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Reconciling Spiritual Values Conflicts for Counselors and Lesbian and Gay Clients


concerning this article should be addressed to Kathleen M. Fallon, Department of Counselor Education, The College at Brockport, State University of New York at Brockport, 350 New Campus Drive, Brockport, NY 14420 (e-mail:


Counselors and lesbian and gay clients experience parallel values conflicts between religious beliefs/spirituality and sexual orientation. This article uses critical thinking to assist counselors to integrate religious/spiritual beliefs with professional ethical codes. Clients are assisted to integrate religious/spiritual beliefs with sexual orientation.