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Handbook of Affirmative Psychotherapy with Lesbians and Gay Men
Kathleen Y. Ritter and Anthony I. Terndrup
Grounded in current research, this comprehensive volume lays the foundations for effective, affirmative therapeutic practice with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients. Timely, clinically relevant information is provided to help clinicians understand and address the unique concerns these clients bring to the therapeutic setting. Coverage includes the sociocu tural factors that influence lesbian and gay mental health; the process of lesbian, gay, and bisexual identity formation; and lifespan developmental tasks and transitions from adolescence to later life. Also addressed are family of origin issues; couple problems, including sex therapy with same-sex partners; vocational and workplace issues; health and medical concerns; meeting the needs of same-sex parents and their children; religious and spiritual concerns; and cultural diversity issues. The extensive resource section lists a broad array of publications, advocacy groups, and Web-based resources for both professionals and consumers.