Sexual Orientation and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Sexual Science and Clinical Practice, Volume 978, Issues 0-12052

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Columbia University Press, Feb 1, 2008 - Psychology - 352 pages
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This book bridges psychoanalytic thought and sexual science. It brings sexuality back to the center of psychoanalysis and shows how important it is for students of human sexuality to understand motives that are often irrational and unconscious. The authors present a new perspective about male and female development, emphasizing the ways in which sexual orientation and homophobia appear early in life. The clinical section of the book focuses on the psychodynamics and treatment of homophobia and internalized homophobia.

  

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Contents

Introduction to Part I
3
Sexual Fantasies in Men and Women
11
Genetic Influences on Sexual Orientation
38
Psychoendocrinology and Sexual Orientation
59
Psychoendocrinology and Role Behavior
72
Freud Oedipus and Homosexuality
87
Toward a Revised Formulation of Male Oedipal Aggression
98
Psychobiology of Late Childhood
119
Introduction to Part 2
165
Internalized Homophobia Pathological Grief and HighRisk
194
Homophobic Parents
218
Psychopathology Suicidality and Homosexuality
235
Coming Out at EightyFour
252
Sexual Orientation and Psychoanalysis
265
The Model of Homosexuality as Psychopathology
284
References
341

Female Homosexuality
136

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About the author (2008)

Richard C. Friedman, M.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Weill Medical College, Cornell University, and a lecturer at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is the author of Male Homosexuality: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspective.Jennifer I. Downey, M.D., is clinical professor of psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is the editor, with Richard C. Friedman, of Masculinity and Sexuality: Selected Topics in the Psychology of Men.

Friedman and Downey have coauthored numerous articles on psychoanalysis and sexuality. They are psychoanalysts in private practice in New York City.

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