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Becoming Visible: Counseling Bisexuals Across the Lifespan

Becoming Visible: Counseling Bisexuals Across the Lifespan

by Beth Firestein, Beverly Greene


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ISBN-13: 9780231137249
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 05/15/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 472
Sales rank: 290,994
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Beth A. Firestein, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Loveland, Colorado. Her practice specialties include sexual orientation, gender identity, women's issues, and EMDR for trauma. Dr. Firestein's first book, Bisexuality: The Psychology and Politics of an Invisible Minority, won a Distinguished Publication Award from Division 35 of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Women in Psychology.

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Beverly Greene
Preface: Embracing the Revolution
Introduction: Becoming Visible
I. Critical Issues in Counseling Bisexual Clients
1. The Construction and Reconstruction of Bisexuality: Inventing and Reinventing the Self, by Paula C. Rodríguez Rust
2. A Review of Mental Health Research on Bisexual Individuals When Compared to Homosexual and Heterosexual Individuals, by Brian Dodge and Theo G. M. Sandfort
3. Bisexual Women's and Men's Experiences of Psychotherapy, by Emily Page
4. What's in a Name? Why Women Embrace or Resist Bisexual Identity, by Robyn Ochs
II. Counseling Bisexual Women and Men Across the Lifespan
5. Developmental and Spiritual Issues of Young People and Bisexuals of the Next Generation, by Luke Entrup and Beth A. Firestein
6. Counseling the Bisexual Married Man, by Greg Carlsson
7. Cultural and Relational Contexts of Bisexual Women: Implications for Therapy, by Beth A. Firestein
8. Bisexuality and Broken Relationships: Working with Intimate Partner Violence, by Sharon G. Horne and Shana V. Hamilton
9. Bisexual Inclusion in Addressing Issues of GLBT Aging: Therapy with Older Bisexual Women and Men, by Bobbi Keppel and Beth A. Firestein
10. Disability and Bisexuality: Confronting Ableism at the Intersection of Gender and Queer Desire, by Stacey L. Coffman
III. Counseling Ethnic Minority and Gender-Variant Bisexual Clients
11. Addressing Social Invalidation to Promote Well-Being for Multiracial Bisexuals of African Descent, by Raymond L. Scott
12. Counseling at the Intersection of Identities: Asian/Pacific American Bisexuals, by James Fuji Collins
13. Counseling Bisexual Latinos: A Minority Within a Minority, by Luigi Ferrer and L. Angelo Jürgen Gómez
14. Transgender Identities and Bisexual Expression: Implications for Counselors, by Dallas Denny
IV. Identity and Lifestyle Diversity Among Bisexual Women and Men
15. Queer Identities and Bisexual Identities: What's the Difference?, by Evalie Horner
16. Gender Expression in Bisexual Women: Therapeutic Issues and Considerations, by Heidi M. Levitt and Sara K. Bridges
17. Counseling Bisexuals in Polyamorous Relationships, by Geri Weitzman
18. Playing with Sacred Fire: Building Erotic Communities, by Loraine Hutchins
19. Counseling Bisexuals on BDSM Lifestyle Issues, by William A. Henkin
V. Future Trends
20. Training Counselors to Work Ethically and Effectively with Bisexual Clients, by Tania Israel
21 Counseling Heterosexual Spouses of Bisexual or Transgender Partners, by Amity Pierce Buxton

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Lisa Diamond

Becoming Visible raises awareness and enhances our understanding of the unique and incredibly diverse experiences and clinical needs of bisexual men and women. Specific emphasis is often placed on differentiating their experiences from those of lesbian and gay individuals (with whom bisexuals are too often thoughtlessly lumped) and providing clinicians with practical information and therapeutically-relevant techniques that can be used in treating bisexual clients. I was frankly bowled over by the diversity of perspectives and topics represented in the volume—no stone remains unturned and for this reason I am sure that the book will be of tremendous use not only to clinicians but to researchers and academics like myself.

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