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Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Substance Abusers : Dual Identities - Dana Finnegan

Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Substance Abusers

Dual Identities

Paperback Published: 4th June 2002
ISBN: 9781560239253
Number Of Pages: 300

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Better understand and successfully treat LGBT substance abusers!This completely revised edition of the groundbreaking 1987 volume is about what it means to have dual identities: to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender and to be a substance abuser in a hostile world. Written with a minimum of jargon so as to be understandable to beginners, this vital book contains information that will be extremely valuable to experts as well. Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Substance Abusers: Dual Identities is the only book that deals specifically with the interface between being LGBT and substance abuse. It examines ways to help this population, including special treatment issues, stages of identity transformation, counseling approaches, and resources.This book gives practical suggestions for helping clients, including what questions to ask them and what issues may arise in treatment, so that you’ll know what to expect as well as how to deal with the sensitive issues related to gender identity and sexual orientation. It provides a way to conceptualize many issues and practical problems that come up in treatment and gives you a vocabulary for discussing issues with patients struggling with their sexual orientation or gender identity. In addition, it looks at multiple oppressions such as racism, sexism, classism, and the interplay among these experiences, and it clarifies the complex interactions among gender identity, sexual orientation, and substance abuse.This vital book:

  • provides information to trainers and educators
  • can be given to patients--its jargon-free language is appropriate for a lay audience as well as professionals
  • examines ways for counselors to assess their performance
  • includes an organization audit so agencies can evaluate their programs
  • presents the Klein Sexual Orientation Grid and other information that can help patients exploring these issues
This edition is an almost complete rewrite of the original, updated with current information about bisexual and transgender substance abusers, LGBT substance abuse, up-to-date resources, a glossary, and much more extensive, updated definitions. Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Substance Abusers: Dual Identities is the single source you need to work most effectively with this misunderstood population!

Forewordp. xi
Forewordp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Introductory Materialp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Language Problemsp. 7
Identityp. 15
Background Informationp. 23
Introductionp. 23
Definitions and Terminologyp. 24
Transgendersp. 28
Treatment Issuesp. 31
Sexual Orientationp. 33
Counseling Issuesp. 38
Summaryp. 44
Counselor Competencep. 49
The Scope of the Problemp. 49
Addressing the Problemp. 59
Societal Prejudice and Oppressionp. 73
Institutionalized Homo/Bi/Transphobiap. 76
Religionp. 76
The Medical/Psychiatric/Psychological Professionp. 79
The Legal Systemp. 84
The Mediap. 85
The Stress of Homo/Bi/Transphobia and Heterosexismp. 88
Internalized Homo/Bi/Transphobiap. 91
Basic Reactions and Effectsp. 93
Defensesp. 98
The Counselor's Rolep. 106
Passingp. 107
The Role of Counselors in the Early Recovery Processp. 115
Direct Treatment Issuesp. 119
The Settingp. 119
Gathering Informationp. 124
Communityp. 130
Summaryp. 139
Special Issues in Treatmentp. 141
Socializing and Sex in Recoveryp. 141
Significant Others and Family Issuesp. 144
Parents or Children of LGBT Peoplep. 146
Religious Guiltp. 147
Confidentialityp. 148
HIV/AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)p. 149
Other Issuesp. 160
Developing a Positive Lesbian, Gay, or Bisexual Identityp. 163
Introduction to the Stage Modelp. 163
The Process of Developing a Positive Lesbian/Gay Identityp. 167
The Process of Developing a Positive Bisexual Identityp. 189
Summaryp. 195
Developing a Positive Transgender Identityp. 197
Introductionp. 197
The Process of Developing a Positive Transgender Identityp. 206
Transgender Emergence: A Developmental Modelp. 208
Summaryp. 218
Epiloguep. 219
Glossaryp. 223
Organization Audit: Evaluating Organizational Attitudes and Practicesp. 229
Resourcesp. 233
Suggested Readingsp. 245
Referencesp. 247
Indexp. 261
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ISBN: 9781560239253
ISBN-10: 1560239255
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 4th June 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1