Handbook of Affirmative Psychotherapy with Lesbians and Gay Men

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Januar 2002



Grounded in current research, this comprehensive volume lays thefoundations for effective, affirmative therapeutic practice with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients. Addressed are family of origin issues; coupleproblems, including sex therapy with same-sex partners; vocational andworkplace issues; and more. The extensive appendix lists a broad array of publications, advocacy groups, and Web-based resources for bothprofessionals and consumers. 12/01.


Part I: Biosocial, Cultural, and Political Foundations. Heterosexist Oppression: A Fundamental Reality. Concepts of Sexual Orientation. Sexual Orientations: Origins and Influences. Sexual Orientation and the Law. Part II: Identity Formation and Psychologcial Development. Theories of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Identity Formation. Issues for Sexual Minority Adolescents. Midlife and Later-Life Issues for Sexual Minority Adults. Part III: Affirmative Practice. Psychodiagnostic Considerations. Psychotherapeutic Applications for Identity Formation. Sexual Minorities within Other Minority Populations. Career Choice and Development with Sexual Minority Clients. Health and Medical Concerns. Religious Concerns and Spiritual Development. Part IV: Working With Couples and Families. Families of Origin and Coming-Out Issues. Understanding Same-Sex Couples. Sex Therapy with Gay and Lesbian Couples. Families with a Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Parent. Resources


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.


'This book is a significant achievement. It covers a broad range of topics in impressive depth and breadth ... it is a valuable resource both for practising clinical psychologists, therapists and trainees as well as others interested in the link between mental health and sexuality.' - Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review
EAN: 9781572307148
ISBN: 1572307145
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2002
Seitenanzahl: 493 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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