School Counselors and LGBTQ Youth: A Nationwide Survey of School Counselor Educational Needs and Experiences
Strong evidence exists that LGBTQ students are underserved and at high risk in schools. Only by increasing the knowledge, skills, and awareness of school counselors will they be able to act systematically and effectively address the needs of LGBTQ youth within the complex school environment. In order to design programs for school counselors that reflect their unique roles, it is necessary to learn more about their experiences in working with LGBTQ youth, ideas regarding training needs, as well as motivation and type of training that would be helpful. The goal of the presenters is to share the results of a nationwide study exploring the experiences and identified training needs of Professional School Counselors in working with LGBTQ youth.
Scarborough, Janna L.; Goodrich, Kristopher M.; and Luke, Melissa. 2013. School Counselors and LGBTQ Youth: A Nationwide Survey of School Counselor Educational Needs and Experiences. Poster Presentation. American Counseling Association Conference, Cincinnati, OH. https://www.counseling.org/docs/conference/2013-conference-expo-program-guide.pdf?sfvrsn=4