Therapeutic Perspectives on Working with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients

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Dominic Davies, Charles Neal
Open University Press, 2000 - Medical - 187 pages
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Following the success of Pink Therapy (1996 Open University Press) as a practical guide for therapists, counsellors and others in related professions working with lesbian, gay and bisexual clients in affirmative ways, this volume is the first to address how this can be approached from ten of the major therapeutic perspectives. Each approach is discussed with regard to its historical and theoretical relationship to these client groups and how the approach can be beneficial or negative. Guidelines for using the perspective supportively or practically are given, along with references for further study. The volume marks an important step in the dialogue between theoretical approaches and in the future development of, and debate about, these increasingly important fields in contemporary therapy.

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Contents

Analytical psychology
5
Cognitivebehavioural therapy
24
Existentialphenomenological therapy
39
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About the author (2000)

Dominic Davies is a BAC accredited and UKRC registered counsellor and therapist practising in the Person-Centred Approach. He is a Visiting Fellow at Nottingham Trent University and former Chair of the Association for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Psychologies. He is Director of ECLIPSE, an international training consultancy developing workshops and training courses in Europe and Australasia.

Charles Neal is a UKCP accredited humanistic and integrative therapist, a trainer, supervisor and group worker; Founder of the Association for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Psychologies; poet, writer and photographer; leads gay men's groups and creativity groups; Director of Transform Consultancy, London.

Dominic Davies and Charles Neal edited Pink Therapy: A guide for counsellors working with lesbian, gay and bisexual clients for Open University Press (1996).

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