LGBTQ Clients in Therapy  Clinical Issues and Treatment Strategies

LGBTQ Clients in Therapy Clinical Issues and Treatment Strategies


  • Author : Joe Kort
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2018-03-20
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781324000495


LGBTQ Clients in Therapy Clinical Issues and Treatment Strategies Book Description :

All the answers clinicians need to work effectively with LGBTQ clients. A therapist who treats LGBTQ clients often must be more than “gay friendly.” Clinical experience, scientific research, and cultural understanding are advancing rapidly, and the task of being LGBTQ informed is ever-changing in today's world. This book covers topics such as how to avoid making the common mistake of believing that "a couple is a couple," thus treating LGBTQ couples the same as their heterosexual counterparts; how to treat clients struggling in "mixed" orientation marriages and relationships (straight and LGBTQ spouses in the same couple); and how to work with all clients who have non-heteronormative sexual behaviors and practices. Perhaps most importantly, the book discusses covert cultural sexual abuse (the trauma suffered from having to suppress one's own sexual and gender identity) as well as the difficult process of coming out to family and friends. A therapist's job is to help clients and their identities through their own lens and not anyone else's—especially the therapist's. The gay affirmative principles put forward in this book will help you build a stronger relationship with your LGBTQ clients and become the go-to therapist in your area.

LGBTQ Clients in Therapy

LGBTQ Clients in Therapy


  • Author : Joe Kort
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 1324000481


LGBTQ Clients in Therapy Book Description :

A therapist who treats LGBTQ clients often must be more than "gay friendly." Clinical experience, scientific research, and cultural understanding are advancing rapidly, and the task of being LGBTQ informed is ever-changing in today's world. This book covers topics such as how to avoid making the common mistake of believing that "a couple is a couple," thus treating LGBTQ couples the same as their heterosexual counterparts; how to treat clients struggling in "mixed" orientation marriages and relationships (straight and LGBTQ spouses in the same couple); and how to work with all clients who have non-heteronormative sexual behaviors and practices. Perhaps most importantly, the book discusses covert cultural sexual abuse (the trauma suffered from having to suppress one's own sexual and gender identity) as well as the difficult process of coming out to family and friends. A therapist's job is to help clients and their identities through their own lens and not anyone else's--especially the therapist's. The gay affirmative principles put forward in this book will help you build a stronger relationship with your LGBTQ clients and become the go-to therapist in your area.

Handbook of LGBT Affirmative Couple and Family Therapy

Handbook of LGBT Affirmative Couple and Family Therapy


  • Author : Jerry J. Bigner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-05-04
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 508
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136340321


Handbook of LGBT Affirmative Couple and Family Therapy Book Description :

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.

Counseling LGBTI Clients

Counseling LGBTI Clients


  • Author : Kevin Alderson
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2012-04-13
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412987189


Counseling LGBTI Clients Book Description :

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.

Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician  The Essential Guide

Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician The Essential Guide


  • Author : Joe Kort
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-05-02
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393707533


Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician The Essential Guide Book Description :

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.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy with the LGBT Community

Solution Focused Brief Therapy with the LGBT Community


  • Author : Rebekka Ouer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-10-23
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317591900


Solution Focused Brief Therapy with the LGBT Community Book Description :

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with the LGBT Community is a practical guide for mental health professionals who wish to increase their therapeutic skills and work more effectively with LGBT clients. This book shows how to help clients reach their goals in tangible, respectful ways by identifying and emphasizing the hope, resources, and strength already present within this population. Readers will increase their knowledge about the practical application of SFBT through case examples and transcripts, modified directly from the author’s work with the LGBT community, and by learning more about the miracle question, exceptions, scaling, compliments, coping, homework, and more.

Homework Assignments and Handouts for LGBTQ  Clients

Homework Assignments and Handouts for LGBTQ Clients


  • Author : Joy S. Whitman
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-02-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781939594396


Homework Assignments and Handouts for LGBTQ Clients Book Description :

Featuring over seventy affirming interventions in the form of homework assignments, handouts, and activities, this comprehensive volume helps novice and experienced counselors support LGBTQ+ community members and their allies. Each chapter includes an objective, indications and contraindications, a case study, suggestions for follow-up, professional resources, and references. The book’s social justice perspective encourages counselors to hone their skills in creating change in their communities while helping their clients learn effective coping strategies in the face of stress, bullying, microaggressions, and other life challenges. The volume also contains a large section on training groups of allies and promoting greater cohesion within LGBTQ+ communities. Counseling and mental health services for LGBTQ+ clients require between-session activities that are clinically focused, evidence-based, and specifically designed for one or more LGBTQ+ sub-populations. This handbook gathers together the best of such LGBTQ+ clinically focused material. As such, the book appeals both to students learning affirmative LGBTQ+ psychotherapy/counseling and to experienced practitioners. The Handbook features homework assignments, handouts, and activities that: -Emphasize working with clients from different backgrounds. -Stress the importance of ethical guidelines and culturally competent care. -Demonstrate how to engage clients in conversations about coming out across the lifespan. -Help clients manage oppression and build resilience through self-care, advocacy, and validation. -Identify the facets of relationships that are unique to LGBTQ+ individuals. -Offer interventions to enhance familial support and work through family dynamics. -Assist clients to more deeply appreciate their genders and sexual identities. -Aid therapists in their work with clients who have substance use and abuse issues. -Address concerns about career choices, employment options, and college pursuits. -Create s

Casebook for Counseling

Casebook for Counseling


  • Author : Sari H. Dworkin
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-12-23
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119026556


Casebook for Counseling Book Description :

This captivating book contains 31 case studies that focus on what is said and done in actual counseling sessions with LGBTQQI clients, including diagnosis; interventions, treatment goals, and outcomes; transference and countertransference issues; other multicultural considerations; and recommendations for further counseling or training. Experts in the field address topics across the areas of individual development, relationship concerns, contextual matters, and wellness. The cases presented include coming out; counseling intersex, bisexual, and transsexual clients; couples, marriage, and family counseling; parenting issues; aging; working with rural clients and African American, Native American, Latino/a, Asian, and multiracial individuals; sexual minority youth; HIV; sexual and drug addictions; binational couples; work and career; domestic violence; spirituality and religion; sexual issues; and women’s health *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]

Pink Therapy

Pink Therapy


  • Author : Davies
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Release Date : 1996-05-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780335231324


Pink Therapy Book Description :

This is the first British guide for counsellors and therapists working with people who are lesbian, gay or bisexual. It provides a much needed overview of lesbian, gay and bisexual psychology, and examines some of the differences between lesbians, gays and bisexuals, and heterosexuals. Pink Therapy proposes a model of gay affirmative therapy, which challenges the prevailing pathologizing models.

Group Counseling with LGBTQI Persons Across the Life Span

Group Counseling with LGBTQI Persons Across the Life Span


  • Author : Kristopher Goodrich
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-04-08
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119098331


Group Counseling with LGBTQI Persons Across the Life Span Book Description :

This unique resource provides strengths-based, group counseling strategies designed to meet the needs of LGBTQI clients in a variety of settings. Drs. Goodrich and Luke capture the developmental concerns of LGBTQI individuals throughout the life cycle as they establish and maintain intimate relationships, create families, encounter career concerns, and navigate other milestones and transitions. Illustrative case examples and interventions throughout the text, as well as warnings and recommendations, make this an ideal resource for practice and group work courses. After a discussion of the history of group work with the LGBTQI community, the planning and process issues that group leaders should consider in their work, and relevant ethical and legal concerns, the authors explore a range of group types and pertinent issues. Individual chapters focus on the following types of counseling: child and adolescent; same-gender adult; intersex and transgender; coming out/disclosure; school, community outpatient, and residential; couples and family; substance abuse; grief and loss; and advocacy. Chapters on group work supervision and the importance of allies round out the book. *Requests for digital versions from ACA can be found on www.wiley.com. *To purchase print copies, please visit the ACA website. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]