Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients, Second Edition

Pages: 442
Item #: 4317113
ISBN: 978-1-59147-421-0
List Price: $69.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $49.95
Copyright: 2007
Format: Hardcover
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Overview

The second edition of the Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy With Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients serves to build on areas of knowledge outlined in the first edition while also incorporating new and emerging areas of scholarship relative to psychotherapy with LGB clients. The second edition focuses on the complex cultural contexts of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, the provision of psychotherapy to LGBT clients across a range of presenting concerns, and emerging socio/political issues.

In this thoroughly updated edition, the editors focus critical attention on the need to enhance our understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients. They incorporate new and emerging areas of scholarship and reflect on implications of recent changes in our society, including political struggles for gay civil unions, marriage, and adoption rights. This volume focuses on the complex cultural contexts of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and explores how to provide them with effective psychotherapy across a range of presenting concerns. The authors stress the importance of affirmation with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients throughout. This second edition of the Handbook will be an essential resource for all therapists, counselors, and researchers.

The first edition of the Handbook received the 2001 Distinguished Book Award by Division 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues). With the adoption of the Guidelines for Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients (APA Division 44/Committee on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Concerns, 2000), there is increased interest and attention to areas of research and practice with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients.

Table of Contents

Contributors

Foreword: The "Coming of Age" of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender-Affirmative Psychology
—Linda Garnets

Acknowledgments

Introduction: The Challenge of Providing Affirmative Psychotherapy While Honoring Diverse Contexts
—Kathleen J. Bieschke, Ruperto M. Perez, and Kurt A. DeBord

I. Essential Considerations of Cultural Contexts in Working With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients

Introduction

  1. "I'd Rather Get Wet Than Be Under That Umbrella:" Differentiating the Experiences and Identities of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People
    —Ruth E. Fassinger and Julie R. Arsenau
  2. Mutual Bonds: Lesbian Women's Lives and Communities
    —Becky J. Liddle
  3. The Village People: Identity Development in the Gay Male Community
    —Douglas C. Haldeman
  4. Cultural and Relational Contexts of Bisexual Women: Implications for Therapy
    —Beth A. Firestein
  5. Development of Bisexual Men's Identities and Relationships
    —Daniel J. Potoczniak
  6. Transgender Communities: Developing Identity Through Connection
    —Arlene Istar Lev

II. Affirmative Counseling and Psychotherapy With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients

Introduction

  1. Delivering Ethical Psychological Services to Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients
    —Beverly Greene
  2. Affirmative Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Counseling With All Clients
    —Connie R. Matthews
  3. Affirmative Counseling and Psychotherapy Focused on Issues Related to Sexual Orientation Conflicts
    —Lee Beckstead and Tania Israel
  4. Building Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Vocational Psychology: A Theoretical Model of Workplace Sexual Identity Management
    —Melissa A. Lidderdale, James M. Croteau, Mary Z. Anderson, Darrick Tovar-Murray, and Julie M. Davis
  5. An Overview of Affirmative Psychotherapy and Counseling With Transgender Clients
    —Shannon Chavez Korrell and Margaret Lorah

III. Emerging Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Introduction

  1. Review of Empirical Research Focused on the Experience of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients in Counseling and Psychotherapy
    —Kathleen J. Bieschke, Parrish L. Paul, and Kelly A. Blasko
  2. Perceived Conflicts Between Affirmation of Religious Diversity and Affirmation of Sexual Diversity: That's Perceived
    —Amy R. Fischer and Kurt A. DeBord
  3. Affirmative Clinical Supervision
    —Stephen C. Halpert, Brian Reinhardt, and Michael J. Toohey
  4. Lesbian and Gay Family Issues in the Context of Changing Legal and Social Policy Environments
    —Charlotte J. Patterson
  5. Public Policy, Mental Health, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients
    —Michael R. Stevenson
  6. The "Boring" State of Research and Psychotherapy With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients: Revisiting Barón (1991)
    —Ruperto M. Perez

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors