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From the Publisher"The text is well written and very readable and readers do not needextensive training or knowledge in the area to gain a great dealfrom this book. Overall, this book can be an invaluable resourcefor both the practicing counselors and students." (CounselingToday)
"This book exemplifies a unique and valuable contribution to thefield of of couples and family therapy for many reasons. To myknowledge, this handbook represents a first attempt at integratingpersonal accounts, clinical practice, theory, and empiricalresearch in addressing the complexities of being gay or lesbian incouples and families. . . . Because it is informative andcomprehensive, I highly recommAnd it to all therapists."
"Lesbians and Gays in Couples and Families is most effective inthe way it unapologetically challenges the myths our societyperpetuates about gays and lesbians, particularly the myth thatplaces sex rather then relatedness at the center of our lives. Thebook challenges these myths with innovative feminist, relationaltheories of families and connections, and with sound research toback up most of their claims. This is a book that should be readnot only by clinicians working with gay and lesbian clients, but byanyone who is worried about the effects of the patriarchy on futuregenerations . . . gay, lesbian, straight, or bisexual."
"This book is a valuable contribution to the growinggay-friAndly literature on clinical work with gay men and lesbiansand demonstrates how understanding gay and lesbian relationshipsadds to our understanding of heterosexual ones."
"Joan Laird and Robert-Jay Green are two of the brightestluminaries in our field....This book should be required reading forall family therapists...for educating ourselves, our trainees, andthe field of family therapy in general."
"Scholarship and clinical wisdom both abound in this timely andimportant volume. Laird and Green's book will set the standard inthis area for a long time to come." (Alan S. Gurman, Ph.D.,coeditor of the Handbook of Family Therapy and professor,University of Wisconsin Medical School)
"No one who works with human beings can afford to be withoutthis compelling and long-awaited book. The authors give us aprofound new understanding of lesbian and gays, and with this, afundamentally new and enriched view of the human condition."(Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., author of The Dance of Anger and The Danceof Intimacy)
"This profoundly moving collection of essays is more than ahandbook for therapists. Everybody concerned about couples,families, mental health, love, support, community, and lives ofdignity and decency will want to read this stirring book. JoanLaird and Robert-Jay Green have given us all a very great gift.?(Blanche Wiesen Cook, Ph.D., author of the acclaimed biography,Eleanor Roosevelt and professor of history and women's studies,City University of New York)
"This exceptionally powerful and important book is a majorcontribution to the helping professions. Despite the fact that Ihave worked all my professional life in multicultural psychology, Igained insights and new knowledge which I hope will make me a moresensitive and competent helping professional when working withlesbians/gays." (Derald Wing Sue, Ph.D., coauthor, Counseling theCulturally Different: Theory and Practice)
"Comprehensive and theoretically grounded... provides clinicallyuseful approaches... A must for therapists working with lesbiansand gay men." (Marshall Forstein, M.D., former president,Association of Gay & Lesbian Psychiatrists; medical director,Mental Health & Addiction Services, Fenway Community HealthCenter)
"Laird and Green have collected an impressive amalgam ofclinical wisdom and empirical data...destroying stereotypes andshining light in dark corners.... A necessary companion to anycouples and family therapist who wishes to have a new perspectiveon any family grouping, irrespective of sexual orientations."(Laura S. Brown, Ph.D., ABPP, author of Subversive Dialogues:Theory in Feminist Therapy; clinical professor of psychology,University of Washington; and psychologist in private practice,Seattle)
"A long overdue book that belongs on every therapist'sbookshelf. In both subtle and obvious ways, we are given directionand guidance for addressing the problems faced by families oflesbians and gays." (Gail A. Rekers, Lesbian Review of Books,Altadena, California)
"[Laird and Green] have edited a remarkable book, ambitious inintent, comprehensive in scope, challenging in concept." (VolkerThomas, Book Review Editor, Journal of Marital and FamilyTherapy)
"Uniformly well-written, thoughtful and clinically useful."
"Joan Laird and Robert-Jay Green have compiled a much-neededcollection of articles on couples and family therapy with gays andlesbians."
"They have edited a remarkable book, ambitious in intent,comprehensive in scope, challenging in concept." (Volker Thomas,Book Reviews Editor, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy)
"Clearly written and timely chapters provide information aboutgay fathers and lesbian mothers, lesbian and gay males in committedcouple relationships as well as in their families oforigin...Lesbians and Gays in Couples and Families helps usconfront our ignorance and biases and increases our knowledge baseat the same time." (Terrance Patterson, EdD, The FamilyPsychologist)
"[This book] shatters many myths that family therapists may holdabout the nature of couple and family relationships...The editorshave done a terrific job of pulling together a large amount oftheory, research, and case examples into a cohesive body of work.This book challenges our assumptions about the nature ofindividuals, couples and families and, in doing so, should helpwake up the mental health profession to the fact that lesbians andgays are family too."
"An excellent compilation of chapters designed to change thissituation [of invisibility], bringing gay and lesbian family issuesmore into the public and professional eye ... In general, Laird andGreen have created an extremely thoughtful and provoking forum formany discussions that surely will be continued in the comingyears." (Jane Ariel, Ph.D., Journal of Feminist Family Therapy)