Information for professionals

Below is a brief selection of some resources you might find helpful for when you are working with people who are bisexual, or are questioning if they are attracted to more than one.

One of the most important aspects to keep in mind when working with people who might experience attraction to more than one gender is the right to self-identity, or ‘labelling’ their orientation. Our brief guide Bi-Alliance Info for Professionals covers:

  • Terminology and labels
  • Common issues or questions
  • About Bisexual Alliance Victoria
  • Some further readings

You may also like to view a presentation by our current Secretary, Kathi, presented a webinar for the MindOut! project on 11th February 2014. The presentation covers the topics listed above in more depth, and covers other issues including:

  • Myths and misconceptions
  • Physical and mental illness of the population
  • Possible protective factors

You can watch the presentation online (run time approx.: 30 minutes), and the annotated slides are available to download. Further information about the webinar can be found in this post on our news page.

The LGBTI Mental Health Conference in June 2014 – MindOut – prepared two resources on mental health for LGBTI individuals.   A practice wisdom resource – working therapeutically with LGBTI clients has a great section explaining bisexuality that was contributed to by one of our members.  The second resource is Going Upstream – A framework for promoting the mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.

Becoming Visible: Counseling bisexuals across the lifespan is a collection of chapters written by various researchers and professionals. Whilst the book has been published for an American audience, it covers a range of matters that could be useful for Australian-based practitioners.

 

In addition to these resources, you might also like to browse the other pages on this website, including the ‘Support‘ and ‘Events‘ pages.

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