Understanding the Fluidity of Gender Identity and Sexual Identity Formation
Counselors must have innovative knowledge and approaches regarding the multidimensional aspects of sexuality and gender identity. This session provides an overview of the five dimensions continuum model of biology, gender identity, gender expression, sexual/affectional orientation and sexual behavior. A case study is provided as an example of using the model with clients. The presentation will focus on the application of this multilayered approach in conceptualizing clients who identify as a sexual minority.
Novotny, Bethany A.. 2018. Understanding the Fluidity of Gender Identity and Sexual Identity Formation. Education Session Descriptions. American Counseling Association Conference, Atlanta, GA. https://www.counseling.org/docs/default-source/2018-conference/conference-program-guide-2018.pdf?sfvrsn=294b522c_2