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Becoming visible : counseling bisexuals across the lifespan

Author: Beth A Firestein
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007.
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"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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Becoming visible.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)989689674
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Beth A Firestein
ISBN: 9780231137249 0231137249
OCLC Number: 76937265
Awards: Runner-up for Lambda Literary Award, Bisexual category 2007
Description: xxvii, 441 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: becoming visible --
The construction and reconstruction of bisexuality : inventing and reinventing the self / Paula C. Rodríguez Rust --
A review of mental health research on bisexual individuals when compared to homosexual and heterosexual individuals / Brian Dodge and Theo G.M. Sandfort --
Bisexual women's and men's experiences of psychotherapy / Emily Page --
What's in a name? why women embrace or resist bisexual identity / Robyn Ochs --
Developmental and spiritual issues of young people and bisexuals of the next generation / Luke Entrup and Beth A. Firestein --
Counseling the bisexual married man / Greg Carlsson --
Cultural and relational contexts of bisexual women : implications for therapy / Beth A. Firestein --
Bisexuality and broken relationships : working with intimate partner violence / Sharon G. Horne and Shana V. Hamilton --
Bisexual inclusion in addressing issues of GLBT aging : therapy with older bisexual women and men / Bobbi Keppel and Beth A. Firestein --
Disability and bisexuality : confronting ableism at the intersection of gender and queer desire / Stacey L. Coffman. Addressing social invalidation to promote well-being for multiracial bisexuals of African descent / Raymond L. Scott --
Counseling at the intersection of identities : Asian/Pacific American bisexuals / James Fuji Collins --
Counseling bisexual Latinos : a minority within a minority / Luigi Ferrer and L. Angelo Jürgen Gómez --
Transgender identities and bisexual expression : implications for counselors / Dallas Denny --
Queer identities and bisexual identities : what's the difference? / Evalie Horner --
Gender expression in bisexual women : therapeutic issues and considerations / Heidi M. Levitt and Sara K. Bridges --
Counseling bisexuals in polyamorous relationships / Geri Weitzman --
Playing with sacred fire : building erotic communities / Loraine Hutchins --
Counseling bisexuals on BDSM lifestyle issues / William A. Henkin --
Training counselors to work ethically and effectively with bisexual clients / Tania Israel --
Counseling heterosexual spouses of bisexual or transgender partners / Amity Pierce Buxton.
Responsibility: [edited by] Beth A. Firestein.
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Offers 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. This  Read more...

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