Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Identities over the Lifespan

Author: Anthony R. D'Augelli
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195359623
Release Date: 1995-02-09
Genre: Psychology

Over the last fifteen years, psychological research regarding sexual orientation has seen explosive growth. In this book, Anthony R. D'Augelli and Charlotte J. Patterson bring together top experts to offer a comprehensive overview of what we have discovered--and what we still need to learn--about lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities. Writing in clear, nontechnical language, the contributors cover a range of topics, including conceptions of sexual identity, development over the lifespan, family and other personal relationships, parenting, and bigotry and discrimination. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities Over the Lifespan is essential reading for researchers, students, social scientists, mental health practitioners, and general readers who seek the most up-to-date and authoritative treatment of the subject available.

Contemporary Perspectives on Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Identities

Author: Debra A. Hope
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 038709556X
Release Date: 2008-12-11
Genre: Psychology

Debra A. Hope The Nebraska Symposium on Motivation is steeped in history and tradition. Over the years the series editors have striven to maintain the highest standards of a- demic excellence and to highlight some of the most important trends in psychology. Perusing the chapter titles in the first 53 volumes shows the shifting emphasis as the science of psychology developed in the latter half of the twentieth century. All of the most important topics are there — drive theory, social learning, the cognitive revolution, developing perspectives on understanding individual differences and the role of culture, and the increasing role of neuroscience. The key figures are there as well — Harry Harlow, Kenneth Spence, Raymond Cattell, George Kelly, Albert Bandura, Carl Rogers, Carroll Izard, Walter Mischel, Sandra Bem, Sandra Spence, Herbert Simon, David Barlow, and many others. In late 2004, I met with a group of interested graduate students, and together we developed a proposal to join this long and proud tradition with a volume on sexual orientation. Our motivation stemmed, in part, from the events around us. The same-sex m- riage debate was covered extensively in the media, reflecting a rapid and important discussion about sexual orientation that we were having (and are still having) as a society. Psychology and related fields have much to offer on many of the issues raised in this debate.

Psychological Perspectives on Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Experiences

Author: Linda Garnets
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231124139
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Social Science

This volume is a valuable compendium of the best thinking on psychological issues affecting lesbians, gays, and bisexuals. The second edition includes new articles addressing such timely topics as choice of sexual orientation; racism in the lesbian, gay, and bisexual communities; legal recognition of same-gender relationships and children of lesbian and gay parents; the impact of AIDS on adolescents and older people; and healthcare barriers confronted by lesbians, gays, and bisexuals.

Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Identities and Youth

Author: Anthony R. D'Augelli
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195119527
Release Date: 2001
Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

The essays in this important volume explore the psychological dimensions of lesbian, gay and bisexual teenagers' identities from puberty to adulthood. The contributors present authoritative, research-based reviews of this ever-increasing area of study and social concern.

Becoming Visible

Author: Beth A. Firestein
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231137249
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Psychology

Becoming Visible offers cutting-edge psychological perspectives on bisexual and queer identities and the cultural and mental health issues facing bisexual, lesbian, gay, queer, and questioning individuals and their partners. Essential for any professional seeking to provide "best practice" services to this population, Becoming Visible addresses the therapeutic needs of bisexuals at every stage of the life cycle. This volume explores why some people resist identity labels and what bisexual men and women consider exemplary and harmful in their therapeutic experiences. It also helps practitioners distinguish between the stresses brought on by being part of a sexual minority and the clinical symptoms that indicate serious mental health issues. It includes research on ethnic minority bisexuals, youth, elders, gender-variant individuals, and bisexuals engaging in alternative lifestyles and sexual practices such as polyamory and BDSM. Edited by a psychologist who specializes in sexual-orientation and gender-identity issues and with contributions from scholars and professionals from multiple disciplines, the book embraces perspectives from the empirical to the phenomenological, and outlines both scientific and practice-based approaches to the subject while carefully considering the psychological, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of the issues confronting bisexual men and women. Becoming Visible is a crucial step in the improved mental health and well-being of bisexuals, transgender individuals, and other sexual minorities. This book offers a path toward awareness and compassion for those who seek to understand, treat, and empower this underserved and frequently misunderstood group of mental health clients.

Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Aging

Author: Douglas Kimmel
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231509855
Release Date: 2006-06-22
Genre: Social Science

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging brings together cutting-edge research, practical information, and innovative thinking regarding the characteristics and processes of aging among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Written by experts in the field, the book covers a range of subjects and provides a comprehensive knowledge base for practitioners, students, and researchers. Contributors address topics such as sexuality, relationships, legal issues, retirement planning, physical and mental health, substance abuse, community needs, gay and lesbian grandparents, and a model agency dedicated to delivering services to the senior LGBT population. Their writing takes a gay-affirmative approach that focuses on resilience, coping, and successful adaptation to aging and is sensitive to the importance of historical oppression in the lives of older members of sexual minorities. The authors also pay close attention to ethnic and cultural issues and identify where further research is needed. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging is a groundbreaking collection of some of the most significant voices in this area of research today. Gerontologists and those who serve the LGBT community are in great need of the information contained in this singular and definitive resource.

Substance Use Disorders in Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Clients

Author: Sandra C. Anderson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231512695
Release Date: 2009-07-01
Genre: Social Science

Internalized homophobia, alienation, poor support structures, and high levels of depression all contribute to substance abuse among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, with social activity at bars and clubs reinforcing addictive behavior. The threat of bias in treatment programs also prevents many from seeking help. An essential resource for human service professionals searching for the latest research on these unique issues, this volume features both state of the art practice methods for treating substance use disorders and up-to-date analyses of sexual orientation and gender identity issues, heterosexism, and the ethical challenges of working with the LGBT community. Sandra Anderson discusses practice with individuals, couples, families, and small groups, as well as practice at the program level. Drawing on case studies with her own clients and from social service agencies that treat LGBT clients, Anderson emphasizes evidence-based treatment models, including motivational enhancement therapy, contingency management, the matrix model, and community reinforcement. Packed with recommendations for effective practice, this singular volume confronts the obstacles faced not only by clients with addictions but also by the LGBT population as a whole.

Therapy and Beyond

Author: Martin Milton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470797587
Release Date: 2010-10-26
Genre: Psychology

Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues presents an overview of the origins, current practices, and potential future of the discipline of counselling psychology. Presents an up-to-date review of the knowledge base behind the discipline of counselling psychology that addresses the notion of human wellbeing and critiques the concept of ‘psychopathology’ Includes an assessment of the contributions that counselling psychology makes to understanding people as individuals, in their working lives, and in wider social domains Offers an overview of counselling psychology's contributions beyond the consulting room, including practices in the domain of spirituality, the arts and creative media, and the environmental movement Critiques contemporary challenges facing research as well as the role that research methods have in responding to questions about humanity and individual experience

Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Identities in Families

Author: Charlotte Patterson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: STANFORD:36105020189010
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Psychology

Breaking through long-held presumptions about family relationships, this volume acknowledges that lesbian, gay and bisexual identities are an important facet of life in many families, and for the first time examines the entire rich experience of such relationships, in contrast to studies which have looked exclusively at the lives and origins of lesbian and gay couples. Taking advantage of a wealth of new research -- which however up to now has been scattered in multiple, hard-to-locate sources -- the authors present the first authoritative examination of the many different kinds of family relationships sustained by lesbian, gay, and bisexual people.

Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Author: Charlotte J. Patterson, Ph.D.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199765218
Release Date: 2012-11-29
Genre: Psychology

The first authoritative summary of its kind in this area, the Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation is the primary resource for the many researchers, including a new generation of investigators, who are continuing to advance understanding in this field. The volume editors along with other leading experts, contribute an extraordinary review of contemporary psychological research and theory on sexual orientation in their specific fields of work.

Pink Therapy

Author: Davies
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335231324
Release Date: 1996-05-01
Genre: Performing Arts

This is the first British guide for counsellors and therapists working with people who are lesbian, gay or bisexual. It provides a much needed overview of lesbian, gay and bisexual psychology, and examines some of the differences between lesbians, gays and bisexuals, and heterosexuals. Pink Therapy proposes a model of gay affirmative therapy, which challenges the prevailing pathologizing models.

New Horizons in Multicultural Counseling

Author: Gerald Monk
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412916769
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Psychology

Offering a fresh theoretical perspective and packed with powerful strategies, New Horizons in Multicultural Counseling clarifies the complexity of culture in our increasingly globalized society. Counselors will find practice-based strategies to help them progress in their clinical practice and gain cultural competence.

Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Author: Charlotte J. Patterson, Ph.D.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199765218
Release Date: 2012-11-29
Genre: Psychology

The first authoritative summary of its kind in this area, the Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation is the primary resource for the many researchers, including a new generation of investigators, who are continuing to advance understanding in this field. The volume editors along with other leading experts, contribute an extraordinary review of contemporary psychological research and theory on sexual orientation in their specific fields of work.