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Handbook of Affirmative Psychotherapy with Lesbians and Gay Men / Edition 1
     

Handbook of Affirmative Psychotherapy with Lesbians and Gay Men / Edition 1

by Kathleen Y. Ritter, Anthony I. Terndrup, Anthony I. Terndrup
 

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ISBN-10: 1572307145

ISBN-13: 9781572307148

Pub. Date: 01/16/2002

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Grounded in current research, this comprehensive volume lays the found ations for effective, affirmative therapeutic practice with lesbian, g ay, and bisexual clients. Timely, clinically relevant information is p rovided to help clinicians understand and address the unique concerns these clients bring to the therapeutic setting. Coverage includes the sociocu tural

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Grounded in current research, this comprehensive volume lays the found ations for effective, affirmative therapeutic practice with lesbian, g ay, and bisexual clients. Timely, clinically relevant information is p rovided to help clinicians understand and address the unique concerns these clients bring to the therapeutic setting. Coverage includes the sociocu tural factors that influence lesbian and gay mental health; th e process of lesbian, gay, and bisexual identity formation; and lifesp an developmental tasks and transitions from adolescence to later life. Also addressed are family of origin issues; couple problems, includin g sex therapy with same-sex partners; vocational and workplace issues; health and medical concerns; meeting the needs of same-sex parents an d their children; religious and spiritual concerns; and cultural diver sity issues. The extensive resource section lists a broad array of pub lications, advocacy groups, and Web-based resources for both professio nals and consumers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572307148
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
01/16/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
493
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
I. Social, Developmental, and Political Foundations
1. Heterosexism: A Fundamental Reality
2. Concepts of Sexual Orientation
3. Sexual Orientations: Origins and Influences
4. Sexual Orientation and the Law
II. Identity Formation and Psychological Development
5. Theories of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Identity Formation
6. Issues for Sexual Minority Adolescents
7. Midlife and Later-Life Issues for Sexual Minority Adults
III. Affirmative Practice
8. Psychodiagnostic Considerations
9. Psychotherapeutic Applications for Identity Formation
10. Sexual Minorities within Other Minority Populations
11. Career Choice and Development with Sexual Minority Clients
12. Health and Medical Concerns
13. Religious Concerns and Spiritual Development
IV. Working with Couples and Families
14. Families of Origin and Coming-Out Issues
15. Understanding Same-Sex Couples
16. Sex Therapy with Gay and Lesbian Couples
17. Families with a Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Parent
Resources
References
Index

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