1st Edition

Integrated Identity for Gay Men and Lesbians
Psychotherapeutic Approaches for Emotional Well-Being



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ISBN 9780918393388
Published September 1, 1987 by Routledge
360 Pages

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Book Description

Immensely helpful for professionals, this book provides valuable insights into psychotherapy with gay people. Highly competent clinicians and researchers discuss typical psychological problems of gay men and lesbians and the most effective contemporary psychotherapeutic treatment methods. Each of the treatment methods--examined from a theoretical viewpoint--is designed to maximize potential, improve psychological and interpersonal functioning, and develop a positive self and sexual identity. Topics addressed include assessment of sexual orientation, internalized homophobia, coping with the threat of AIDS, counseling for family members, and sexual control.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Assessment of Sexual Orientation
  • Developmental Issues and Their Resolution for Gay and Lesbian Adolescents
  • Therapeutic Issues and Intervention Strategies With Young Adult Lesbian Clients: A Developmental Approach
  • Internalized Homophobia and Lesbian Identity
  • Ericksonian Hypnosis and Strategic Interventions for Sexual Orientation Confusion
  • Therapy for Male Couples Experiencing Relationship Problems and/or Sexual Problems
  • Stage Discrepancy in Male Couples
  • Treatment of Identity and Intimacy Issues in Gay Males
  • Dependency Issues in Lesbian Relationships
  • Sex Therapy With Lesbian Couples: A Four Stage Approach
  • Causes and Treatment of Sexual Desire Discrepancies in Male Couples
  • A Sociological Approach to Counseling Homosexual Clients and Their Families
  • Group Psychotherapy for Bisexual Men and Their Wives
  • Clinical Implications of Lesbian Mother Studies
  • Helping Gay Fathers Come Out to Their Children
  • Psychotherapy With Gay/Lesbian Couples and Their Children in “Stepfamilies”: A Challenge for Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Resources for Families With a Gay/Lesbian Member(s)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous and Gay American Men
  • AIDS, Sexuality, and Sexual Control
  • The Worried Well: Maximizing Coping in the Face of AIDS
  • The Individual and Social Psychology of Aging: Clinical Implications for Lesbians and Gay Men

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