Discuss how this subpopulation is affected by the interaction with selected topic from column B, while reflecting issues or the impact of heterosexism and marginalization.

The goal of this activity is to stimulate an in-depth exploration of a topic related to counseling with GLBT individuals. While there are no set number of references required there should be enough to represent a thorough review of the literature. Furthermore, the references used should come from scholarly journals. This can be supplemented with interviews or important references from other sources (ex. self-help materials, internet). The paper is to be written according to the guidelines set forth in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition. The paper is to be 6-8 pages of text.
Select a subpopulation from the section A and a topic from section B:
Section A Section B
Lesbian women Race/Ethnicity
Gay men Social Class
Bisexuals individuals Life Span/Age
Transgender individuals Mental Illness/ Substance Abuse
Religion
Employment
Family
• Discuss how this subpopulation is affected by the interaction with selected topic from column B, while reflecting issues or the impact of heterosexism and marginalization.
• Identify and assess the implications associated with identity development, the coming out process, and or internalized heterosexism
• Describe what the application of gay/gender affirmative practice would look like with this subpopulation.
• Identify community resources that would benefit this subpopulation. Describe how you could incorporate the use of these resources as collateral supports in counseling. Review following sites for assistance:
o http://www.lgbt.dc.gov/lgbt/site/default.asp
o http://www.thedccenter.org/
• Incorporate (i.e., critique and synthesize) current research that exemplifies best practices with the subpopulation.
I WOULD LIKE YOU TO WRITE ON BISEXUAL INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILY.

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