Working with Gay Men and Lesbians in Private Psychotherapy Practice

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Psychology Press, 1998 - Social Science - 107 pages
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Working with Gay Men and Lesbians in Private Psychotherapy Practice is written for private practitioners solely by private practice clinicians who specialize in the treatment of gay men or lesbians. Focusing on numerous clinical issues that gays and lesbians often deal with, Working with Gay Men and Lesbians in Private Psychotherapy Practice also offers you proven guidance for maintaining and promoting your psychotherapy practice as a business.

You will explore issues such as whether the therapist should disclose her/his sexual orientation, and how the therapist should address the degree to which internalized stigma about sexual orientation may impact the client's concerns about the process of therapy in general. This insightful volume also focuses on the special complexities introduced to psychotherapy by managed care. You'll find detailed, practical information about:
  • a strategic plan for establishing, marketing, and developing aprivate practice in l/g/b psychology
  • staying abreast of the latest research and trends in gay/lesbianmental health
  • treatment planning with gay and lesbian clients
  • lesbian/gay couples counseling
  • multiple identity and gender issues particular to culture andethnicity
  • boundary issuesWorking with Gay Men and Lesbians in Private Psychotherapy Practice tackles how to therapeutically respond to the issues of gay men and lesbians. The practical strategies and specific suggestions can be directly incorporated into your work with gay and lesbian clients to ensure your success in confronting the specific issues and challenges they face.







 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Marketing Strategies
29
Therapeutic
43
Clinical and Practical Considerations in Private Practice
59
Boundary Issues in Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy
77
Treatment Planning for Gay and Lesbian Clients
95
Index
107
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