The Battle for Normality

Author: G. J. M. van den Aardweg
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 0898706149
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Psychology

This book is primarily for those persons drawn towards homosexuality and who seek practical advice in order to change, or, at least, to deal with it constructively and responsably.

The Body in Autobiography and Autobiographical Novels

Author: Menotti Lerro
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781527519053
Release Date: 2018-10-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This volume explores a web of complex relationships between body and mind, discussing the efforts of individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds to define, to achieve, or to reject the “normal”; and, in some cases, to put something else in its place. After considering the problems arising from other people’s perceptions of non-standard bodies, the book turns to gender: is it written “upon the body”, established at birth, determined only by physical traits and distinguished by material things such as clothes; or is it written “within the body”, defined through the subject’s own feelings? It considers what happens when “males” consider themselves “female”, and “females” consider themselves “male”. It concludes with the analysis of four books, by different authors with different sexual orientations. Two of these volumes might be considered “genuine autobiographies”, while the other two are novels which include numerous autobiographical features that reflect the authors’ own thoughts.

Homosexuality and the Catholic Church

Author: Fr. John F. Harvey, O.S.F.S.
Publisher: Ascension Press
Release Date: 2014-06-25
Genre: Religion

As the founder and director of the Courage and Encourage support groups, Fr. John Harvey is aware of the sensitive nature of homosexuality. With his extensive experience ministering to those with same-sex attraction, Fr. Harvey presents the Church’s teaching in an objective and pastorally-sensitive manner. Priests, religious, and laity alike will benefit from the many questions considered here, including: What is the basis of the Church’s teaching regarding homosexuality What do many consider to be the cause of same-sex attraction? Can a person overcome same-sex attraction? Why is it important for civil law to limit marriage to one man and one woman? How can a person live the virtue of chastity joyfully?

Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man

Author: Jack Drescher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317771326
Release Date: 2014-05-22
Genre: Psychology

Do the conventional insights of depth psychology have anything to offer the gay patient? Can contemporary psychoanalytic theory be used to make sense of gay identities in ways that are helpful rather than hurtful, respectful rather than retraumatizing? In Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man Jack Drescher addresses these very questions as he outlines a therapeutic approach to issues of sexual identity that is informed by traditional therapeutic goals (such as psychological integration and more authentic living) while still respecting, even honoring, variations in sexual orientation. Drescher's exploration of the subjectivities of gay men in psychoanalytic psychotherapy is more than a long-overdue corrective to the inadequate and often pathologizing tomes of traditional psychoanalytic writers. It is a vitally human testament to the richly varied inner experiences of gay men. Drescher does not assume that sexual orientation is the entire or even major focus of intensive psychotherapy. But he does argue, passionately and convincingly, that issues of sexual identity - which encompass a spectrum of possibilities for any gay man - must be addressed in an atmosphere of honest encounter that allows not only for exploration of conflict and dissociation but also for restitutive confirmation of the patient's right to be himself. Through its abundance of first-person testimony from both clinical and literary sources, Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man provides the reader with an unforgettable grasp of what it is like to discover that one is gay in our society and then to find the courage and humanity to live with that knowledge. Any mental health professional - regardless of his or her sexual orientation - who wishes to deal therapeutically with gay men will find Drescher's work indispensable. But it will also be compelling reading for anyone seeking psychological insight into gay men's lives and concerns.

Coming out straight

Author: Richard A. Cohen
Publisher: Oakhill Pr
ISBN: UOM:49015002599612
Release Date: 2000-07-31
Genre: Medical

Psychoterapist Cohen presents his plan for transitioning from gay to straight.

The Forge

Author: José María Escrivá de Balaguer
Publisher: Scepter Publishers
ISBN: 1889334529
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Spiritual life

The Bible and Homosexual Practice

Author: Robert A. J. Gagnon
ISBN: UOM:39015053515436
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Religion

In this book, Gagnon offers the most thorough analysis to date of the biblical texts relating to homosexuality. This book powerfully challenges attempts to identify love & inclusivity with affirmation of homosexual practice.

Mental Health Issues in Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Communities

Author: Billy E. Jones
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1585620696
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Medical

This timely work offers compelling facts and insights in a concise yet comprehensive format, bringing together the latest research and clinical practice related to these four distinct communities (self-identified lesbian women and gay men and bisexual and transgender individuals)

The Forge

Author: Jose Maria Escriva De Balaguer
Publisher: Scepter Publishers
ISBN: 0933932561
Release Date:
Genre: Religion

First Things

ISBN: UOM:39015081910260
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Religion and sociology