Saturday, April 2, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #643, Room 210A, Table 3
What’s in a Name: How We Label Our Sexual Orientation, and the Difference That It Makes
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Stacy A. Pinto
Sexual orientation self-identification (SOSI) is a complex process. The labels that individuals use to identify their sexual orientation do not consistently represent the intended construct. Assigning a label to one’s sexual orientation can impact their movement through the world, influencing various aspects of their expression. This roundtable explores how SOSI is shaped, how it impacts lives, and how counselors can use this information to better serve sexual minority and non-sexual minority individuals alike.