Counseling Gay Men and Lesbians: A Practice Primer
Book: Counseling Gay Men and Lesbians: A Practice Primer , by Bob Barret, Colleen Logan, ISBN10: 0534550843, ISBN13: 9780534550844, Cengage Learning, July 2001, Paperback
This book aims to assist readers in learning practical approaches to counseling and psychotherapy with gay and lesbian clients. Drawn from the authors' clinical experience as well as research studies, this book will help mental health professionals expand their repertoire of counseling interventions. This book's unique aspect is its focus on direct clinical application.
Advises counselors and other helping professionals on working with gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered individuals. Focus is on predicting potential challenges and developing clinical skills. Each chapter begins with a hypothetical case, then provides background context, and ends with specific suggestions for clinical practice. Some subjects discussed include substance abuse, coming out, couples, parenting, spirituality, and youth. Clinical examples provide demonstrations of issues that clients and counselors face. Barret is affiliated with the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Logan is affiliated with the University of Houston-Victoria. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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