"This manual is for all therapists, counsellors, other clinicians, nurses and doctors assessing or treating clients who have substance use and/or mental health concerns.
This manual will help create an environment where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, two-spirit, intersex, and queer (LGBTTTIQ) clients feel comfortable indentifying themselves as such.
Includes: interview items that can be used to facilitate discussion during assessment or early in treatment; an assessment form and guide to be used with a standard substance use, mental health, or other service assessment; background information to help clinicians use the ARQ2 guide; a glossary of concepts and terms."
"Offers innovative, practical interventions plus homework, handouts, worksheets, and hands-on activities tailored to these populations. Use the notebook to explore the issues surrounding coming out, homophobia in the workplace, spirituality, identity formation, and issues that require a non-hetorsexist approach, such as domestic violence and relationship concerns. Grounded in current theory, each chapter explains the rationale for the activity it proposes, includes contraindications, and provides a list of helpful resources for therapists and clients."