College, Career, and Lifestyle Development with Students Who Are LGBQQ: Strategies for School Counselors

Matthew J. Beck, Meredith A. Rausch, Erin M.D. Lane, Susannah M. Wood

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There is a dearth of existing literature pertaining to college, career, and lifestyle development, which can assist school counselors in their work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and questioning (LGBQQ) students in these areas. Using the work adjustment theory and the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Issues in Counseling's Competencies for Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer Questioning, Intersex, and Ally Individuals, school counselors can prepare LGBQQ students for the world of college and/or work by reflecting on workplace satisfaction, advocating for inclusive workplace practices, and exploring values within and obstacles to career and lifestyle success. This article offers a discussion of LGBQQ-inclusive strategies for school counselors, including mindsets, core curriculum planning, responsive services, and student assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-210
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of LGBT Issues in Counseling
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • College and career readiness
  • LGBQQ youth
  • school counseling
  • work adjustment theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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