Pink Therapy: A Guide for Counselors and Therapists Working with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients / Edition 1

Pink Therapy: A Guide for Counselors and Therapists Working with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients / Edition 1

by Dominic Davies
     
 

ISBN-10: 0335191452

ISBN-13: 9780335191451

Pub. Date: 07/01/1996

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

A comprehensive British volume on lesbian and gay affirmative psychotherapy has been a while coming. Pink Therapy, however, has arrived, amply fills this gap, and is well worth the wait. The literature reviews are masterful for scholars, and the book offers a comprehensive, thoughtful approach for clinicians. A deft editorial hand is evident in the unusual…  See more details below

Overview

A comprehensive British volume on lesbian and gay affirmative psychotherapy has been a while coming. Pink Therapy, however, has arrived, amply fills this gap, and is well worth the wait. The literature reviews are masterful for scholars, and the book offers a comprehensive, thoughtful approach for clinicians. A deft editorial hand is evident in the unusual consistency across chapters, the uniformly crisp, helpful chapter summaries, and the practical appendices, generous resources lists and well organized bibliographies.

I particularly like the contributors subtle appreciation of theoretical nuance, genuine open-mindedness to diversity of ideas, and willingness to synthesize in a pragmatic and client-oriented manner.

John C. Gonsiorek, PhD., Minneapolis, MN USA; Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; Past President, Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian and Gay Issues (Division 44 of the American Psychological Association).

Pink Therapy is the first British guide for counsellors and therapists working with people who are lesbian, gay or bisexual. It provides a much needed overview of lesbian, gay and bisexual psychology, and examines some of the differences between lesbians, gays and bisexuals, and heterosexuals. Pink Therapy proposes a model of gay affirmative therapy, which challenges the prevailing pathologizing models. It will help to provide answers to pressing questions such as:

*what is different about lesbian, gay and bisexual psychologies?

*how can I improve my work with lesbian, gay and bisexual clients?

*what are the key clinical issues that this work raises?

Thecontributors draw on their wide range of practical experience to provide - in an accessible style - information about the contemporary experience of living as a lesbian, gay or bisexual person, and to explore some of the common difficulties.

Pink Therapy will be important reading for students and practitioners of counselling and psychotherapy, and will also be of value to anyone involved in helping people with a lesbian, gay or bisexual orientation.

The Editor

Dominic Davies has a wide experience of 'people work' in the statutory and voluntary sectors. He has worked in Residential Social Work; University Counselling; and HIV/AIDS and Sexuality Training. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Counselling at Nottingham Trent University. He holds a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy, is a BAC Accredited Counsellor and a member of the Steering Group for the Association for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Psychologies.

Charles Neal is a therapist, trainer, educator and gay father with 25 years' experience working towards empowerment with people of all ages at points of change. He specialises in gay affirmative therapy and working with artists and performers and is founding chair of the Association for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Psychologies in the UK. A graduate of Spectrum's humanistic training, he has a lifelong involvement in analytic, integrative and humanistic therapies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335191451
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
07/01/1996
Series:
Pink Therapy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1An historical overview of homosexuality and therapy11
2Towards a model of gay affirmative therapy24
3Homophobia and heterosexism41
4Working with people coming out66
5Working with single people89
6Working with people in relationships101
7Lesbian and gay parenting issues116
8Working with young people131
9Working with older lesbians149
10Working with older gay men159
11Alcohol and substance misuse170
12Partner abuse188
13Religious and spirituality conflicts199
Appendix 1 Resources209
Appendix 2 Community resources213
Appendix 3 Books for clients and counsellors217
References222
Index235

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