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Casebook for Counseling LGBT Persons and Their Families

Casebook for Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons and Their Families
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"Editors Dworkin and Pope have pulled together an 'A-list' group of both counselors and psychologists who apply the ALGBTIC's competencies to a variety of case studies. The authors display a dedication, creativity, and attention to detail about responding to challenges in many spheres that is both thoughtful and inspiring. The Casebook for Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons and Their Families is an engaging book that ought to be on the shelf of every counselor who cares for LGBT clients, in other words, every counselor."


"The authors of this unique work favour a client-centered, affirmative, and empowering approach...that demonstrates the importance of looking beyond individual differences to explain psychological difficulties, and of taking into account the impact of society and social norms on the psychological health of LGBT individuals. This book is a useful tool for therapists who wish to learn more about the challenges that LGBT individuals face."

-Canadian Psychology

This timely and powerful book seeks to fill the training gap in working with LGBTQQI clients and their families. Thirty-two captivating case studies examine contemporary issues affecting these populations to assist students, practicing counselors, and other mental health professionals in assessment, treatment planning, and implementation. The emphasis is on what is said and done in actual counseling sessions, including diagnosis; interventions used, treatment goals, and outcomes; transference and countertransference issues; other multicultural considerations; and recommendations for further counseling or training.

Experts in the field address a wide range of issues across the topical areas of individual development, relationship concerns, contextual matters, and wellness. The cases presented include coming out; counseling intersex, bisexual, and transsexual clients; partner and marriage counseling; parenting issues; aging; working with rural clients and African American, Native American, Latino/a, Asian, and multiracial individuals; sexual minority youth; HIV; sexual and drug addictions; people with disabilities; binational couples; work and career; domestic violence; spirituality and religion; sexual issues; and women’s health.
edited by Sari H. Dworkin and Mark Pope
February 01, 2012