Beverlee McIntosh of Social Work Aging and Gerontology (SWAG) shared an article suggested by a colleague.
…may be of use to some of you who have a more general practice and who will be involved with refugee settlement. One of the authors, Mego Nerses, has a private practice is Ottawa and also works at Centretown Community Health Centre with LGBTQ+ refugees.
Group therapy with international LGBTQ: clients at the intersection of multiple minority status by Mego Nerses, Peggy J. Kleinplatz & Charles Moser
Members of sexual/gender minority groups, who are also immigrants and refugees face multiple problems in adapting to their new cultures. Often their sexual interests or gender expression was stigmatised, pathologised, criminalised and persecuted in their home cultures/countries. In this article, we discuss the special problems with acculturation to their new cultures faced by such individuals in a North American milieu. They are at the intersection of multiple minority identities (i.e. ethnic, racial, religious, immigrant, refugee). We provide a model of group therapy for international LGBTQ+ clients who have been persecuted for their sexual/gender minority expressions. Clinical, professional and ethical considerations are explored for dealing with international sexual/gender minority clients in therapy. The conclusion includes recommendations for professional development and for broadening the sphere of knowledge and training in the field. Keywords: Immigrant; refugee; sexual minority; acculturation; group therapy.
Here is link to article: http://media.wix.com/ugd/6af4af_ffe0f062ba314d50a9c47131d913b43f.pdf Psychology of Sexualities Review, Vol. 6, No. 1, Winter 2015 99 © The British Psychological Society