Guidelines for Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients

Guidelines for Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients

This document is intended to assist psychologists in seeking and utilizing appropriate education and training in their treatment of lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients.

Author: Division 44/Committee on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Concerns Joint Task Force Source: American Psychological Association Origin Country: United States Publish Date: 2000 Publication City: Washington, DC Languages: .Resource Type: , .Resource Topics: , , , .Target Audiences: . Last Modified: 2017-11-23

This document is intended to assist psychologists in seeking and utilizing appropriate education and training in their treatment of lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients.

The specific goals of these guidelines are to provide practitioners with (1) a frame of reference for the treatment of lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients, and (2) basic information and further references in the areas of assessment, intervention, identity, relationships, and the education and training of psychologists. These guidelines build on the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (APA, 1992), other policies of the APA, and policies of other mental health organizations.