Model of group therapy for international LGBTQ+ clients who have been persecuted for their sexual/gender minority expressions, can help with settlement

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

and http://www.megonerses.com

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One comment

  1. Bill Dare

    Webinaire : La santé mentale des réfugiés de la Syrie : Culture, contexte et conseils pour les interventions psychosociales et en santé mentale https://fr.surveymonkey.com/r/ghayda

    20 janvier 2016, 12h00 – 13h00 EST

    Présentatrice: Dre Ghayda Hassan, professeure de psychologie, UQAM; chercheure et clinicienne, Équipe d’intervention et de recherche interculturelle (ERIT)

    La Dre Ghayda Hassan, auteure principale du rapport commandé par l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés : « Culture, contexte et la santé mentale et bien-être psychosocial des Syriens affectés par le conflit armé » (rapport disponible en anglais),http://www.unhcr.org/55f6b90f9.pdf donnera un aperçu des points clés de ce rapport, y inclus les nuances culturelles et contextuelles à tenir en compte en travaillant avec les réfugiés de la Syrie et des conseils pour les interventions psychosociales et en santé mentale auprès des réfugiés syriens. Une présentation de 30 minutes sera suivie par une période de questions.

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