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LGBTQ Clients in Therapy Clinical Issues and Treatment Strategies

LGBTQ Clients in Therapy  Clinical Issues and Treatment Strategies Book
Author : Joe Kort
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2018-03-20
ISBN : 132400049X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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All the answers clinicians need to work effectively with LGBTQ clients. A therapist who treats LGBTQ clients often must be more than “gay friendly.” Clinical experience, scientific research, and cultural understanding are advancing rapidly, and the task of being LGBTQ informed is ever-changing in today's world. This book covers topics such as how to avoid making the common mistake of believing that "a couple is a couple," thus treating LGBTQ couples the same as their heterosexual counterparts; how to treat clients struggling in "mixed" orientation marriages and relationships (straight and LGBTQ spouses in the same couple); and how to work with all clients who have non-heteronormative sexual behaviors and practices. Perhaps most importantly, the book discusses covert cultural sexual abuse (the trauma suffered from having to suppress one's own sexual and gender identity) as well as the difficult process of coming out to family and friends. A therapist's job is to help clients and their identities through their own lens and not anyone else's—especially the therapist's. The gay affirmative principles put forward in this book will help you build a stronger relationship with your LGBTQ clients and become the go-to therapist in your area.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies

The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies Book
Author : Abbie E. Goldberg
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2016-05-10
ISBN : 1483371298
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This far-reaching and contemporary new Encyclopedia examines and explores the lives and experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals, focusing on the contexts and forces that shape their lives. The work focuses on LGBTQ issues and identity primarily through the lenses of psychology, human development and sociology, emphasizing queer, feminist and ecological perspectives on the topic, and addresses questions such as: · What are the key theories used to understand variations in sexual orientation and gender identity? · How do Gay-Straight Alliances (GSA) affect LGBTQ youth? · How do LGBTQ people experience the transition to parenthood? · How does sexual orientation intersect with other key social locations, such as race, to shape experience and identity? · What are the effects of marriage equality on sexual minority individuals and couples? Top researchers and clinicians contribute to the 400 signed entries, from fields such as: · Psychology · Human Development · Gender/Queer Studies · Sexuality Studies · Social Work · Sociology The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies is an essential resource for researchers interested in an interdisciplinary perspective on LGBTQ lives and issues.

Ethical Issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice

Ethical Issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice Book
Author : Poornima Bhola,Ahalya Raguram
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-10-20
ISBN : 9811018081
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This edited volume comprehensively examines the critical ethical challenges that arise in the practice of counselling and psychotherapy. It translates philosophical positions and professional ethical guidelines in a way that can be applied to practice. The various chapters focus on specific ethical issues that emerge in working with a range of different client groups; for example, children, couples and families. While some ethical imperatives are common across the board, others could be more closely associated with certain client groups. Practitioners might experience uncertainty in working with vulnerable client groups; for example, lesbian/gay/transgender/intersex (LGBT) clients, or persons who report intimate partner violence. Several chapters raise questions, provide information and additional resources to enhance ethically informed practice. Chapter contributions also highlight the ethical dilemmas that might be unique to certain contexts; for example, private practice, schools and consultation-liaison settings. This volume also addresses contemporary and relatively less understood playing fields like ‘digital ethics’ related to therapist-client interface in the internet space and the navigation of ethical dilemmas in the newly emerging field of employee assistance programmes which address mental health needs in the corporate sector. Written by experienced practitioners of psychotherapy, and culturally contextualized, this is a valuable resource for academics and practitioners interested in psychotherapy and counselling.

Handbook of LGBT Affirmative Couple and Family Therapy

Handbook of LGBT Affirmative Couple and Family Therapy Book
Author : Jerry J. Bigner,Joseph L. Wetchler
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-05-04
ISBN : 1136340327
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The editors and contributors of this comprehensive text provide a unique and important contribution to LGBT clinical literature. Spanning 30 chapters, they discuss the diverse and complex issues involved in LGBT couple and family therapy. In almost 15 years, this book provides the first in-depth overview of the best practices for therapists and those in training who wish to work effectively with LGBT clients, couples, and families need to know, and is only the second of its kind in the history of the field. The clinical issues discussed include • raising LGBT children • coming out • elderly LGBT issues • sex therapy • ethical and training issues Because of the breadth of the book, its specificity, and the expertise of the contributing authors and editors, it is the definitive handbook on LGBT couple and family therapy.

Culturally Diverse Counseling

Culturally Diverse Counseling Book
Author : Elsie Jones-Smith
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2018-10-09
ISBN : 1483388271
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Culturally Diverse Counseling: Theory and Practice by Elsie Jones-Smith adopts a unique strengths-based approach in teaching students to focus on the positive attributes of individual clients and incorporate those strengths, along with other essential cultural considerations, into their diagnosis and treatment. With an emphasis on strengths as recommended in the 2017 multicultural guidelines set forth by the American Psychological Association (APA), this comprehensive text includes considerations for clinical practice with twelve groups, including older adults, immigrants and refugees, clients with disabilities, and multiracial clients. Each chapter includes practical guidelines for counselors, including opportunities for students to identify and curb their own implicit and explicit biases. A final chapter on social class, social justice, intersectionality, and privilege reminds readers of the various factors they must consider when working with clients of all backgrounds.

Handbook of Affirmative Psychotherapy with Lesbians and Gay Men

Handbook of Affirmative Psychotherapy with Lesbians and Gay Men Book
Author : Kathleen Ritter,Anthony I. Terndrup
Publisher : Guilford Press
Release : 2002-01-16
ISBN : 9781572307148
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Grounded in current research, this comprehensive volume lays thefoundations for effective, affirmative therapeutic practice with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients. Addressed are family of origin issues; coupleproblems, including sex therapy with same-sex partners; vocational andworkplace issues; and more. The extensive appendix lists a broad array of publications, advocacy groups, and Web-based resources for bothprofessionals and consumers. 12/01.

Creative Arts Therapies and the LGBTQ Community

Creative Arts Therapies and the LGBTQ Community Book
Author : Briana MacWilliam,Brian T Harris,Dana George Trottier,Kristin Long
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Release : 2019-06-21
ISBN : 1784508020
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Providing theory and practical interventions, this book is the perfect companion to creative arts therapy students and professionals who wish to work with the LGBTQ community and the unique challenges that sexual minorities, transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) clients face today. Considering ally development, unconscious bias and intersectionality, the book provides theory, case studies and practical guidance for working with this client group, as well as experiences emerging from within the LGBTQ and CATs community. The contributors cover a wide range of topics, from exploring sexuality and gender identity through portraiture to facilitating a music therapy group with transgender clients, and foster ally development in senior living communities through a multimodal approach. With research finding that people from the LGBTQ community are at increased risk of depression and anxiety, Creative Art Therapies and the LGBTQ Community provides indispensable guidance for therapists.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Solution Focused Brief Therapy Book
Author : Johnny S. Kim, Ph.D.
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2013-07-23
ISBN : 1483323447
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, by Johnny S. Kim, is the first book in the field to provide a practical overview of the essentials of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) from a multicultural perspective, including intervention skills, research, applications, and implications for practice. Case examples illustrate SFBT in action with a wide range of client populations. In addition, the book incorporates recommendations from the recently developed and approved SFBT treatment manual, published by the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy with the LGBT Community

Solution Focused Brief Therapy with the LGBT Community Book
Author : Rebekka Ouer
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-10-23
ISBN : 1317591909
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with the LGBT Community is a practical guide for mental health professionals who wish to increase their therapeutic skills and work more effectively with LGBT clients. This book shows how to help clients reach their goals in tangible, respectful ways by identifying and emphasizing the hope, resources, and strength already present within this population. Readers will increase their knowledge about the practical application of SFBT through case examples and transcripts, modified directly from the author’s work with the LGBT community, and by learning more about the miracle question, exceptions, scaling, compliments, coping, homework, and more.

Child Psychotherapy

Child Psychotherapy Book
Author : Robbie Adler-Tapia, PhD
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2012-06-22
ISBN : 0826106749
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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All too often children are diagnosed and medicated without the consideration that their symptoms may actually be a healthy response to stressful life events. This integrative guide for mental health practitioners who work with children underscores the importance of considering the etiology of a child's symptoms within a developmental framework before making a diagnosis. Providing advanced training and skills for working with children, the book guides the therapist, step-by-step, through assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment with a focus on the tenets of child development and a consideration of the impact of distressing life events. The book first addresses child development and the evolution of child psychotherapy from the perspectives of numerous disciplines, including recent findings in neurodevelopmental trauma and neurobiology. It discusses assessment measures, the impact of divorce and the forensic/legal environment on clinical practice, recommendations for HIPAA compliance, evidence-based best practices for treating children, and the requirements for an integrated treatment approach. Woven throughout are indications for case conceptualization including consideration of a child's complete environment. Key Features: Provides an integrative approach to child psychotherapy from the perspective of healthy development Offers an alternative to the medical model Discusses key theories of child development and psychotherapy Integrates a multimodal approach that considers a child's daily environment Includes a template for organizing and implementing a successful practice Features an instructorís manual and course syllabus

Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy

Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy Book
Author : Linda Weiner,Constance Avery-Clark
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2017-02-24
ISBN : 1317245822
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy: The Illustrated Manual is an illustrated manual that provides health professionals with specific information on the use of the structured touching opportunities used regularly by Sexologists to address their clients’ sexual difficulties (Sensate Focus 1) and enhance intimate relationships (Sensate Focus 2). This book is the only one to: vividly describe and illustrate the specific steps of, activities involved in, and positions associated with Sensate Focus; emphasize the purpose of Sensate Focus as a mindfulness-based practice; and distinguish between the purposes of Sensate Focus 1 and Sensate Focus 2. Through the use of artful drawings and descriptive text, this manual engages mental health and medical professionals and their clients by appealing to both the visual and the analytical. It discusses how modifications to Sensate Focus can be applied to diverse populations, such as LGBTQ clients, the elderly, the disabled, trauma survivors, and those with challenges such as Autism Spectrum, anxiety, and depression. The book also offers suggestions for dealing with common client difficulties such as avoidance, confusion, and goal directed attitudes. This comprehensive approach to Sensate Focus will remind readers of the beauty and power of touch while offering suggestions for moving from avoidance to sensory transcendence.

The Art of Sex Therapy Supervision

The Art of Sex Therapy Supervision Book
Author : James C. Wadley,Richard Siegel
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-08-06
ISBN : 1351271504
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Art of Sex Therapy Supervision is a collection of scholarly writings and case narratives that sheds light on issues that sex therapists face as supervisors or supervisees and provides techniques that can be adapted to fit clients' specific needs. Written by experts in a range of fields, this book covers a wide range of perspectives and methodologies for assisting diverse populations, including conservative Christians, LGBTQ clients, and those who exhibit out-of-control sexual behavior. It addresses individual, relational, and systemic engagement in the context of sexual function/dysfunction, and it also discusses obstructions clinicians can face when providing critical feedback to clients. This book will be useful for aspiring supervisors as well as those who supervise clinicians seeking licensure or certification.

Headcase

Headcase Book
Author : Stephanie Schroeder,Teresa Theophano
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2019
ISBN : 0190846593
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

"A provocative collection of texts and artwork by mental health consumers and providers alike, HEADCASE: LBGTQ Writers & Artists on Mental Health and Wellness breaks new ground in documenting issues in LGBTQ mental health care with superbly written and powerfully rendered personal and political stories and images"--

Multicultural Counseling Applications for Improved Mental Healthcare Services

Multicultural Counseling Applications for Improved Mental Healthcare Services Book
Author : Jegathesan, Anasuya Jegathevi,Abdullah, Siti Salina
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2018-10-12
ISBN : 1522560742
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The availability of practical applications, techniques, and case studies by international therapists is limited despite expansions to the fields of clinical psychology and counseling. As dialogues surrounding mental health grow in the East, it is important to maintain therapeutic modalities that ensure the highest level of patient-centered rehabilitation and care are met across global networks. Multicultural Counseling Applications for Improved Mental Healthcare Services is an essential reference source that discusses techniques in addressing different religions and cultures in counseling and therapy. The research in this publication provides a platform and a voice for Eastern therapists to contribute to the body of knowledge and build a more robust therapeutic framework for practitioners worldwide. Featuring topics such as psychotherapy, refugee counseling, and women empowerment, this book is ideally designed for mental health professionals, counselors, therapists, clinical psychologists, sociologists, social workers, researchers, students, and social science academicians seeking coverage on significant advances in therapy, as well as the skills, challenges, and abilities that practitioners facing diverse populations must manage on a daily basis.

REBT with Diverse Client Problems and Populations

REBT with Diverse Client Problems and Populations Book
Author : Windy Dryden,Michael E. Bernard
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-02-26
ISBN : 3030027236
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This practice-focused resource demonstrates effective uses of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy methods and techniques in treating clients across various conditions, settings, and subgroups. Client problems featured include both those often associated with REBT (e.g., anxiety, depression, anger) and others noted for complex presentations, difficulties with engagement, and impasses (e.g., addictions, suicidality, psychosis). Challenging treatment populations are covered as well, including women, couples, families, elder and pediatric clients, clients with disabilities, and sexual minorities. These stimulating cases show how well the diversity of clients and their concerns is matched by the flexibility of techniques and applications within REBT. In each chapter, expert therapists: · Identify concepts in REBT especially suited to approaching the problem or population. · Outline best REBT practices in assessment and treatment of the client(s). · Survey evidence-based non-REBT approaches most useful in complementing REBT. · Provide a brief case example representing appropriate REBT in action. · Assess their use of REBT in treating the problem or members of the population. A bedrock text for REBT scholar-practitioners, REBT with Diverse Populations and Problems is a testimony to the continuing usefulness of the therapy and its adaptability as client populations emerge and as the contexts of client problems evolve in response to a demanding world.

Therapist Self Disclosure

Therapist Self Disclosure Book
Author : Graham S. Danzer
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-08-30
ISBN : 135139827X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Therapist Self-Disclosure gives clinicians professional and practical guidance on how and when to self-disclose in therapy. Chapters weave together theory, research, case studies, and applications to examine types of self-disclosure, timing, factors and dynamics of the therapeutic relationship, ethics in practice, and cultural, demographic, and vulnerability factors. Chapter authors then examine self-disclosure with specific client populations, including clients who are LGBTQ, Christian, multicultural, suffering from eating disorders or trauma, in forensic settings, at risk for suicide, with an intellectual disability, or are in recovery for substance abuse.This book will very helpful to graduate students, early career practitioners, and more seasoned professionals who have wrestled with decisions about whether to self-disclose under various clinical circumstances.

Lgbtq Divorce and Relationship Dissolution

Lgbtq Divorce and Relationship Dissolution Book
Author : Abbie E. Goldberg,Adam P. Romero
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2018-12-12
ISBN : 0190635177
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What unique challenges face LGBTQ individuals in relationships or who are separating or divorcing, especially now that same-sex couples may marry? What issues might complicate the ending of relationships when children, multiple partners, or multiple parents are present? How do gender, gender transition, ethnicity, immigration status, economic status, geography, and other characteristics shape the experiences of divorcing or separating LGBTQ people? Finally, how can therapists and lawyers most effectively assist LGBTQ people whose relationships and families are dissolving? LGBTQ Divorce and Relationship Dissolution: Psychological and Legal Perspectives and Implications for Practice brings together social science and legal perspectives to examine the timely topic of relationship dissolution and divorce among sexual and gender minorities. The first edited book to tackle this topic in an informed, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary matter, this volume gathers and expands current knowledge on topics such as LGBTQ people's relationship and dissolution patterns; the divorce and child custody rules and processes that now apply to many LGBTQ families; and the surrounding political and cultural environment in the United States. It will also address practical issues such as mediation with same-sex couples who are separating or divorcing, financial planning, and family therapy for sexual minority parents and their children in the context of divorce/dissolution. With chapters contributed by leading scholars and practitioners from law, political science, psychology, sociology, and other disciplines, LGBTQ Divorce and Relationship Dissolution will be an invaluable resource for academics, practitioners, policymakers, and LGBTQ people. It will also be of interest to students in psychology, counseling, law, and LGBTQ and gender studies.

Multiple Minority Identities

Multiple Minority Identities Book
Author : Reginald Nettles, PhD,Rochelle Balter, PhD, JD
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2011-09-16
ISBN : 0826107036
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"[V]ery few texts cover such a broad range of diversity and intersecting identities."--PsycCRITIQUES This important volume chronicles a shift from the old multicultural paradigm that depicts members of a minority group as being limited to racial and ethnic categories, to a modern definition of minorities. Moreover, many of these stigmatized individuals belong to more than one minority group, resulting in stigmatization not only outside of their identified primary group, but also within it. Seeking to address the complex problems of individuals who claim more than one minority identification, the volume culls the accumulated wisdom of leaders in the field of minority research and practice and integrates the three major areas of multicultural and diversity studies in a single volume. It addresses social identity, power and privilege, AIDS, multiculturalism as it relates to gender, as well as ethnicity. It also discusses therapeutic approaches, supervisory issues, and interpersonal issues for practitioners. It provides self-administered inventories, to help clinicians assess their need for additional supervision or training. Key Features: Integrates ethnic and racial minority issues, gender and sexual orientation studies, and disability studies, all in one volume Addresses diversity within and between cultural and minority groups Presents the latest findings from experts in minority research and practice Establishes a new paradigm for understanding the impact of membership in a minority group Offers practical advice bolstered by case studies

Sexuality Counseling

Sexuality Counseling Book
Author : Christine Murray,Amber Pope,Ben Willis
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2016-01-12
ISBN : 1506350097
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Providing a comprehensive, research- and theory-based approach to sexuality counseling, Sexuality Counseling is grounded in an integrative, multi-level conceptual framework that addresses the various levels at which individuals experience sexuality. At each level (physiological, developmental, psychological, gender identity and sexual orientation, relational, cultural/contextual, and positive sexuality), authors Christine Murray, Amber Pope, and Ben Willis emphasize practical strategies for assessment and intervention. Interactive features, including case studies, application exercises, ethics discussions, and guided reflection questions, help readers apply and integrate the information as they develop the professional competency needed for effective practice.