Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 05 April 2020

Abstract and Keywords

When counselors can appreciate the unique life circumstances that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients bring to the group experience and have the skills to lead the group through its many transitions, growth can occur for every individual involved. Understanding the concepts of oppression, minority stress, and cohort and developmental differences provides a context for effective and ethical group facilitation. This chapter briefly reviews the existing literature related to sexual minority group members as well as examines relevant guidelines, principles, competencies, and ethical codes of several professional associations. Other concepts discussed include group composition, leader sexual orientation, group management, sexual minority members and group dynamics.

Keywords: Group counseling, group psychotherapy, sexual minorities, group ethics, oppression

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.