Lesbian Epiphanies

Autor: John Dececco, Phd
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317765915
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Exploring identity development and gender orientation, Lesbian Epiphanies: Women Coming Out in Later Life contains firsthand information about the experiences and difficulties of women who discover and reveal their newfound lesbian sexuality in later life. Psychologists, social workers, counselors, and professors will find that Lesbian Epiphanies is the first book to extensively quote from interviews of lesbians and bisexuals who had entered into heterosexual marriages. From the analysis of these 24 interviews, the psychological, erotic, and social processes of women who come out as lesbians or bisexuals after a heterosexual marriage are clearly explained so you can better assist your clients throughout this coming-out process. Discussing the personal and societal standards which clouded early self-awareness for these women, Lesbian Epiphanies lifts the veil of confusion to clearly illuminate the issues at hand to assist you in understanding and helping your clients. From the case studies in this important book, you will learn how some women came to realize their same gender attractions and the barriers they faced, including negative attitudes toward lesbian women and the lack of strong role models. Helpful and informative, Lesbian Epiphanies explores the development of sexual identity in women in the Unites States today and provides you with essential information to help you improve your services to lesbian and bisexual clients by: examining how the role of marriage in American culture stifles a woman’s self-awareness of her sexuality in order to help clients avoid the mistake of a heterosexual marriage before husbands and children are involved examining reasons behind the lack of valuable sexual information in America that limits a woman’s general awareness of herself, her body, her sexuality, and her life options understanding the challenges that lesbians and bisexuals experience when attempting to establish their true identities to assist your clients in overcoming these barriers suggesting support groups for clients who are having a difficult time becoming used to the ideas and feelings of some same gender attractions This insightful book knocks down the sociological and psychological barriers that keep women from realizing or acknowledging their real sexual orientation by dispelling societal and cultural myths about what it means to be a woman in the United States. Offering you invaluable advice on how to help clients effectively and happily live with their new identities, Lesbian Epiphanies provides solutions to the challenges that women experience in establishing their other-than-heterosexual orientation in a heterosexist society.

Late Bloomers

Autor: Robin McCoy
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595162274
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Join thirty-eight smart, funny, sexy women over forty as they take you on their exuberant journeys of awakening lesbianism. What they have to say will make you laugh, will make you cry, and most certainly will make you reach for your bedmate.

Coming Out And Disclosures

Autor: Ski Hunter
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0789026899
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LGBT persons face multiple challenges when entering the coming out process, regardless of their age or place in society. Coming Out and Disclosures: LGBT Persons Across the Life Span is a comprehensive guide to the coming out process for LGBT individuals, how to prepare for disclosure, and how disclosure is received in various groups. The book examines sexual orientation and identities; developmental models of coming out; disclosure in adolescence, midlife, or later; coming out to parents and family members; and disclosure outside the family. The book also provides practitioners with guidelines for working with clients who want to make disclosures. Coming Out and Disclosures: LGBT Persons Across the Life Span brings together into a single source the latest research and current thought on the experiences of LGBT persons in a heterosexist society. This resource, which is also useful as a supplemental textbook, can be used as a guide to practice for professionals and can be used for in-service training and workshops. This invaluable book has an extensive bibliography. Topics in Coming Out and Disclosures: LGBT Persons Across the Life Span include the meaning of sexual identity across various populations, an overview of coming out in the heterosexist world, detailed analysis of the coming out process, examination of the coming out process at different ages, an overview of disclosures in the heterosexist world, detailed analysis of disclosures to parents and family members across various cultures, suggested interventions based on coming out models, special issues experienced in coming out, strategies to facilitate disclosures, and more. Coming Out and Disclosures: LGBT Persons Across the Life Span is an essential guide for any LGBT individual preparing to enter the coming out process, and practitioners in the helping professions, such as social work, counseling, and mental health.

Lesbian Couples

Autor: D. Merilee Clunis
Publisher: Seal Press (CA)
ISBN: 9781580051316
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Written with lesbian couples and their special needs in mind, this guide to navigating the tricky waters of lesbian relationships focuses on a wide range of issues, including butch-femme, transgender identity, monogamy, bisexuality, and much more. Original.

Women And Therapy In The Last Third Of Life

Autor: Valory Mitchell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317987306
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What is distinct about the last third of life, about women, that makes psychotherapy different? In this diverse collection, the psychological meanings and challenges of the last third of life are explored, as the capacity of the psyche expands, sense of time changes, and some questions take on new vibrance and urgency. Some chapters shine their light on women therapy clients - on their precarious sociocultural predicament in a sexist/ageist time and place, on intrapsychic changes that follow from changing bodies, relationships, involvements and emergent needs of the self. Other chapters enter the largely unexplored territory of changes in the therapy process itself - where some decide against therapy altogether, while others describe a rich revision of familiar elements of therapy, greater authentic presence, a changed standpoint on the power of the therapeutic relationship. Standing inside the ‘‘last third’’ and looking back on their own lives, several women psychotherapists offer a rare window into their private experience across time and their perspectives on the challenges and the gifts that they, and other women, may realize in the last third of their lives as they consider who they have become, who they are, and who they can be. This book was based on a special issue of Women and Therapy.

Lesbian Gay Bisexual And Transgender Aging

Autor: Douglas Kimmel
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231509855
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging brings together cutting-edge research, practical information, and innovative thinking regarding the characteristics and processes of aging among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Written by experts in the field, the book covers a range of subjects and provides a comprehensive knowledge base for practitioners, students, and researchers. Contributors address topics such as sexuality, relationships, legal issues, retirement planning, physical and mental health, substance abuse, community needs, gay and lesbian grandparents, and a model agency dedicated to delivering services to the senior LGBT population. Their writing takes a gay-affirmative approach that focuses on resilience, coping, and successful adaptation to aging and is sensitive to the importance of historical oppression in the lives of older members of sexual minorities. The authors also pay close attention to ethnic and cultural issues and identify where further research is needed. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging is a groundbreaking collection of some of the most significant voices in this area of research today. Gerontologists and those who serve the LGBT community are in great need of the information contained in this singular and definitive resource.

Hate Crimes

Autor: Kevin Berrill
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9780803942448
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Read Two Books And Let S Talk Next Week

Autor: Janice Maidman Joshua
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
File Size: 53,17 MB
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A complete guide to more than 300 of the best reading resources for use in your practice Bibliotherapy can be a valuable adjunct to virtually any psychotherapeutic approach. Recommending books that focus on your clients’ core problem issues helps them see that they are not alone in their suffering. It also may help them more rapidly gain insight and a more realistic sense of control regarding their situation. And, by extending the therapeutic process beyond the therapist’s office, bibliotherapy functions as a valuable cost-containment strategy. But, with thousands of self-help titles to choose from, how do you separate the wheat from the chaff and find the best match between client and book? Read Two Books and Let’s Talk Next Week provides you with the detailed information you’ll need to confidently navigate the vast, ever-growing sea of self-help literature. Organized by nineteen major presenting problems, it features reviews of more than 300 of the best self-help books published over the past thirty years. Each summary includes: A concise synopsis detailing the book’s main subject area and its author’s approach A description of the three major client groups for whom the book is appropriate Five main therapeutic insights readers may gain by reading the book Complete publishing information to facilitate easy access

Seeking Virginia

Autor: Karol Jensen
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 055708752X
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The woman in this story was born at a time when she was firmly told she was a girl and she would grow up to have relationships with boys. She was given a map: To be normal, she was supposed to follow the map. Through the years she found males she liked but there were always females she liked better She thought she was weird ' the only woman who liked women that way. We hear this story more often these days; women who come out of the closet as lesbians later and later in their lives. The author was so interested in this issue that she researched the lives of 25 women and wrote a book about their experiences (Lesbian Epiphanies: Women Coming Out in Later Life. Harrington Park Press, Binghamton, New York. (1999). This current book, this memoir, tells the story of one woman, following her from childhood to coming out, tracing her relationships that were satisfying and not. This memoir is a tender, sad, joyous, intense story of a woman who finds her real self, her genuine sexual self, after years of seeking.

Dear John I Love Jane

Autor: Candace Walsh
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 158005384X
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The new buzzword in female sexuality is “sexual fluidity”—the idea that for many women, sexual identity can shift over time, often in the direction of same-sex relationships. Examples abound in popular culture, from actress Cynthia Nixon, who left her male partner of 15 years to be with a woman, to writer and comedienne Carol Leifer, who divorced her husband for the same reason. In a culture increasingly open to accepting this fluidity, Dear John, I Love Jane is a timely, fiercely candid exploration of female sexuality and personal choice. The book is comprised of essays written by a broad spectrum of women, including a number of well-known writers and personalities. Their stories are sometimes funny, sometimes painful—but always achingly honest—accounts of leaving a man for a woman, and the consequences of making such a choice. Arousing, inspiring, bawdy, bold, and heartfelt, Dear John, I Love Jane is an engrossing reflection of a new era of female sexuality.