International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Counselling Queer-Canadians: Understanding the Challenges and Counselling Opportunities
Michelle Spavold

The queer community is often faced with multifaceted presenting problems when seeking out counsellors to help them. This research explores the specific challenges faced by this community, the best training opportunities and characteristics of counsellors that facilitate the best environment to help members of the queer community. The importance of understanding the intersectionality of this population along with how heteronormative values have influenced daily interactions is essential for effective treatment. Additionally, future research is an important component for furthering knowledge; by branching out into different identities within the queer community, a well-rounded understanding with more detailed information can be pursued.

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