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作者 Zeman, Don
書名 Facilitating conversations about sexuality between minority sexuality athletes
國際標準書號 9780494342015
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說明 283 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 68-11, Section: A, page: 4619
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Calgary (Canada), 2007
Minority sexuality (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer---GLBTQ) persons and, specifically, minority sexuality athletes report challenges in accessing mental health care professionals and report dissatisfaction with their professional counselling experiences. The specific issue addressed in this study was 'What practices facilitate conversations about sexuality between GLBTQ or minority sexuality athletes and counsellors or psychologists?'
Eight minority sexuality athletes were invited to discuss sexuality and to later identify, from videotapes of their discussion, passages of dialogue they found helpful to them in talking about sexuality. Drawing from conversation analysis and critical discourse analysis as well as feminist and queer perspectives, discourse analysis was then used to identify facilitative practices in participant-chosen passages from the videotaped research conversations. Themes were organized from passages that participants chose as having been helpful to discuss their sexuality. The facilitating topics and practices identified were (a) recognizing and talking about heterosexism; (b) making sexuality disclosure easier; (c) using understandings, clarifications, reflections, and summaries; (d) creating space for and gaining perspectice and making sense of sexuality; (e) synthesizing and processing aspects of sexuality; (f) identifying helpful and non-helpful aspects of previous counselling experiences; and, (g) feeling comfortable with a conversation partner who was 'real' to the participant when talking about sexuality. The results provide information useful in helping counsellors and counsellor trainers improve attitudes, knowledge, and skills for working with minority sexuality persons
School code: 0026
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 68-11A
主題 Education, Guidance and Counseling
Alt Author University of Calgary (Canada)
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