minorities.  It offers readers broad and inclusive coverage of current theory, research, and counseling applications for use with sexual and gender minority clients.  With an emphasis on applying theory to practice, the book contains experimental learning activities, practical resources, current strategies, and interdisciplinary insights, making this text a vital resource for students seeking complete training in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered counseling issues.



  • Coverage of sexual as well as gender minorities helps students learn to counsel clients who are not only gay, lesbian, or bisexual, but also transgendered or transsexual.
  • Coverage of advocacy and social justice empowers readers with specific strategies to participate in social advocacy for marginalized minorities.
  • Case studies located throughout the book allow students to understand practical applications of theory through real-life examples.
  • An array of creative learning activities, including film assignments with corresponding discussion questions, self-reflection exercises, and role-playing activities, promote self-reflection and critical thinking about issues that are the source of continued debate and controversy in the helping professions.




“This text will transform the education of students who work with GLBT issues by prioritizing the T as well as the GLB.  This is a volume rich with the latest research and clearly articulated approaches to working with LGBT clients.  In addition, this text is inclusive of all types of helping professions, including counseling, social work, and psychology… It presents current controversies in an unbiased fashion, opening up the way for students to reflect, discuss, and determine for themselves where they fall with debates.”

--Sharon Horne, University of Memphis


“The inclusion of both sexual and gender minorities makes this text really stand out, as well as its attention to diverse subpopulations including youth, couples, and families.”

--Julie Ancis, Georgia State University


“The activities are excellent–the self-reflection activities, case studies, and the library, media, and Internet resources.  These are used in an excellent manner to allow the reader to apply the material.  Individuals using this text would be able to incorporate these activities into their classroom lessons, workshop presentations, and group/individual counseling situations.”

--Tony Cawton, Clemson University

About the Author

Lynne Carroll is the graduate director and a professor of counseling psychology at the University of North Florida. She has been a counselor educator and program director of mental health counseling for several years and has practiced as a psychologist and counselor in private practice, community and university settings.  She is author of numerous articles and book chapters on sexual and gender minority issues.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 1 edition (January 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0131710516
  • ISBN-13: 978-0131710511
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.7 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,843,399 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jamie on January 26, 2009
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book, one that will be valuable for many programs including psychology, counselling, social work, public health. However, it will also be a valuable resource for non-academic settings.

The author's careful consideration of learning exercises for students enhances each chapter's content. Of particular importance is the emphasis on the transgender community which is a group often overlooked.

I strongly endorse this book.
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