The Impact of Bias
For more than half a century, The Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP) has produced position statements on relevant and controversial psychiatric topics. This latest monograph, Homosexuality and the Mental Health Professions: The Impact of Bias,continues a tradition of timely publications...
Published February 5th 2015 by Routledge
An Interdisciplinary Discussion
Extremely gender variant children and adolescents (minors), increasingly referred to as 'trans' or 'transgender children,' are small in number. In recent years, their situation has become highly sensationalized, whilst the matter of how to best treat them remains an area of controversy. A growing...
Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge
Psychoanalytic Approaches to Same-Sex Couples and Families
What does it mean to be member of a gay/lesbian couple or family? The contributors to Uncoupling Convention: Psychoanalytic Approaches to Same-Sex Couples and Families address this question by drawing on two cultural movements of the twentieth century: psychoanalysis and the gay/lesbian civil...
Published June 9th 2014 by Routledge
Ethical, Clinical and Research Perspectives
In their fervor to “fix” homosexuals, practitioners of sexual conversion therapies have often overlooked or completely dismissed the possible psychological and social side effects of such treatments. Sexual Conversion Therapy: Ethical, Clinical, and Research Perspectives works to counterbalance the...
Published April 9th 2013 by CRC Press
This book presents leading experts on the scientific study of gender, providing their views on what we know today about the relationship between gender nonconformity in childhood and future adult sexual identities or behaviors. This book explores the topic from a wide range of perspectives,...
Published October 2nd 2008 by CRC Press
Go beyond traditional approaches to therapy, research, and teaching Psychotherapy works toward change, but has traditionally focused solely on the individual. Today it is understood that discrimination and other adverse social conditions adversely affect the mental health of minority groups....
Published April 14th 2008 by Routledge
Theory, Research, and Practice
Gain insight into crucial British mental health approaches for LGB individualsThere is very little collaborative literature between LGB-affirmative psychologists and psychotherapists in the United States and the United Kingdom. British Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Psychologies: Theory, Research, and...
Published July 6th 2007 by CRC Press
An Oral History
Interviews and first-hand accounts of an historic decision that affected the mental health profession—and American society and cultureThrough the personal accounts of those who were there, American Psychiatry and Homosexuality: An Oral History examines the 1973 decision by the American Psychiatric...
Published April 25th 2007 by Routledge
Get the latest on the controversies of the sexual and gender diagnoses contained in the current DSMThe revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) is an ongoing process, and changes in criteria or terminology can have significant implications for diagnosis and treatment. Sexual and...
Published September 5th 2006 by Routledge
Analyzing the Spitzer Study and Its Relation to Science, Religion, Politics, and Culture
Defenders and critics of the controversial Spitzer study analyze its methodologies and findingsIn 2001, Robert L. Spitzer, MD, presented his study on sexual conversion therapy with its controversial findings that some homosexuals can change their sexual orientation. The resulting media sensation...
Published March 22nd 2006 by Routledge