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American Counseling Association

One Counselor's Perspective on HB1840

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Ryan Thomas Neace

Do counselors need to have some sort of specialized code of agreement about the phenomenological nature of sexual orientation or sexual identity or gender identity to support someone through grief and mistreatment?

Major Counseling Organization Protests Tennessee's Anti-LGBT Counseling Law

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics

Taking a strong stance against a new Tennessee law that permits mental health counselors to discriminate against LGBT patients, the American Counselin...

Anti-LGBTQ Legislation in Tennessee: the Wrong Move and the Wrong Message for Mental Health Providers

Webb Haymaker | Posted 04.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Webb Haymaker

As a therapist, I don't believe that counselors who refuse treatment to clients based on sexual orientation and gender identity should be arrested and charged with a crime. I believe these counselors should be disqualified from holding a license as a mental health professional.

Evangelism as Therapy

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Encountering the Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg in the D.C. Council Chambers on June 27 took me back five years to our battles over the District's marriage equality bill. This time it was a hearing on a bill to prohibit conversion therapy for minors.

David Sands

New Bill Says Counseling Students Can Deny Gay Clients | David Sands | Posted 06.15.2012 | Detroit

Julea Ward was dismissed from a counseling program at Eastern Michigan University in 2009 after she refused to counsel a gay student based on her Chri...