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Counseling Gay Men and Lesbians A Practice Primer

ISBN-10: 0534550843
ISBN-13: 9780534550844
Edition: 2002
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Description: This text aims to assist readers in learning practical approaches to counseling and psychotherapy with gay and lesbian clients. Drawn from the authors' clinical experience as well as research studies, this book will help mental health professionals  More...

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Book details

List price: $128.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/2/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

This text aims to assist readers in learning practical approaches to counseling and psychotherapy with gay and lesbian clients. Drawn from the authors' clinical experience as well as research studies, this book will help mental health professionals expand their repertoire of counseling interventions. This text's unique aspect is its focus on direct clinical application.

Sexual Orientation: Social and Cultural Context
The Case of Mary
Understanding the Gay and Lesbian Experience
Human Development and Homosexuality
Cultural Understandings About Homosexuality
Sodomy Laws and the Myth of Molestation
Understanding Homosexuality
Language
Research on Homosexuality
Theories About Homosexuality
Deconstructing Sexuality
Homosexuality and the DSM
Reparative and Conversion Therapies
Is It All About Sex?
Tips for Practitioners
Bibliography
Gay and Lesbian Identity Development
The Case of Marion
Gay and Lesbian Identity Development
Models of Identity Development
Lesbian Identity Development
Cultural Differences and the Coming Out Process
The Notion of Living Out
Helping a Client Come Out
Tips for Practitioners
Bibliography
Counseling Lesbians
The Case of Jessie
Issues in Counseling Lesbians
Images
The Relationship Between Lesbianism and Feminism
The Coming Out Process
Relationships
Sexual Intimacy
Lesbians of Color
Substance Abuse
Domestic Violence
Counselor-Client Relationship
Tips for Practitioners
Bibliography
Counseling Gay Men
The Case of Leon
Issues in Counseling Gay Men
Coming Out Issues
Beyond Coming Out
Delayed Adolescence
Coping Strategies
Relationship and Dating Issues
Sex
Safe Sex and HIV
Tips for Practitioners
Bibliography
Counseling Gay and Lesbian Couples
The Case of Susan
Challenges Facing Gay and Lesbian Couples
Oppression
Lack of Visible Role Models
Absence of Extended Support
Dual-Career Issues
Tension Between Autonomy and Intimacy
Issues in Gay and Lesbian Relationship Counseling
Monogamy/Nonmonogamy
Roles and Gender
Commitment and Marriage
Relationship Formation
Breaking Up
Tips for Practitioners
Bibliography
Counseling Bisexual and Transgendered Clients
The Case of Melissa
Counseling Bisexual and Transgendered Clients
Bisexuality
Definitions
Common Myths Associated With Bisexuality and Bisexuals
The Emergence of Bisexuality
Bisexuality Versus Homosexuality
The Fluidity of Sexual Behavior
Types of Bisexuality
Bisexuality Identity Development
The Notion of Biphobia, or Prejudice Against Bisexuals
Treatment Issues
Counseling Couples With Mixed Orientations
Issues to Consider
Counseling Transgendered Clients
Myths
Important Terms
Advocacy
Therapeutic Issues
Tips for Practitioners
Bibliography
Sexual Minority Youth
The Case of April
The Experience of Sexual Minority Youth
Feeling Different
The Settings
Society
Home
School
Religious Organizations
Additional Stressors
Multicultural Issues
The Media
The Devastating Impact
Suicide
Meeting the Challenge
The Counselor's Response
Tips for Practitioners
Bibliography
Spiritual Issues for Gay Men and Lesbians
The Case of Pat
Homosexuality and Religion
The Perspective of Organized Religion
Gay Buddhism
Native American Spiritual Life
Paganism
Spirituality and Religion
Perspectives Within the Gay and Lesbian Culture
Challenges in Claiming Spiritual Life
The Emergence of Literature on Gay and Lesbian Spirituality
Tips for Practitioners
Bibliography
Gay and Lesbian Parenting
The Case of Ken
Myths About Gay and Lesbian Parenting
Sexual Orientation and Child Abuse
Pathways to Parenting
Legal Issues
Impact of Gay and Lesbian Parenting on Child Development
Issues of Gay and Lesbian Parenting
Tips for Practitioners
Bibliography
Gay and Lesbian Health Issues
The Case of Ann
Gay and Lesbian Health Risks
Health Issues Related to Lesbian and Bisexual Women
Health Risks for Lesbians
Breast Cancer and Other Cancers
Health Issues Associated With Gay and Bisexual Men
HIV/AIDS
Substance Abuse
Living Healthy
Tips for Practitioners
Bibliography
Resources
Index

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