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From the PublisherDoris Brothers, Ph.D. co-founder of The Training and Research Institute for Self Psychology and author of Falling Backwards: An Exploration of Trust and Self-Experience I could almost hear the creaking and groaning of tired, rigid, outdated psychoanalytic concepts as I read chapter after sparkling chapter of this remarkable collection. Representing a wide variety of theoretical perspectives, the outstanding authors, many writing with touching openness about themselves and their work, address far more than psychoanalytic approaches to lesbian experience. They compel the reader to reconsider assumptions about such fundamental matters as the nature of gender and sexuality, the therapeutic relationship, and the concept of psychopathology.
Suzanne Slater Author of The Lesbian Family Life Cycle Following their compelling indictment of psychoanalytic theory's homophobic perspective on lesbianism, these authors offer us knowledgeable and rich alternative visions. In the process, they radically shift the frame through which we can understand lesbian experience and chart present and future directions for further inquiry. With these intelligent, brave, and forward-thinking theorists speaking out, the future of lesbian psychology is in good hands, indeed.