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Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The mission of ALGBTIC includes the recognition of both individual and social contexts representing the confluence of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability, age, spiritual or religious belief system, indigenous heritage in order:

  • to promote greater awareness and understanding of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) issues among members of the counseling profession and related helping occupations.
  • to improve standards and delivery of counseling services provided to GLBT clients and communities.
  • to identify conditions which create barriers to the human growth and development of GLBT clients and communities; and use counseling skills, programs, and efforts to preserve, protect, and promote such development.
  • to develop, implement, and foster interest in counseling-related charitable, scientific, and educational programs designed to further the human growth and development of GLBT clients and communities.
  • to secure equality of treatment, advancement, qualifications, and status of GLBT members of the counseling profession and related helping occupations.
  • to publish a journal and other scientific, educational, and professional materials with the purpose of raising the standards of practice for all who work with GLBT clients and communities in the counseling profession and related helping occupations.

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