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-What are some of the themes that come up when working with gay, lesbian, and bisexual people?

-If you were going to interview a gay, lesbian, or bisexual client using some of the sexual history interview questions (see attached), what would you need to learn more about in order to know what follow-up questions to ask?

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(1) What are some of the themes that come up when working with gay, lesbian, and bisexual people?

Recent research suggests that determinants of sexual orientation are due to many influences, and no single factor can be attributed to whether a person will have heterosexuality, homosexuality, or bisexuality tendencies (e.g. Greene & Britton, 2013). However, the most themes that may come up when working with gay lesbian and bisexual area; (a) identity theme, (b) self-acceptance, and /or (c) coming out. . Self-identity usually refers to one's self as an ascribed identity. For instance, self-identity associated with gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered (LGBT) persons are related to their sexual preference as LGBT persons.

Self-acceptance is often tied to self-esteem emanating from the struggle to accept an identity that has been opposed and rejected by society. Self-esteem defined as "global self-appraisal of one's personal worth and competence (Mark, 2006 as cited in Greene & Britton, 2013). According to Greene and Britton, there is evidence that reveals the positive relationship between happiness and self-esteem and the negative relationship between "negative association ...

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This solution discusses the themes a Homosexual client may bring to a counseling session.

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