Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician: The Essential Guide / Edition 1

Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician: The Essential Guide / Edition 1

by Joe Kort
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393704971

ISBN-13: 9780393704976

Pub. Date: 03/28/2008

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

All the answers straight clinicians need to work effectively with gay and lesbian clients.
It has been over three decades since the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality as a category of deviant behavior from the DSM. Same-sex marriage is recognized in certain states, gay-straight alliances are springing up in high schools across the country,

Overview

All the answers straight clinicians need to work effectively with gay and lesbian clients.
It has been over three decades since the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality as a category of deviant behavior from the DSM. Same-sex marriage is recognized in certain states, gay-straight alliances are springing up in high schools across the country, and major religious denominations are embracing gay clergy. Yet despite the sea change of attitudes toward homosexuality, many well-meaning straight therapists are still at a loss as to how to effectively counsel their gay and lesbian clients. This book will offer straight therapists the tools they need to counsel gay and lesbian clients effectively.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393704976
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
390,752
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Psychotherapy for Lesbians and Gays: Setting the Gay Record-Straight!     1
What Is Gay Affirmative Therapy?     18
Growing Up Lesbian or Gay     33
Covert Cultural Sexual Abuse     47
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder From Growing Up Lesbian or Gay     71
Developmental Insults     99
Coming Out     122
Helping Families of Lesbians and Gays     149
Lesbian and Gay Sexuality     171
Working With Today's Lesbian and Gay Couples     198
The New Mixed Marriage: One Lesbian or Gay Spouse and One Straight     226
Gay Affirmative Therapy Principles in Clinical Practice: Establishing a Differential Diagnosis     244
Glossary     265
References     279
Index     287

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