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Affirmative Psychotherapy and Counseling for Lesbians and Gay Men

Affirmative Psychotherapy and Counseling for Lesbians and Gay Men

January 2003 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
For practising therapists, as well as students, this book gives practical and usable information on how to provide affirmative therapy to lesbians and gay men. Research examples and numerous case studies illustrate the authors' points. The book:

] offers a broad base of research, practice, and advocacy information about the special counselling needs of gays and lesbians.

] makes use of research examples and numerous case studies to illustrate relevant points.

] discusses not only the important aspects of providing affirmative psychotherapy to lesbian and gay clients, but also the treatment of same-sex couples and families, ethnic minority issues, HIV/AIDS and legal and ethical issues.

] inludes an appendix with a variety of resources for lesbian and gay male clients.


Part I: Lesbian and Gay Life: Definitions, Coming Out, and Identity Development
1. Terminology and Identity Development
2. Youth, Elderly, Ethnic Minority, and Lesbian and Gay Subcultures
Part II: Affirmative Psychotherapy and Counseling in Individual, Couple, and Group Modalities
3. Creating the Foundation for Affirmative Psychotherapy
4. Affirmative Individual Psychotherapy
5. Treatment Issues for Couples and Families
6. Group Psychotherapy and Support Groups for Lesbians and Gay Men
7. Ethical and Legal Considerations for Affirmative Psychotherapy
Appendix: Resources for Lesbian and Gay Male Clients

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