Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People

ISBN-10: 0789033585

ISBN-13: 9780789033581

Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Gerald P. Mallon
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Description: Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People, Second Edition, is the updated classic text that has expanded its scope to include new content on practice with bisexual and transgender populations-and has incorporated this content throughout. This informative book provides a knowledge base of social work practice that will better prepare students and practitioners for working sensitively, competently, and effectively with LGBT individuals. Book jacket.

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Book details

List price: $68.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/13/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

About the Editor
Contributors
Acknowledgments
Knowledge for Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) People
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
Values and Ethics in Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People
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
Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgender People of Color: Reconciling Divided Selves and Communities
Previous Research on Racial Identity, LGBT Identity, and LGBTOC Identity
Applying the Life Model: The Stress-Coping Process Revisited
Heterosexism, Racism, and Sexism: Creating Conflicts in Allegiances
The LGBTOC Identity Attitudes Matrix Model
Future Research
Social Work Practice with Bisexual People
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
Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People
A Common Language
Definitions
Development
Transgender Space
Institutionally Established Barriers to Care
Personally Established Barriers
Intervention
Social Work Practice with Lesbian Individuals
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
Social Work Practice with Gay Individuals
Introduction
Definition
Heterosexually Married Homosexually Active Men
Ethnic and Cultural Diversity
Rural Gay Men
Assessment
Sexual Conversion Therapy
Mental Health Issues
Substance Abuse
The Internet
Domestic Violence
Anti-Gay Violence
Aging
Death and Dying
AIDS
Summary
Internet Resources for HIV/AIDS Information
Social Work Practice with Lesbian Couples
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?
Co-Mothering
Impact of Sexual Abuse on Lesbian Couples
Domestic Violence in Lesbian Couples
Conclusion
Social Work Practice with Gay Couples
Internalized Homophobia, Heterocentrism, and Gay Identity
Coupling Dynamics
Male Gender Role Socialization
Joining
Assessing Presenting Concerns
Interventions
Implications for Social Work Practice
Conclusion
Group Work Practice with LGBTQ People
Perspectives on Group Work with LGBTQ Individuals
Potential Issues to Explore in Group Work
Diversity Considerations
Mutual Aid and Group Work with the LGBTQ Population
Vignettes
Conclusion
Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People Within Families
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
Treatment Considerations with Families Where Sexual or Gender Orientation Is the Issue
Helping Families Learn
Conclusion
Social Work Practice with LGBT Parents
Research on LGBT Parenting
Issues for LGBT Persons When Considering Parenting
Other Issues for LGBT Parents
Issues for Children of Gay Parents
Conclusion
Community Practice with LGBT People
LGBT Context
What Is LGBT Community Practice?
LGBT Community Center Movement
What Is Needed to Move Forward
Implications for Social Work Practice
LGBT Communities and Health Care
Testimonials
Barriers to Access
Brief History
Health Care Concerns Among LGBT People
Child Care
Aging
Caregiving
Residential Living
Grief and Loss
Disaster Work
What Do Social Workers Need to Know? How to Help Ourselves and Other Health Care Providers to Be More Culturally Competent with LGBT Communities
Web Resources
Social Work Practice with LGBT People Within Organizations
Code of Ethics
Organizational and Political Realities
Contemporary Practice
Strategies for an Inclusive Workplace
Coming Out at the Workplace
Self-Advocacy Revisited
Key Definitions and Terms
Terminology
Symbols and Sites
Index
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