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Becoming Visible Counseling Bisexuals Across the Lifespan

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ISBN-10: 0231137249

ISBN-13: 9780231137249

Edition: 2007

Authors: Beth A. Firestein, Beverly Greene, Beth Firestein

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Becoming Visibleaddresses the diverse therapeutic needs of bisexuals at every stage of the life cycle. This volume highlights research on understudied groups of bisexual men and women, including ethnic minority bisexuals, youth, elders, gender variant individuals, and bisexuals engaging in alternative lifestyles and sexual practices such as polyamory and BDSM. Practitioners are apprised of current research on bisexual and queer identities, why some people resist identity labels, and what bisexual men and women consider exemplary and harmful in their therapeutic experiences. This volume also helps practitioners distinguish between the stresses brought on by being part of a sexual minority…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 5/22/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 472
Size: 6.61" wide x 9.41" long x 1.33" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Preface: Embracing the Revolution
Introduction: Becoming Visible
Critical Issues in Counseling Bisexual Clients
The Construction and Reconstruction of Bisexuality; Inventing and Reinventing the Self
A Review of Mental Health Research on Bisexual Individuals When Compared to Homosexual and Heterosexual Individuals
Bisexual Women's and Men's Experiences of Psychotherapy
What's in a Name? Why Women Embrace or Resist Bisexual Identity
Counseling Bisexual Women and Men Across the Lifespan
Developmental and Spiritual Issues of Young People and Bisexuals of the Next Generation
Counseling the Bisexual Married Man
Cultural and Relational Contexts of Bisexual Women: Implications for Therapy
Bisexuality and Broken Relationships: Working with Intimate Partner Violence
Bisexual Inclusion in Addressing Issues of GLBT Aging: Therapy with Older Bisexual Women and Men
Disability and Bisexuality: Confronting Ableism at the Intersection of Gender and Queer Desire
Counseling Ethnic Minority and Gender-Variant Bisexual Clients
Addressing Social Invalidation to Promote Well-Being for Multiracial Bisexuals of African Descent
Counseling at the Intersection of Identities: Asian/Pacific American Bisexuals
Counseling Bisexual Latinos: A Minority Within a Minority
Transgender Identities and Bisexual Expression: Implications for Counselors
Identity and Lifestyle Diversity Among Bisexual Women and Men
Queer Identities and Bisexual Identities: What's the Difference?
Gender Expression in Bisexual Women: Therapeutic Issues and Considerations
Counseling Bisexuals in Polyamorous Relationships
Playing with Sacred Fire: Building Erotic Communities
Counseling Bisexuals on BDSM Lifestyle Issues
Future Trends
Training Counselors to Work Ethically and Effectively with Bisexual Clients
Counseling Heterosexual Spouses of Bisexual or Transgender Partners