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  1. Gender and Development

    Children are born into a world infused with gendered information. An understanding of what it is to be a boy or girl can be critical in forming social relationships, social identities, and learning how to think and behave. Gender and Development is an important new volume that charts how children practice these gendered identities at different ages and in different social contexts

  2. Overcoming Masculine Depression

    In Overcoming Masculine Depression, psychologists John Lynch and Christopher Kilmartin present a model that provides new ways of understanding men’s behaviors. This unique book does not portray men as victims, but seeks to increase awareness that a great deal of depression in men is misunderstood and quite oftentimes misdiagnosed. Many men "act out" their symptoms through anger, workaholism, and relationship conflict.  

  3. Creating Safe and Supportive Learning Environments

    The importance of creating safe spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) students in the school environment cannot be overstated. It is one of the most prominent issues facing school professionals today, and its success has lasting, positive effects on the entire student body. Drawing on the expertise of researchers and practitioners, Creating Safe and Supportive Learning Environments provides a comprehensive examination of the topics most relevant for school professionals. 

  4. Fat Lives: A Feminist Psychological Exploration

    Within the context of the current ‘obesity debate’, this book investigates the embodied experience of ‘being large’ from a critical psychological perspective. Using poststructuralist and feminist theories, the author explores the discourses available to and used by self-designated ‘fat’ individuals, as well as the societal power relationships that are produced by these.

  5. The Cultural Context of Sexual Pleasure and Problems

    Using rich case material and research presented by distinguished authorities in the fields of sex, couple, family, and psychotherapy, this edited book contributes to our efforts to help individuals and couples increase their sexual satisfaction. The authors explore social and cultural backgrounds, the meaning of sexual problems in specific cultural contexts, and the way in which culture presents challenges to traditional psychotherapy.

  6. Perversion

    Perversion is one of Lacan's three main diagnostic ontological structures. This book provides a close reading of what Lacan said about perversion and its substructures. Lacanian theory is carefully explained in accessible language, and perversion is elucidated in terms of its etiology, characteristics, symptoms, and fundamental fantasy. It offers clinicians a guide to making differential diagnoses between neurotic and perverse patients, and provides a treatment model for working with perversion versus neurosis.

  7. Responsive School Practices to Support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Questioning Students

    Series: School-Based Practice in Action

    The needs and rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) students and their families are oftentimes ignored, generally misunderstood, and only rarely given priority by the school system. This book will provide the school-based mental health practitioner with the tools necessary to implement change in partnership with school administrators, teachers, parents, and other community stakeholders.

  8. Handbook of LGBT-Affirmative Couple and Family Therapy

    The editors and contributors of this comprehensive text provide a unique and important contribution to LGBT clinical literature. 

    Spanning 30 chapters, they discuss the diverse and complex issues involved in LGBT couple and family therapy. 

    In almost 15 years, this book provides the first in-depth overview of the best practices for therapists and those in training who wish to work effectively with LGBT clients, couples, and families need to know, and is only the second of its kind in the history of the field.

  9. New Directions in Sex Therapy

    New Directions in Sex Therapy: Innovations and Alternatives focuses on cutting-edge, therapy paradigms as alternatives to conventional clinical strategies. With each passing year, the treatment of sexual problems seems to emphasize more medical and pharmacological interventions. There is correspondingly less interest in the experiences of the individuals or couples involved. This book expands the definition of our field.

    This book is intended for anyone who deals with sexual issues and concerns in therapy–clinicians of every kind, novices and advanced practitioners–rather than only those who define themselves as sex therapists.

  10. ‘Adolescence’, Pregnancy and Abortion: Constructing a Threat of Degeneration

    Routledge congratulates Professor Catriona Macleod whose book ‘Adolescence’, Pregnancy and Abortion: Constructing a Threat of Degeneration has been awarded the 2011 Distinguished Publication Award of the Association for Women in Psychology!

    The Distinguished Publication Award (DPA) recognizes works that make significant and substantial contributions to research and theory that advance our understanding of the psychology of women and that promote the achievement of the goals of the Association for Women in Psychology.

    ‘Adolescence’, Pregnancy and Abortion: Constructing a Threat of Degeneration asks why, despite evidence to the contrary, does the narrative of the negative consequences of teenage pregnancy, abortion and childbearing persist? The author argues that the negativity surrounding early reproduction is underpinned by a particular understanding of adolescence, and traces the invention of "adolescence" and the imaginary wall that the notion constructs between young people and adults.

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