Handbook of LGBT affirmative Couple and Family Therapy

Handbook of LGBT affirmative Couple and Family Therapy Author Jerry J. Bigner
ISBN-10 9780415883597
Release 2012
Pages 487
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The editors and contributors of this comprehensive text provide a unique and important contribution to LGBT clinical literature. Spanning 30 chapters, they discuss the diverse and complex issues involved in LGBT couple and family therapy. In almost 15 years, this book provides the first in-depth overview of the best practices for therapists and those in training who wish to work effectively with LGBT clients, couples, and families need to know, and is only the second of its kind in the history of the field. The clinical issues discussed include • raising LGBT children • coming out • elderly LGBT issues • sex therapy • ethical and training issues Because of the breadth of the book, its specificity, and the expertise of the contributing authors and editors, it is the definitive handbook on LGBT couple and family therapy.



Handbook of LGBT Affirmative Couple and Family Therapy

Handbook of LGBT Affirmative Couple and Family Therapy Author Jerry J. Bigner
ISBN-10 9781136340321
Release 2012-05-04
Pages 508
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The editors and contributors of this comprehensive text provide a unique and important contribution to LGBT clinical literature. Spanning 30 chapters, they discuss the diverse and complex issues involved in LGBT couple and family therapy. In almost 15 years, this book provides the first in-depth overview of the best practices for therapists and those in training who wish to work effectively with LGBT clients, couples, and families need to know, and is only the second of its kind in the history of the field. The clinical issues discussed include • raising LGBT children • coming out • elderly LGBT issues • sex therapy • ethical and training issues Because of the breadth of the book, its specificity, and the expertise of the contributing authors and editors, it is the definitive handbook on LGBT couple and family therapy.



Handbook of Affirmative Psychotherapy with Lesbians and Gay Men

Handbook of Affirmative Psychotherapy with Lesbians and Gay Men Author Kathleen Ritter
ISBN-10 1572307145
Release 2002-01
Pages 493
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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.



Counseling LGBTI Clients

Counseling LGBTI Clients Author Kevin Alderson
ISBN-10 9781412987189
Release 2012-04-13
Pages 328
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Counseling LGBTI Clients is a comprehensive, practical, easy-to-read guide for both emerging practitioners and current practitioners, LGBTI individuals, and those who know them. It combines theory, research and practice with a framework that focuses on challenging and changing beliefs and attitudes toward each LGBTI subgroup, gaining current knowledge about the subgroup, and empathetically developing skills to work effectively with the subgroup in a LGBTI-affirmative manner.



Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy with Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Clients

Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy with Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  and Transgender Clients Author Kathleen J. Bieschke
ISBN-10 1591474213
Release 2007
Pages 442
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This updated edition focuses critical attention on the need to enhance understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients. The editors incorporate new and emerging areas of scholarship and reflect on implications of recent changes in society, including political struggles for gay civil unions, marriage, and adoption rights.



The Therapist s Notebook for Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Clients

The Therapist s Notebook for Lesbian  Gay  and Bisexual Clients Author Joy S. Whitman
ISBN-10 0789012529
Release 2003
Pages 309
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Most therapy is set up in a heterosexist context. Explore the issues facing your gay, lesbian, and bisexual clients--and how to deal with them! The Therapist's Notebook for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients offers therapists treating lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients innovative, practical interventions plus homework and hands-on activities tailored to these populations. Use the notebook to explore the issues surrounding coming out, homophobia in the workplace, spirituality, identity formation, and issues that require a non-heterosexist approach, such as domestic violence and relationship concerns. Grounded in current theory, each chapter explains the rationale for the activity it proposes, includes contraindications, and provides a list of helpful resources for therapists and clients. Here are just a few of the issues this extraordinary book explores in its four thoughtfully planned sections: Section I: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Coming Out and Managing Homophobia and Heterosexism addresses: conflicts in self-perceptions obstacles to the growth of a healthy GLB identity dealing with the trauma and anxiety that result from discrimination using semi-hypnotic visualization to treat internalized homophobia helping bisexuals decide whether to come out or to “pass” coping with internalized homophobic messages dealing with heterosexism in the workplace or at school Section II: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Relationship Issues will help you and your clients understand and work on issues involving: choosing the right partner intimacy and gender roles financial stability assimilation, queer pride, and everything in between how ethnicity and coupling impact sexual identity negotiating a healthy open relationship sexual concerns, sexual dysfunction, and pleasuring sexual role values for bisexual and lesbian women Section III: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Gender, Ethnic, and Sexual Identity Issues addresses “who am I” issues: sexual orientation and gender identity the intersection of sexual and ethnic identity oppression on multiple fronts gender exploration for lesbians Section IV: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Specific Issues tackles concepts including: enhancing resilience through spirituality reconciling with religion spiritual wellness and the spiritual autobiography body image disturbances unwanted sexual behavior creating a safety plan in case of same-sex domestic violence alienation and finding a caring community medication adherence for HIV+ clients the difficulties faced by coupled lesbians with children family care planning addiction and recovery healing from the wounds of homophobia relationships with ex-partners managing workplace stress If you're new to treating lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients you'll find rich material, based in current literature, to guide your work. If you've already worked extensively with LGBT clients, the activities and fresh, innovative strategies in The Therapist's Notebook for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients will expand and invigorate your skills.



An Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy

An Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy Author Joseph L. Wetchler
ISBN-10 9781317790853
Release 2014-04-04
Pages 670
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Learn the fundamentals of family therapy and treatment! An Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy presents insight and analysis from 20 of the foremost experts in the theoretical and practice areas of family therapy, offering a unique blend of approaches and styles. Chapters draw on each author's area of expertise in exploring the history of family therapy and the application of systems theory to families. Ideal as a comprehensive resource for entry-level students, the book also gives undergraduates a glimpse of graduate training and provides useful tips on how to apply to graduate school and what to expect while shopping for graduate education. An Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy is divided into two parts: a theoretical section, where commonly used theories are presented with practical case examples, and a section devoted to special issues and topics, such as couples therapy, communication training, marital enrichment and premarital counseling. The book also covers substance abuse, divorce, gender and culture, family violence, sexual dysfunctions and sex therapy treatment, and the interface of ethics and the legal system. An Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy also discusses: the history of family therapy systems theory and cybernetics structural and strategic family therapy cognitive-behavioral, experiential, and transgenerational therapies collaborative language-based models current research findings and much more! With its unique and comprehensive approach, An Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy serves as a theoretical introduction to the field of marriage and therapy and related mental health disciplines where family treatment is emphasized. The book is essential for educators in marriage and family counseling classes and is an invaluable resource for therapists, counselors, social work professionals, pastoral educators, and family psychologists.



Nurturing Queer Youth

Nurturing Queer Youth Author Linda Stone Fish
ISBN-10 0393704556
Release 2005
Pages 257
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Youth are coming out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered at increasingly younger ages.



Becoming Visible

Becoming Visible Author Beth A. Firestein
ISBN-10 0231137249
Release 2007
Pages 441
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Becoming Visible offers cutting-edge psychological perspectives on bisexual and queer identities and the cultural and mental health issues facing bisexual, lesbian, gay, queer, and questioning individuals and their partners. Essential for any professional seeking to provide "best practice" services to this population, Becoming Visible addresses the therapeutic needs of bisexuals at every stage of the life cycle. This volume explores why some people resist identity labels and what bisexual men and women consider exemplary and harmful in their therapeutic experiences. It also helps practitioners distinguish between the stresses brought on by being part of a sexual minority and the clinical symptoms that indicate serious mental health issues. It includes research on ethnic minority bisexuals, youth, elders, gender-variant individuals, and bisexuals engaging in alternative lifestyles and sexual practices such as polyamory and BDSM. Edited by a psychologist who specializes in sexual-orientation and gender-identity issues and with contributions from scholars and professionals from multiple disciplines, the book embraces perspectives from the empirical to the phenomenological, and outlines both scientific and practice-based approaches to the subject while carefully considering the psychological, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of the issues confronting bisexual men and women. Becoming Visible is a crucial step in the improved mental health and well-being of bisexuals, transgender individuals, and other sexual minorities. This book offers a path toward awareness and compassion for those who seek to understand, treat, and empower this underserved and frequently misunderstood group of mental health clients.



Ethics and Professional Issues in Couple and Family Therapy

Ethics and Professional Issues in Couple and Family Therapy Author Lorna L. Hecker
ISBN-10 9780789033901
Release 2010
Pages 276
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While on some issues couple and family therapists have an exquisitely clear direction from professional codes of ethics, others fall under gray areas that instead rely on therapists making reasoned ethical decisions. Therapists need to develop ethical sensitivity to potential ethical issues in order to decrease their risk in practice, and increase their maneuverability in the therapy room. In Ethics and Professional Issues in Couple and Family Therapy, Lorna Hecker and her contributing authors address various clinical scenarios that demonstrate the complex ethical situations couple and family therapists face every day. Some points discussed in this holistic book include boundary, power, and privilege issues, along with unique ethical issues in practicing therapy with children. Risk issues when working with potential danger, suicide, and partner violence are also explored. Each chapter sensitizes readers to potential ethical issues and provides a model for ethical decision making that best promotes good on behalf of clients. Couple and family therapists will find this text an invaluable and inexhaustible resource.



LGBT Parent Families

LGBT Parent Families Author Abbie E. Goldberg
ISBN-10 9781461445555
Release 2012-10-11
Pages 371
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LGBT-Parent Families is the first handbook to provide a comprehensive examination of this underserved area. Reflecting the nature of this issue, the volume is notably interdisciplinary, with contributions from scholars in psychology, sociology, human development, family studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, legal studies, social work, and anthropology. Additionally, scholarship from regions beyond the U.S. including England, Australia, Canada, and South Africa is presented. In addition to gender and sexuality, all contributors address issues of social class, race, and ethnicity in their chapters.



Becoming a Kink Aware Therapist

Becoming a Kink Aware Therapist Author Caroline Shahbaz
ISBN-10 9781315295312
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 168
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As a result of recent media interest, the practice of BDSM has become more mainstream yet remains marginalized. Now more than ever, greater numbers of heterosexual and LGBTQ couples are starting to explore some form of BDSM. However, profound misunderstandings continue leading to unintentional physical and psychological harm. Drawing on current research and ethnographic narratives from the kink community, this book seeks to provide psychotherapists with an introductory understanding of the culture and practice of BDSM, and presents specific therapeutic concerns related to common misconceptions. This book strives to de-pathologize BDSM practices, while also providing concrete ways to distinguish abuse from consent, harmful codependency, and more. Packed with practical suggestions and rich case studies, this book belongs on the shelf of every therapist seeing BDSM and kink clients.



Affirmative Practice

Affirmative Practice Author Ski Hunter
ISBN-10 UOM:39015059966724
Release 2003
Pages 417
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This book provides a nuanced understanding of the social, political and interpersonal impact of sexual predjudice, and gives guidance on working with clients in myriad practice settings. The authors place current research from multiple disciplines in the context of social work practice, offering guidelines for intervention at individual, organizational, community and macro levels.



Difficult Mothers Understanding and Overcoming Their Power

Difficult Mothers  Understanding and Overcoming Their Power Author Terri Apter
ISBN-10 9780393083927
Release 2012-05-07
Pages 240
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An essential work for readers seeking compassionate, wise guidance about the powerful relationship between mothers and their sons and daughters. Mother love is often seen as sacred, but for many children the relationship is a painful struggle. Using the newest research on human attachment and brain development, Terri Apter, an internationally acclaimed psychologist and writer, unlocks the mysteries of this complicated bond. She showcases the five different types of difficult mother—the angry mother, the controlling mother, the narcissistic mother, the envious mother, and the emotionally neglectful mother—and explains the patterns of behavior seen in each type. Apter also explores the dilemma at the heart of a difficult relationship: why a mother has such a powerful impact on us and why we continue to care about her responses long after we have outgrown our dependence. She then shows how we can conduct an “emotional audit” on ourselves to overcome the power of the complex feelings a difficult mother inflicts. In the end this book celebrates the great resilience of sons and daughters of difficult mothers as well as acknowledging their special challenges.



Handbook of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Handbook of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity in Counseling and Psychotherapy Author Kurt A. DeBord
ISBN-10 1433823063
Release 2016-09
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Handbook of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity in Counseling and Psychotherapy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Handbook of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity in Counseling and Psychotherapy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Handbook of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity in Counseling and Psychotherapy book for free.



Cognitive behavioral Therapies with Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Clients

Cognitive behavioral Therapies with Lesbian  Gay  and Bisexual Clients Author Christopher R. Martell
ISBN-10 1572309547
Release 2004
Pages 263
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"An important contribution for therapists in a range of settings, from CBT newcomers to experienced practitioners, this book will also be read with interest by students and residents in clinical and counseling psychology, couple and family therapy, psychiatry, clinical social work, and nursing. It is a uniquely informative text for courses in CBT, couple therapy, and clinical work with sexual minority clients."--BOOK JACKET.



Men Loving Men

Men Loving Men Author Mitch Walker
ISBN-10 0917342526
Release 1977
Pages 160
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Gay Sex Guide and Consciousness Book Complete illustrated guide to gay lovemaking, now back in print.