Couple Therapy with Gay Men

Couple Therapy with Gay Men

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by David E. Greenan, Gil Tunnell
     
 


This book illuminates the unique needs of gay male couples in therapy and provides a practical framework for clinical intervention. The authors review the basic principles of structural family therapy and guide therapists in adapting treatment goals and interventions to better serve gay clients. Addressed are the universal issues faced by all couples in therapy,… See more details below

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This book illuminates the unique needs of gay male couples in therapy and provides a practical framework for clinical intervention. The authors review the basic principles of structural family therapy and guide therapists in adapting treatment goals and interventions to better serve gay clients. Addressed are the universal issues faced by all couples in therapy, gay and straight, as well as the particular challenges gay men face in building nurturing, intimate relationships in a homophobic society. Extensive case examples and session transcripts are used to illustrate effective strategies for helping clients affirm the strength of their union, even in the absence of familial and social support; learn to resolve differences constructively; and overcome culturally conditioned barriers to connection and trust.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572308084
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
10/16/2002
Series:
Guilford Family Therapy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 The Marginalization of Gay Male Couples
Chapter 2 Implications for Man-to-Man Closeness from Growing Up Gay Chapter 3 An Overview of Structural Family Therapy
Chapter 4 Joining with Male Couples
Chapter 5 Enactments: Identifying Complementary Roles
Chapter 6 Unbalancing: Discovering New Steps
Chapter 7 A Case Study: Male Couples and Connectedness
Chapter 8 Toward the Future
References
Index

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