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dc.contributor.authorKleinfelder, Angie
dc.description.abstractThe experiences of individuals who deviate from heteronormative identity and roles in society are often neglected and/or overlooked, which merely compounds the oppression that sexual minority individuals very frequently experience. My research is a qualitative, autoethnographic study and interwoven analyses, which will aim to reflect upon aspects of myself and my experiences that have long been suppressed, and have, as a result prevented my full understanding of my ethics. I will further consider the question of how persons’ experiences can influence their identity development and why it is important to explore these experiences through inner work. The writing will also incorporate information regarding gender roles, heteronormative assumptions, the culture of athletics, and relationship dynamics with respect to the impact they may have on the overall mental health and level of internalized homophobia, shame and grief of sexual minority individuals in today's society. Finally, I will examine how a better understanding of a sexual minority experience may help counsellors facilitate a therapeutic alliance and build a safe space for their clients.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
dc.subjectSexual minorityen_US
dc.subjectInner worken_US
dc.subjectPersonal identityen_US
dc.subjectMental healthen_US
dc.subjectCounseling of sexual minority individualsen_US
dc.subject.lcshBisexuals--Counseling ofen_US
dc.subject.lcshGays--Counseling ofen_US
dc.subject.lcshSexual minorities--Psychology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSexual minorities--Counseling ofen_US
dc.subject.lcshGender identityen_US
dc.titleSituating Myself as a Counsellor: The Influences of Intimate Experience and Inner Work on Process Ethicsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US University of Seattleen_US of Artsen_US
cityu.schoolDivision of Arts and Sciencesen_US
cityu.siteVancouver, BCen_US

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