This Ain’t That: A Gender Revolution (Revelation)
Counselors, supervisors, counselor educators, and students who promote social justice simultaneously promote sexuality and sexual wellness for all people. Goodman (2013) defines social justice as creating a community with an equitable distribution of resources and opportunities, in socially just environments, all people are safe, can meet their needs and fulfill their potential. Moreover, when BIPOC individuals experience social justice, they experience being seen, respected, and having feelings of freedom.
This presentation will demonstrate opportunities for socially responsible practices in the counseling setting. Essentially, it will provide insight into the unique factors of the multiple professional roles and functions of counselors working with sexual minoritized, sexuality related issues with an African American non-binary person. The presenter will provide a case study utilizing their personal story of identity synthesis. The narrative shared will demonstrate the impact of racialized and sexualized bias on an African American client. The real-life scenarios shared will allow participants to gain awareness of and exercise critical thinking about the reality of counseling BIPOC individuals living in the intersections of other various minoritized positions (e.g. age, gender, socioeconomic status). In addition, consider appropriate assessment and/or intervention strategies that are critical to sexual wellness for BIPOC clients.