Category Archives: Sexual Orientation

Making Decisions about Therapist Self-Disclosure

How does a therapist approach making ethical decisions about self-disclosing in psychotherapy? Continue reading

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Chicago Mental Health Professionals Speak Out Against Homophobia

A group of Chicago mental health professionals made this video to affirm “There is nothing wrong with being gay or lesbian”. Continue reading

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Male Sexual Victimization Myths and Facts

Challenging myths about male survivors of sexual abuse to decrease stigma Continue reading

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200 Men: Standing Together to Lift the Veil of Shame

Male survivors of sexual abuse continue to experience stigma that makes it difficult to seek the help they need. Of course this is true for all abuse survivors! In addition, cultural stereotypes about men and masculinity compound the situation for boys and men. Although it is estimated that as many as 1 in 6 men have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences before age 16, many people still in denial that boys can be sexually abuse. Or they minimize the impact. The show, 200 Men, powerfully dispels both myths. Continue reading

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National Coming Out Day

Whether you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or not, be proud of who you are and your support for LGBT equality this Coming Out Day! Continue reading

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