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Affirmative Psychotherapy and Counseling for Lesbians and Gay Men offers a broad base of research, practice, and advocacy information about the special counseling needs of gays and lesbians. Authors Jeffrey N. Chernin and Melissa R. Johnson discuss universal themes as they apply to lesbian and gay clients, as well as issues unique to lesbians and gay men, including the treatment of same-sex couples and families, ethnic minority issues, and living with HIV/AIDS. They present sensible information on how to provide a safe therapeutic environment and how to interpret and apply psychological assessments.
|Pt. I||Lesbian and Gay Life: Definitions, Coming Out, and Identity Development||1|
|1||Terminology and Identity Development||3|
|2||Youth, Elderly, Ethnic Minority, and Lesbian/Gay Subcultures||22|
|Pt. II||Affirmative Psychotherapy and Counseling in Individual, Couple, and Group Modalities||61|
|3||Creating the Foundation for Affirmative Psychotherapy: Environment, Language, Assessment Instruments, and Training and Education||63|
|4||Affirmative Individual Psychotherapy: Themes and Issues||77|
|5||Treatment Issues for Couples and Families||115|
|6||Group Psychotherapy and Support Groups for Lesbians and Gay Men||150|
|7||Ethical and Legal Considerations for Affirmative Psychotherapy||172|
|App||Resources for Lesbian and Gay Male Clients||197|
|About the Authors||233|
Posted May 1, 2003
Not many books on counseling cover the unique issues that gays/lesbians bring to therapy. Here is one that focuses on the topic and does so in clear, concise ways. It also has many helpful case studies to illustrate the topics, an incredible list of resources (Internet, books, etc.), and some practical tips and ideas when counseling gay/lesbian clients.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.