Female Student Perspectives on Training in Lesbian and Gay Issues

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study examined female counseling psychology doctoral students’ perceptions of the type and extent of training they had received concerning lesbian and gay people. Participants, 213 female students from at least 31 counseling psychology programs, completed a 33-item survey designed to examine their perceptions of the frequency and manner in which lesbian and gay issues were addressed in their training. Results of the analyses indicated that female students receive little exposure to lesbian- or gay-related issues or to lesbian or gay clients and thus are not trained to work with these clients. Further results and implications are presented and discussed. © 1989, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Buhrke, RA

Published Date

  • January 1, 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 629 - 636

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-3861

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0011-0000

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0011000089174006

Citation Source

  • Scopus