Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician: The Essential Guide

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W. W. Norton & Company, Mar 17, 2008 - Psychology - 292 pages
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All the answers straight clinicians need to work effectively with gay and lesbian clients.

It has been over three decades since the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality as a category of deviant behavior from the DSM. Same-sex marriage is recognized in certain states, gay-straight alliances are springing up in high schools across the country, and major religious denominations are embracing gay clergy. Yet despite the sea change of attitudes toward homosexuality, many well-meaning straight therapists are still at a loss as to how to effectively counsel their gay and lesbian clients. This book will offer straight therapists the tools they need to counsel gay and lesbian clients effectively.
  

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Contents

Setting
1
What Is Gay Affirmative Therapy?
18
Growing Up Lesbian or Gay
33
Covert Cultural Sexual Abuse
47
PostTraumatic Stress Disorder From
71
Developmental Insults
99
Coming Out
122
Helping Families of Lesbians and Gays
149
Lesbian and Gay Sexuality
171
Working With Todays Lesbian and Gay Couples
198
One Lesbian or
226
Gay Affirmative Therapy Principles in Clinical
244
Glossary
265
References
279
Index
287
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About the author (2008)

Joe Kort teaches gay and lesbian studies at Wayne State University's School of Social Work.

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