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Intersectionality, Sexuality and Psychological Therapies : Working with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Diversity.

Author: Roshan das Nair; Catherine Butler
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2012. ©2012.
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This book explores the diversity in lesbian, gay, and bisexual lives, with the aim of opening up therapists' understanding of this diversity so that they can work in an ethical, supportive and non-discriminatory way with these individuals. Offers a comprehensive look at diversity within LGB populations, including the interactions between different areas of social difference using contemporary approaches Focuses on  Read more...
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das Nair, Roshan
Intersectionality, Sexuality and Psychological Therapies : Working with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Diversity
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2012
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roshan das Nair; Catherine Butler
ISBN: 9781119967439 1119967430
OCLC Number: 1014194069
Description: 1 online resource (254 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Title Page --
Copyright --
Dedication --
Contributors --
Catherine Butler --
Roshan das Nair --
Sonja Ellis --
Sarah Fairbank --
Stuart Gibson --
Susan Hansen --
Stephen Higgins --
Adam Jowett --
Elizabeth Peel --
Damien W. Riggs --
Esther D. Rothblum --
Sonya Thomas --
Foreword --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
Intersectionality --
The Scope of this Book --
The Structure of the Book --
Chapter 1: Intersecting Identities --
Defining Culture --
Cultural Competence --
Intersectionality --
Not Reinventing the Wheel --
Conclusion: Moving from Matrices of Oppression to Conditions of Possibility --
Guidelines for Good Practice --
Chapter 2: Gender --
Gender and (Mainstream) Psychology --
The Impact of Critical Social Psychology --
Gender and Sociology --
Sexism, Heterosexism and Heteronormativity --
Gender and Minority Sexuality --
Gender and LGB Trans People --
Summary --
Guidelines for Good Practice --
Chapter 3: Race and Ethnicity --
Unpacking Ethnicity --
Multiple Sites of Oppression --
BME Folk and LGB Identity --
Coming Out and BME People --
Linking Race and Homophobia --
Linking Sexuality and Racism --
The Costs of Visibility and Invisibility --
The Body in the Sexuality/Ethnicity Nexus --
The Therapist as an Agent of Change --
Summary --
Guidelines for Good Practice --
Chapter 4: Religion --
Reading Religious Texts --
Islam --
Christianity --
Hinduism --
Working from a Position of Non-Belief --
Conclusions --
Guidelines for Good Practice --
Chapter 5: Refugees and Asylum Seekers --
Literature on LGB Asylum Seekers --
Phases of Exile --
Psychological Issues --
Supporting LGB Asylum Seekers and Refugees --
Conclusion --
Guidelines for Good Practice --
Chapter 6: Social Class --
What is Social Class? --
Why is Class Relevant to Sexuality? --
Class and Psychological Therapies --
The Class/Sexuality Nexus. Negotiating LGB and Working Class Identities --
The Impact of Sexuality on Socio-Economic Status --
Guidelines for Good Practice --
Chapter 7: Physical Health --
Health Disparities Between LGB People and the General Population --
Living with Chronic Illness as an LGB Person --
Summary --
Guidelines for Good Practice --
Chapter 8: Mental Health --
Mental Health and Psychological Wellbeing of LGB People --
Coming Out and Homonegativity --
The Effects of Discrimination, Disadvantage, and Disenfranchisement --
Issues Across the Lifespan --
Sexual Issues of People with Severe and Enduring Mental Health Problems --
What are the Issues that Non-Heterosexuals Face in Mental Health Services? --
Accessing Mental Health Services --
Guidelines for Good Practice --
Chapter 9: Disability --
Intersectionality --
Discrimination in Dominant Society: The Heterosexual Non-Disabled Mainstream --
Discrimination in LGB Communities --
Discrimination in the Disability Movement --
Forming an Identity --
Coming Out Versus Passing --
Growing Up --
Relationships --
Sex --
Learning Disabilities --
HIV/AIDS --
Conclusion --
Guidelines for Good Practice --
Chapter 10: Age and Ageing --
Young People --
Midlife Concerns --
Bisexual Experiences --
Older Adults --
Sexuality in Later Years --
Caveats --
Diversity in Practice --
Guidelines for Good Practice --
Chapter 11: From Invert to Intersectionality: Understanding the Past and Future of Sexuality --
Progress --
Intersectionality as a Continuum --
Locating Ourselves and Our Intersecting Identities --
Looking to the Future --
Index.

Abstract:

This book explores the diversity in lesbian, gay, and bisexual lives, with the aim of opening up therapists' understanding of this diversity so that they can work in an ethical, supportive and non-discriminatory way with these individuals. Offers a comprehensive look at diversity within LGB populations, including the interactions between different areas of social difference using contemporary approaches Focuses on the practitioner, illustrating concepts with vignettes and case studies for implementing practical applications Emphasizes gender balance, fully exploring both male and female perspectives on each topic Encompasses different perspectives, including critical health psychology, discursive psychology, intersectionality, critical and cultural theory, and post-colonial discourse, while remaining accessible to all.

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