Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy With Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients

Pages: 484
Item #: 431736A
ISBN: 978-1-55798-610-8
List Price: $49.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $39.95
Copyright: 2000
Format: Hardcover
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Thirty years ago when a gay, lesbian, or bisexual person went for therapy, the accepted approach to treatment was to seek a "cure" for the client's homosexual "psychopathology." Today, although the vast majority of psychologists are considerably more compassionate, accepting, and understanding of their gay, lesbian, and bisexual clients, they lack a comprehensive source of information regarding this population. That is, until now.

Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy With Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients is a first of its kind: This comprehensive volume educates readers about the identity, challenges, and choices of lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients. Practicing professionals in psychology, counseling, and social work will find it an indispensable guide.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

—Laura S. Brown


Introduction: The Challenge of Awareness, Knowledge, and Action
—Ruperto M. Perez, Kurt A. DeBord, and Kathleen J. Bieschke

I. Social and Theoretical Perspectives

  1. Constructing Identity: The Nature and Meaning of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities
    —Ellen M. Broido
  2. Coming Out: Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identity Development
    —Amy L. Reynolds and William F. Hanjorgiris
  3. "Somewhere in Des Moines or San Antonio": Historical Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Mental Health
    —Esther D. Rothblum
  4. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People of Color: Understanding Cultural Complexity and Managing Multiple Oppressions
    —Mary A. Fukuyama and Angela D. Ferguson
  5. Applying Counseling Theories to Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients: Pitfalls and Possibilities
    —Ruth E. Fassinger

II. Counseling and Therapy

  1. First Do No Harm: Therapist Issues in Psychotherapy With Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients
    —Susan L. Morrow
  2. Individual Therapy With Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients
    —Sari H. Dworkin
  3. Group Counseling Theory and Practice With Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients
    —Kurt A. DeBord and Ruperto M. Perez
  4. Potential Counseling Concerns of Aging Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients
    —Augustine Barón and David W. Cramer
  5. Issues in Counseling Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adolescents
    —Scott L. Hershberger and Anthony R. D'Augelli
  6. Focus on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Families
    —Connie R. Matthews and Suzanne H. Lease
  7. Relationship and Couples Counseling
    —Shelly M. Ossana

III. Relevant Issues for Therapy, Theory, and Research

  1. Programmatic Research on the Treatment of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients: The Past, the Present, and the Course for the Future
    —Kathleen J. Bieschke, Mary McClanahan, Erinn Tozer, Jennifer L. Grzegorek, and Jeeson Park
  2. Training Issues and Considerations
    —Julia C. Phillips
  3. Psychoeducational Programming: Creating a Context of Mental Health for People Who Are Lesbian, Gay, or Bisexual
    —Barry A. Schreier and Donald L. Werden
  4. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Vocational Psychology: Reviewing Foundations and Planning Construction
    —James M. Croteau, Mary Z. Anderson, Teresa M. Distefano, and Shelia Kampa-Kokesch
  5. Religion and Spirituality
    —Mary Gage Davidson
  6. Health Behavior Relevant to Psychotherapy With Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Clients
    —Michael R. Kauh, Marcia J. Hartwig, and Seth C. Kalichman

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors

Editor Bios

Ruperto M. Perez is a counseling psychologist in the Counseling and Testing Center at The University of Georgia, where he serves as counseling services coordinator. He is also adjunct assistant professor and Diversity Research Team member in the counseling psychology program, Department of Counseling and Human Development Services at The University of Georgia.

He received his MA in counseling psychology from Boston College and his PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri–Columbia. His clinical and research interests include counseling lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals, counseling persons of color, and training and supervision.

He has presented a number of professional programs on counseling issues with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients. In addition, he is actively involved in APA Division 17 as a member of the Section for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Awareness, as Vice President for Diversity and Public Interest, and as postchair of the Section on Ethnic and Racial Diversity.

Kurt A. DeBord earned his PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri–Columbia after receiving a BS in psychology from Ball State University. He is currently an assistant professor of psychology at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri.

He has published research in the areas of rape prevention, gender roles, drug and alcohol involvement, and lesbian, gay, and bisexual concerns. He is currently involved in research on the relationship between racism and biphobia as well as research on teaching interventions.

Kathleen J. Bieschke is an associate professor of counseling psychology at the Pennsylvania State University, where she also serves as director of training. She received a BS in psychology and an MS in clinical psychology from Illinois State University and a PhD in counseling psychology from Michigan State University.

Her research focuses on issues pertaining to lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. In addition, she has studied the research training of doctoral students and has written about the creation of training environments that are affirming of lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients.

Reviews & Awards

This book is an excellent resource and reference book for college and university counseling settings. It is an important book.
—Journal of College Student Development

The Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients offers a brief introduction to the history of LGB activism and provides an overview of issues LGB clients may bring to therapy. This book serves as a good introduction to both the historical and contemporary psychological research on sexuality, and is accessible to both a general audience as well as psychotherapists. It is also an excellent resource for faculty wanting to assign individual chapters as standalone readings to supplement other courses. It is a volume that belongs on every clinician's bookshelf.
—Metapsychology: Mental Health Net, 7 March 2000