Pt. I. Understanding Gay Youth: Society's Mirror -- Ch. 1. World of Gay Youth: From Exclusion to Inclusion -- Ch. 2. Dispelling Old Myths: Creating New Insights -- Ch. 3. Coming Out: Finding Freedom to Be -- Pt. II. Interventions With LGBT Young People: Supporting a Healthy Outlook -- Ch. 4. Counseling Youth on LGBT Issues: Toward Self-Acceptance -- Ch. 5. Speak Up and Share: Self-Expression and the Creative Arts -- Ch. 6. School Environment: Creating an Oasis of Safety -- Pt. III. Possibilities for LGBT Participation in Daily Life: Evolving Relationships and Communities -- Ch. 7. Parenting LGBT Children: A Foundation for Love and Support -- Ch. 8. "Coming In": LGBT Family Life -- Ch. 9. Community Counts: A Place for Friends and Family -- Ch. 10. Conclusion: A Last Look at a New Beginning -- Pt. IV. Creating Equality in Society: Resources and Supports -- Ch. 11. Resources on LGBT Issues for Youth and Adults: Celebrating Diversity -- Ch. 12. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Organizations: Support for All.
Introduction: how to read and use this book; Part I. History, contexts and debates in LGBTQ psychology: 1. Introducing LGBTQ psychology; 2. Key debates and perspectives; 3. Doing LGBTQ psychological research; Part II. Understanding social marginalisation in LGBTQ lives: 4. Diversity; 5. Prejudice and discrimination; 6. Health; Part III. LGBTQ experiences across the lifespan: 7. Young people, coming out and identity development; 8. Relationships; 9. Parenting and family; 10. Ageing and old age; Conclusion: 11. The future of LGBTQ psychology; Glossary.
"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."
Introduction : current and future research on lesbian, gay, and bisexual people -- Ch. 1. Substance use and abuse and mental health among sexual-minority youths : evidence from add health -- Ch. 2. Developmental and contextual factors and mental health among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths-- Ch. 3. Social anxiety and barriers to resilience among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents-- Ch. 4. What we got wrong about sexual identity development : unexpected findings from a longitudinal study of young women -- Ch. 5. Pregnancy among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents : influences of stigma, sexual abuse, and sexual orientation -- Ch. 6. Religion and health among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths : an empirical investigation and theoretical explanation -- Ch. 7. Estimating prevalence of mental and substance-using disorders among lesbians and gay men from existing national health data -- Ch. 8. Investigating lesbians' mental health and alcohol use : what is an appropriate comparison group? -- Ch. 9. Sexual behavior and sexual dysfunction in a community sample of lesbian and heterosexual women -- Ch. 10. Homophobia, poverty, and racism : triple oppression and mental health outcomes in Latino gay men -- Ch. 11. Lesbians and gay men at work : consequences of being out -- Ch. 12. Social threat, personal identity, and physical health in closeted gay men -- Ch. 13. Exploring sexual behaviors and sexual orientation : an ethnographic study of African American female crack cocaine users Ch. 14. Lesbian mothers and their children : findings from the contemporary families study
Prologue: Divided from Ourselves -- Ch. 1. A Sickness of the Soul -- Ch. 2. Haunted by Shame -- Ch. 3. From Gay Shame to Gay Pride -- Ch. 4. Affect, Sex, and Relationships -- Ch. 5. Partners in Intimacy -- Epilogue: Revisioning Our Lives, Reinventing Ourselves
"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."