In this text the opening explains who lesbians are, how psychotherapy with this population is unique, how therapists and patients are influenced by homophobia and what the therapist brings to the therapeutic relationship. It also presents models of lesbian-affirmative psychotherapy. Dr Falco then discusses lesbian identity formation, lesbian relationships and various clinical issues. The closing chapter, Toward a Psychology of Lesbianism, offers specific guidelines on what therapists need to know to be adequately prepared to give clinical service to lesbians. Appendices present awareness exercises, as well as an annotated bibliography and resource list.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd