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These guidelines have been developed in recognition of the importance of guiding and supporting applied psychologists around their work with sexual and gender minority clients to enable their inclusion in clinical practice at a high standard. They also aspire to engender better understanding of clients who may have suffered social exclusion and stigmatisation in order to reduce the possibility of this in the clinical arena.
The document is set out as a series of guidelines statements that are linked to a more detailed evidence-based document with references for personal instruction and reflection by practitioners who wish to use it. The statements have overarching themes so they are not bound to any one model of therapy and represent general affirmative good practice.
Part I: Ethical Standards and Responsibilities for Practitioner Psychologists
Part II: Guideline Statements
Part III: The Literature
The sociopolitical context
Key issues in sexual and gender minorities work
Education, training and professional development
Part IV: References and Appendix