Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People, Second Edition / Edition 2

Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Gerald P. Mallon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0789033585

ISBN-13: 9780789033581

Pub. Date: 05/28/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

A new, more comprehensive edition of the classic Social Work text

Although the vast majority of LGBT persons are healthy, resilient, and hardy individuals who do not seek social work intervention, some have been or will be clients in social work agencies. Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People is the

Overview

A new, more comprehensive edition of the classic Social Work text

Although the vast majority of LGBT persons are healthy, resilient, and hardy individuals who do not seek social work intervention, some have been or will be clients in social work agencies. Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People is the updated classic text that has expanded its scope to include new content on practice with bisexual and transgender populations-and incorporated this content throughout. This informative book provides a knowledge base of practice that will better prepare students and practitioners for working sensitively, competently, and effectively with LGBT individuals.

The text now covers content on LGBT populations as articulated by the National Association of
Social Workers (NASW) and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Comprehensive and practical, this unique text discusses the pragmatic aspects of social work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. It will improve and reinforce competent practice with LGBT persons and their families in multiple settings. Chapters focus on important topics such as:

  • the profession's core values and ethical principles
  • identifying, analyzing, and resolving ethically challenging practice problems
  • LGBT persons of color-heterosexism, racism, and sexism
  • applying the life model and the stress-coping process
  • the root of conflicts in allegiances and pressures for unity via homogeneity
  • practice with bisexual, transgender, and gender non-conforming persons
  • sexual conversion therapy
  • traditional psychoanalytic notions of lesbian couples
  • the impact of sexual abuse on lesbian couples
  • internalized homophobia, heterocentrism, and gay identity
  • group work practice with the LGBTQ community
  • clinical assessment for families where sexual orientation is an issue
  • LGBT parenting
  • the role of health care
  • and many more!
Complete with a highly detailed appendix of symbols, definitions, and terms, Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People, is an invaluable resource for social workers and mental health professionals as well as for students and educators at all levels of experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789033581
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

About the Editor
Contributors
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1. Knowledge for Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Persons (Gerald P. Mallon)
An Ecological Approach
Sources of Knowledge
Personal Experience
History and Current Events
The Professional Literature
Research
Theoretical and Conceptual Analyses
Self-Awareness
Knowledge Derived from the Individual Case
Conclusion
Chapter 2. Values and Ethics in Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons (Peg McCartt Hess and Nancy Feldman)
The Profession’s Core Values and Ethical Principles: Application in Practice with Lesbian and Gay Clients
Identifying, Analyzing, and Resolving Ethically Challenging Practice Problems and Dilemmas
Conclusion
Chapter 3. Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgender Persons of Color: Reconciling Divided Selves and Communities (Karina L. Walters and Roy Old Person)
Previous Research on Racial Identity, LGBT Identity, and LGBTOC Identity
Applying the Life Model: The Stress-Coping Process Revisited
Paradigm of the Stress Process
Heterosexism, Racism, and Sexism: Creating Conflicts in Allegiances
The Root of Conflicts in Allegiances: Pressures for Unity via Homogeneity
Conclusion
Chapter 4. Social Work Practice with Bisexual Clients (Geordana Weber and Kathy T. Heffern)
Definition of Bisexuality
Why Bisexuality Matters to Social Workers
Myths and Truths About Bisexual People
Clinical Issues That Arise for Bisexual Clients
Implications for Social Work Practice
Chapter 5. Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Persons (Carrie Davis)
A Common Language
Development
Transgender-Space
Institutionally Established Barriers to Care
Personally Established Barriers
Intervention
Chapter 6. Social Work Practice with Lesbian Individuals (S.J. Dodd and Laura Booker)
Who Are Lesbians?
Heterocentrism and Homophobia
Therapeutic Relationship
Identity Development and Coming Out
Mental Health
Substance Abuse
Trauma
Health
Lesbians and Their Families of Origin
Lesbian Mothers
Special Populations
Agency Environment—The Metaphorical “Welcome Mat”
Conclusion
Chapter 7. Social Work Practice with Gay Individuals (Michael Shernoff)
Introduction
Definition
Heterosexually Married Homosexually Active Men
Ethnic and Cultural Diversity
Rural Gay Men
Assessment
Sexual Conversion Therapy
Mental Health Issues
Depression and Development Issues
Developmental Dysynchronicity
Developmentally Disabled Gay Men
Chronically Mentally Ill Gay Men
Substance Abuse
The Internet
Domestic Violence
Antigay Violence
Aging
Death and Dying
AIDS
Summary
Appendix
Chapter 8. Social Work Practice with Lesbian Couples (Laura Booker and Sarah-Jane Dodd)
Traditional Psychoanalytic Notions of Lesbian Couples
Feminist Psychology: Debunking Traditional Psychoanalytic Notions of Lesbian Couples
Triangulation As a Symptom of Fusion
Development of the Relationship: What Is a Healthy Lesbian Relationship?
Identity Development and Partnership
After the U-Haul: Lesbian Bed Death!
Co-Mothering
Impact of Sexual Abuse on Lesbian Couples
Domestic Violence in Lesbian Couples
Conclusion
Chapter 9. Social Work Practice with Gay Couples (L. Donald McVinney)
Internalized Homophobia, Heterocentrism, and Gay Identity
Coupling Dynamics
Male Gender Role Socialization
Joining
Assessing Presenting Concerns
Interventions
Case Illustration
Implications for Social Work Practice
Conclusion
Chapter 10. Group Work Practice with LGBTQ Persons (Mitchell Rosenwald)
Perspectives on Group Work with LGBTQ
Potential Issues to Explore in Group Work
Diversity Considerations
Mutual Aid and Group Work with the LGBTQ Population
Vignettes
Conclusion
Chapter 11. Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons Within Families (Gerald P. Mallon)
Demographic Profile
Psychosocial Risks/Psychosocial Needs of LGBT Persons
Clinical Assessment for Families Where Sexual Orientation Is an Issue
The Coming Out Process Within a Family
Managing Disclosure to Others
When a Child Comes Out Within the Family System
When a Parent Comes Out Within the Family System
Treatment Considerations with Families Where Sexual or Gender Orientation Is the Issue
Helping Families Learn
Conclusion
Chapter 12. Social Work Practice with LGBT Parents (Gerald P. Mallon)
Research on LGBT Parenting
Research Limitations
Fears About Lesbian and Gay Parents
Quality of Family Relations
Becoming a Parent: Making Decisions
Issues for LGBT Persons When Considering Parenting
Continuing to Parent After Coming Out As an LGBT Person
Adoption and Fostering
Other Issues for LGBT Parents
When Parents Separate
Growing Up with Gay Parents
Conclusion
Chapter 13. Community Practice with LGBT Persons (Eleanor C. Nealy)
LGBT Context
What Is LGBT Community Practice?
LGBT Community Center Movement
What Is Needed Moving Forward
Implications for Social Work Practice
Chapter 14. LGBT Communities and Health Care (Brian J. Flynn)
Testimonials
Barriers to Access
What Do Social Workers Need to Know?
Web Resources and References
Chapter 15. Social Work Practice with LGBT Persons Within Organizations (George A. Appleby and Edgar Colon)
Code of Ethics
Organizational and Political Realities
Contemporary Practice
Strategies for an Inclusive Workplace
Coming Out at the Workplace
Self-Advocacy Revisited
Appendix. Key Definitions and Terms
Symbols and Sites
Index
Reference Notes Included

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