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.
|Advisor:||Koehn, Allen D.|
|School:||Pacifica Graduate Institute|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||GLBT Studies, Counseling Psychology, Clinical psychology|
|Keywords:||Bullying, Scapegoating, Suicidality, Suicide|
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