Handbook of Affirmative Psychotherapy with Lesbians and Gay Men

ISBN-10: 1572307145

ISBN-13: 9781572307148

Edition: 2002

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Description: Grounded in current research, this comprehensive volume lays the foundations for effective, affirmative therapeutic practice with lesbian, gay and bisexual clients.

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Book details

List price: $72.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 1/16/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 493
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Kathleen Y. Ritter, PhD, is Professor of Counseling Psychology at California State University, Bakersfield, and maintains a private practice. Coauthor of two previous books, she has extensive experience counseling, teaching, and presenting workshops focused on working with sexual minority clients. Anthony I. Terndrup, PhD, is a senior staff therapist at the Pastoral Counseling Center of the Mid-Willamette Valley in Corvallis, Oregon and a member of the graduate faculty in Counselor Education at Oregon State University. He is Past President of the Association for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues in Counseling (a division of the American Counseling Association). For over 15 years, he has served sexual minority clients in a variety of clinical settings, including psychosocial rehabilitation, private practice, college counseling, and pastoral care. Together, Drs. Ritter and Terndrup have presented over 30 continuing education workshops on sexual orientation for mental health professionals across North America.

Introduction
Affirmative Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy Literature
Guidelines for Psychotherapy
Focus of Treatment
Overview of the Book
Social, Developmental, and Political Foundations
Heterosexism: A Fundamental Reality
Heterosexist Assumptions and Their Negative Impact
Popular Opinion
Media
Stereotypes
Correlates of Heterosexism
Effects of Heterosexism on Mental Health
Conclusion
Concepts of Sexual Orientation
Historical Perspectives
The Classification of Homosexuality
Contemporary Models of Sexual Orientation
Bisexuality
Social Constructionism
Conclusion
Sexual Orientations: Origins and Influences
Development and Minority Sexual Orientations
Conclusion
Sexual Orientation and the Law
Constitutional Rights
Legal Concerns of Sexual Minority Clients
Legal Protection for Sexual Minority Clients
Conclusion
Identity Formation and Psychological Development
Theories of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Identity Formation
Lesbian and Gay Identity Development Models
Bisexual Identity Formation
Conclusion
Issues for Sexual Minority Adolescents
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Adolescent Issues
Psychotherapeutic Considerations
Conclusion
Midlife and Later-Life Issues for Sexual Minority Adults
Midlife
Later Life
Conclusion
Affirmative Practice
Psychodiagnostic Considerations
Heterosexist Bias in Diagnosis
Stigma, Stress, or Psychopathology?
Gender Identity Disorder
Conclusion
Psychotherapeutic Applications for Identity Formation
Phase-Specific Psychotherapeutic Interventions
Factors Affecting Movement along the Trajectory
Conclusion
Sexual Minorities within Other Minority Populations
Identity Formation
Cultural Factors
Specific Populations
Psychotherapeutic Considerations
Conclusion
Career Choice and Development with Sexual Minority Clients
Theoretical Adaptations to Sexual Minority Clients
Lesbians and Work
Career Counseling with Sexual Minority Clients
Conclusion
Health and Medical Concerns
Barriers to Seeking Healthcare
Chemical Dependency
Lesbian Health Concerns
Gay Men's Health Concerns
Conclusion
Religious Concerns and Spiritual Development
Religion and Sexual Minorities
Sexual Minorities and the Viability of Religion
Religion-Based Conversion
Revitalizing Religion for Sexual Minorities
Reformulating Spirituality for Sexual Minorities
Conclusion
Working with Couples and Families
Families of Origin and Coming-Out Issues
Families of Origin
Parents
Conclusion
Understanding Same-Sex Couples
Heterosexism
Gender Role Socialization
Relationship Stages
Conclusion
Sex Therapy with Gay and Lesbian Couples
Heterosexist Bias
Assessment
Sexual Dysfunctions
Conclusion
Families with a Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Parent
Formation of Families
Sexual Minority Parents
Children
Conclusion
Resources
Bisexuality
Bookstores and Publishers
Chemical Dependency
Culturally Specific Resources
Family
Legal and Advocacy
National Publications
Professional Journals
Professional Organizations
Religious Organizations
Sexual Minority Health
Sexual Minority Seniors
Sexual Minority Youth
Violence and Harassment
References
Index
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