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The Therapist's Notebook for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients : Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy - Joy S. Whitman

The Therapist's Notebook for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients

Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy

Paperback Published: 1st March 2003
ISBN: 9780789012524
Number Of Pages: 340

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The Therapist's Notebook for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients offers therapists treating lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients innovative, practical interventions plus homework, handouts, worksheets, and hands-on activities tailored to these populations. Use the notebook to explore the issues surrounding coming out, homophobia in the workplace, spirituality, identity formation, and issues that require a non-heterosexist approach, such as domestic violence and relationship concerns. Grounded in current theory, each chapter explains the rationale for the activity it proposes, includes contraindications, and provides a list of helpful resources for therapists and clients.

About the Editors
Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Conflicts in Self-Perceptions in the Coming-Out Processp. 3
Hurdlesp. 6
Homosexual Identity Formation: Identifying Obstacles to Growthp. 14
Semihypnotic Visualization: Treating Internalized Homophobia in Sexual and Gender Minoritiesp. 20
Queer Space: Empowering Realizations of Sacred Sexualityp. 25
To Pass or Not to Pass: Exploration of Conflict Splits for Bisexual-Identified Clientsp. 32
Homosexual Rites of Passage: A Path to Validationp. 37
The Experiential Ecomap Exercise: Creating Client-Based Narratives of the Influence of Ecosystemic Environments on the Coming-Out Processp. 44
Coming Out of Marriage: Developing an Emerging Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Identityp. 50
Who Told Me That? Challenging Internalized Homophobic Messagesp. 56
Surviving Trauma and Anxiety As a Result of Events of Discriminationp. 60
Managing Heterosexism at Work or Schoolp. 69
Overcoming Biphobiap. 78
Assimilation, Queer Pride, and In Between: Personalizing GLBT Relationships, Sexual Practices, and Politicsp. 85
Financial Stability Within the Lesbian Relationshipp. 92
Choosing a Partnerp. 97
Creating a Cultural and Sexual Genogramp. 101
Knowing You, Knowing Me: Sexual Identity and the Couplep. 106
Working with Couples on Ethnicity and Sexual Identity: The "Parts" Interviewp. 110
Creating a "Thicker Description": Understanding Identity in Mixed-Identity Relationshipsp. 115
Opening the Door or Locking It Tight: The Negotiation of a Healthy Open Relationshipp. 119
Gender Roles and Intimacy for Gay Menp. 125
Sexual Concerns/Sexual Dysfunction Assessmentp. 133
Sexual Pleasuring Sessionsp. 142
Exploring and Negotiating Sexual Meaningsp. 145
Enhancing Relationships: Sex-Role Values of Lesbian and Bisexual Womenp. 150
The Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression Continuump. 159
The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Gender Expression Genogramp. 166
Challenging Multiple Oppressions with GLBT Clientsp. 174
Who Am I Really? Understanding the Intersection of Sexual and Ethnic Identityp. 179
Facilitating Lesbian Gender Explorationp. 183
A Coming-Out Ritual: Using Spirituality to Enhance Resiliencep. 197
Reconciling with Religion/Exploring Spiritualityp. 202
Facilitating Spiritual Wellness with Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals: Composing a Spiritual Autobiographyp. 210
Body As Self: Resolving Body Image Disturbances in Gay Menp. 215
Feelings and Meaning Associated with Unwanted Sexual Behaviorp. 220
An Alphabet of GLBT and Disability Issuesp. 224
Same-Sex Domestic Violence: Establishing a Safety Plan with Victimsp. 229
Same-Sex Domestic Violence: A Tool for Batterersp. 234
Helping HIV-Positive Gay Men on Antiretroviral Therapy Maintain Their Medication Adherencep. 238
The Balancing Act: Two Lesbian Momsp. 244
Family Care Planning for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Parents: Creating Healthy Living Environments for Adults and Childrenp. 249
Making Connections: Parallel Process in Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Recovery from Addiction and Healing from Homophobiap. 256
Examining Links Between Drug or Alcohol Use and Experiences of Homophobia/Biphobia and Coming Outp. 262
Out in the Workplace: A Cost-Benefit Viewp. 268
Managing Stress: Helping Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals Cope with Coming Out in the Workplacep. 275
A Rainbow of Alliesp. 285
Assisting Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth in Finding a Communityp. 293
Negotiating Relationships with Ex-Partnersp. 299
Indexp. 305
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ISBN: 9780789012524
ISBN-10: 0789012529
Series: Haworth Practical Practice in Mental Health
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 1st March 2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 20.96  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 1

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