Sociocultural and Service Issues in Working With Gay and Lesbian Clients
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Sociocultural and Service Issues in Working With Gay and Lesbian Clients by John Oliver

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Published by Rockefeller College Pr .
Written in English


  • Sociology

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Open LibraryOL11485459M
ISBN 100933681038
ISBN 109780933681033

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Meeting and truly understanding the needs of your Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) clients will help you avoid the most critical mistakes therapists can make. Navigating the challenges this rapidly changing population faces requires mindful awareness, sensitivity and the willingness to explore profound differences from the dominant, heteronormative culture. Psychologists work in different areas. Some work with medical teams to improve the overall wellbeing of the patients, some work independently researching or working with clients to provide solutions and suggestions for personal problems. Typical duties of a psychologist. Neuropsychologists conduct scientific research on behaviour and brain.   Offering expert guidance on working with sexual minority clients, this comprehensive volume combines developmental and sociocultural knowledge with clinical savvy. Provided is a solid understanding of lesbian and gay identity formation and the effects of social prejudice and s: 2. Book Description: The most comprehensive resource to date on the methods of empowerment with lesbian and gay clients, this book explores the history and politics of gay identity and explains the basis and development of the empowerment approach in social work practice in the United States.