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The Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy Treatment Planner

J. M. Evosevich and Michael Avriette
John Wiley & Sons. 2000.

Features pre–written treatment plan components (behavioral definitions, long–term goals, short–term objectives, therapeutic interventions, and DSM–IV diagnoses) for special problems faced by gay and lesbian clients. This planner includes coverage of issues such as helping gay and lesbian clients cope with adoption, abusive partners, coming–out, hate crimes, internalized homophobia, rape, religious shame, AIDS/HIV, suicidal ideation, etc. Psychologists, counselors, therapists, and other professionals who work with gay and lesbian clients will find this planner invaluable.

Sexuality: A Biopsychosocial Approach

Dr. Chess Denman
Palgrave Macmillan. 2003.

Of interest to psychotherapists and counsellors of all kinds, this text describes key issues and controversies in human sexuality as they present in therapy practice. The author uses the biopsychosocial approach to human behaviour to analyze sexual behaviour, object choice, transgendered experience, sexual problems, transgressive sex and sex therapy. Issues of sexuality in the consulting room, including transference and countertransference, are discussed and, throughout, therapeutic approaches to sexual problems are presented. The human capacity for inventive imagining is presented as an important force for beneficial change and, in relation to sexuality, discussed in terms of the 'erotic imagination'.

Conversations about Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Janis S. Bohan, Glenda M. Russell, et al.
New York University Press. 1999.

Based on the belief that thoughtful dialogue can engender positive change, this work explores the implications for psychology of both essentialist and social-constructionist understandings of sexual orientation. An introduction presenting basic theoretical frameworks is followed by three application sections dealing with clinical practice, research and theory, and public policy. In each, the discussion takes the form of a conversation, as the authors first consider essentialist and constructionist approaches to the topic under review. Scholars chosen for their particular fields of expertise then present their reponses to these thoughts.

Mental health and social wellbeing of gay men, lesbians and bisexuals in England and Wales


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A systematic review of mental disorder, suicide, and deliberate self harm in lesbian, gay and bisexual people

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