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Increasing Multicultural Competency for Mental Health Professionals Counseling Clients Who Identify as LGBTQ+: A Clinical Guide
What is this guide?
This guide is not meant to be, and could never be, the most comprehensive guide on topics relating to persons who identify as LGBTQ+. The intent of this guide was to provide additional resources for the reader to delve into, if they want more information on specific topics.

Why was it developed?
The majority of mental health professionals lack cultural competency when counseling persons who identify as LGBTQ+, especially persons who identify as transgender. Information on unique needs and typical concerns of persons who identify as LGBTQ+, as well as recommendations for practice and connecting with the community are included in this guide.

Updates
The author has great aspirations to continually update the manual as more information becomes available. The worlds of LGBTQ+ topics and counseling guidelines are continually changing! If you have suggestions of how to better this guide, please contact the author.
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