Contemporary Perspectives on Psychotherapy and Homosexualities

Contemporary Perspectives on Psychotherapy and Homosexualities

by Christopher Shelley


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Most psychotherapy training programmes don't incorporateelements which examine the special needs of the gay and lesbian populations. It is therefore questionable whether practitioners possess the basic necessary skills for assessing and employing interventions based on sexually sensitive material. An unexamined and untrained approach to working with homosexual populations can no longer be tolerated. This book address some of the incoherence that exists in this field. The contributors address theories and models of practice that will be more beneficial to the therapeutic needs of homosexual clients. Their accounts represent a significant step towards a better understanding of the needs of this client group. DESCRIPTION : Christopher Shelley is a Canadian, based in London. Formerly a psychotherapist at the Toronto Counselling Center for Lesbians and Gays, he is now coordinator of the Institute for Individual Psychology, London.

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ISBN-13: 9781853434044
Publisher: Free Association Books Limited
Publication date: 06/19/1998
Pages: 275
Product dimensions: 5.89(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.69(d)

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Once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down. Though, some of the chapters were written with a "propagandial" tone, the myriad of perspectives offered was informative and inducing to further reading. By no means a "cook book" approch to a complex, socially and politically charged subject. Rather, it offers a balanced primer of the most common psychotherapy methods dealing with the GLB population for the psychotherapy-naive/skeptical (i,e: ME) reader.