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A systematic review of counselling lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) individuals


Wong, Wing Hoe and Hassan, Siti Aishah (2017) A systematic review of counselling lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) individuals. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 7 (14). pp. 501-521. ISSN 2222-6990


A systematic review of the literature in the area of counselling lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual (LGBT) individuals was carried out with searches in five databases using a single standardized search engine. The review was conducted to understand aspects pertinent to the counselling services provided to the LGBT community as a category of multicultural diversity. The aspects this systematic review researched into are as follows: (1) Insights of the LGBT community, (2) Issues and challenges faced by LGBT individuals, and (3) Effective counselling interventions for LGBT individuals. Results from the literature review indicate that there are four peculiar domains revolving the counselling practice of LGBT individuals: psychological, social, economic, and physical. These domains are interrelated in determining the total wellbeing of an LGBT individual. Therefore, counsellors’ recognition and understanding on these domains in terms of multicultural diversity is imperative in the effort of providing effective counselling services to the LGBT community.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.6007/IJARBSS/v7-i14/3685
Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Notes: Special issue - 4th International Conference on Educational Research and Practice 2017
Keywords: Bisexual counselling; Gay counselling; Lesbian counselling; LGBT counselling; Multicultural counselling; Transgender counselling; Transsexual counselling
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 04:49
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 04:49
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/59219
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