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Lesbian Identity and Contemporary Psychotherapy: A Framework for Clinical Practice / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9780881633498
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/28/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Eda Goldstein, D.S.W., is professor at the New York University Shirley M. Ehrenkranz School of Social Work and consulting editor to various professional journals, including Clinical Social Work Journal and Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services. Her publications include Ego Psychology and Social Work Practice (1984/1995) and Object Relations Theory and Self Psychology in Social Practice (2001).

Lois C. Horowitz, Ph.D., is a psychoanalyst in private practice who specializes in individual and couples treatment and clinical supervision. She has written and lectured on lesbian identity and psychoanalytic theory.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Psychoanalytic Theory and Lesbianism: The Changing Landscape. A Framework for Clinical Practice. Lesbian Narratives and the Treatment Process. Working with Transference. Working with Countertransference. The Initial Stage of Lesbian Relationships: Clinical Considerations. Issues in Midlife and Later Life: Clinical Considerations. Experiences of the Lesbian Therapist.

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Lesbian Identity and Contemporary Psychotherapy: A Framework for Clinical Practice 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a unique and remarkable book. Rarely do clinical authors present issues on lesbian identity with such insight and honesty. It offers both clinicians and lesbians a new way of understanding their experiences not only in the treatment setting but in everyday life. I thought that many of the issues explored with regard to homophobia were also applicable to the LGBT population as a whole. Most of all it was fun to read. The case studies are delightful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What an important, clinically useful, and positive book about lesbian identity and the paychotherapeutic process! The authors bring their knowledge of lesbians and contemporary psychoanalaytic perspectives relational theories, gender, and sexuality in their approach to clinical work with lesbians. The nymerous case examples are great, not only because of the senstive accounts of patients' narratives but also because of the rich therapist-patient dialogues and process that they contain. You don't need to be gay or even a therapist to like this book and find it compelling.