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PSY 5930KCT. Lgbt History and Mythology. 3 Units.

This class is based on the idea that for LGBT*clients to develop self-esteem, personal*empowerment, self-efficacy, and social*consciousness, they will be best served by*clinicians who can share with them their LGBT*history. This class explores the clinical*importance of understanding and being able to*impart to LGBT clients a reclaiming of LGBT*history, rooted in essentialist ideals that LGBT*people have an inborn, archetypal, erotic,*romantic, relational, psychological, even soulful*connection to LGBT ways of being in the world.*This course posits a clinically relevant*hypothesis that same-sex eros, gender variance,*and transgender identities, have always existed*and must be studied through a lineage of*interconnectedness and consciousness building.