Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Negative Attitudes as Scapegoating and the Effects on LGBT Individuals
by Gonzalez, Cynthia E., M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2016, 55; 10076221
Abstract (Summary)

Using hermeneutics research methodology, this thesis explores the impact of negative attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals and the importance of a positive support system to help decrease self-harm and suicidality rates among the LGBT community. This thesis investigates the negative effects long-standing rejection, discrimination, oppression, and scapegoating of the LGBT community throughout history have had. This will provide a greater understanding of how rejection and scapegoating negatively affect the LGBT community and the individuals who comprise it. This thesis also suggests ways for family, friends, and society to become a positive support system for an LGBT individual and looks at possible interventions marriage and family therapists can apply to their clients who identify as LGBT.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Koehn, Allen D.
Commitee:
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Department: Counseling Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: GLBT Studies, Counseling Psychology, Clinical psychology
Keywords: Bullying, Scapegoating, Suicidality, Suicide
Publication Number: 10076221
ISBN: 978-1-339-58535-2
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