By Terry S. Stein, Carol J. Cohen
The psychiatric view of homosexuality has gone through a desirable evo lution in recent times. This comprises not just the switch from viewing homosexuality as a diagnosable affliction, in place of an alternate way of life, but in addition the improvement of substantial expert obstacle for offering acceptable psychological wellbeing and fitness companies to this formerly less than served minority group. there was an expanding reputation of the necessity for finished prone together with, yet no longer restricted to, counseling, person psychotherapy, and remedy. This booklet is written for the practising clinician, and gives a compre hensive survey of the $64000 scientific matters thinking about the assistance ing and psychotherapy of homosexual males and lesbian ladies. it's an extraor dinarily useful e-book and its breadth and intensity make it applicable for either the amateur and the skilled therapist. SHERWYN M. WOODS sequence Editor ix Preface We listen our mentors yet don't usually heed them. Freud's supportive, nonjudgmental method of homosexuality supplied an atmosphere with during which discoveries might be made, that's, the invention that homosex uality was once now not a illness of psychological degeneration and that sexuality, within the experience of a basic human propensity to discover excitement in social and actual attachments, was once at its root directed to either sexes. The advert herence to a nonjudgmental procedure used to be short-lived, suffered repres sion via homophobic defenses, and clinical zeal used to be directed towards "cure" instead of comprehension of the gay state.
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