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Guidelines and Literature Review for Psychologists Working Therapeutically with Sexual and Gender Minority Clients (2012)

27 November 2016

The purpose of this document is to support applied psychologists in their work with sexual and gender minority clients and to aid in their inclusion in clinical practice.

These guidelines are designed to complement the Division of Clinical Psychology’s Professional Practice Guidelines (BPS, 1995) and to summarise and clarify the current legislation and advances in clinical research relevant to sexual and gender minority clients.

The document also includes an extensive and informative review of the current literature and aims to outline the ethical standards and responsibilities for practitioners working in this area, and to address the key issues which are central to sexual and gender minority work, in order to improve understanding of clients who may have suffered social exclusion and stigmatisation. 

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