Affirmative Practice: Understanding and Working With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons

Affirmative Practice: Understanding and Working With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons Author Ski Hunter
ISBN-10 0871013525
ISBN-13 9780871013521
Year 2003-09-01
Pages 417
Language English
Publisher NASW Press
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Today social work and human services professionals must be prepared to deliver knowledgeable and unbiased services to lesbian gay bisexual and transgender persons For the first time an unprecedented new resource sheds light on effective practice with LGBT populations Presented in a thorough and sensitive style Affirmative Practice delivers an extraordinary study of the history knowledge theory and techniques that provide a framework for affirmative and nonjudgmental practice Affirmative Practice chronicles the history of LGBT communities and provides an intimate understanding of the LGBT lifestyle from individual family and community perspectives Drawing from extensive research and using clear crisp writing the authors examine the cultural social political and legal issues within each community and address special groups along racial ethnic and age criteria This unique and essential text assesses various approaches to therapy and provides tenable practice assessments goals and interventions for clinical and community settings Destined to be a core social work text Affirmative Practice is a must read for every practitioner educator and student Special Features Probes the psychological and social development of lesbian gay bisexual and transgender persons across the life cycle Traces the shift from conversionist practice to affirmative practice Evaluates therapy models and their usefulness for same sex bisexual and transgender clients Also available Developing a Sense of Self A Workbook of Tenets Tactics for Adolescent Girls ISBN 0871013665Perspectives on Productive Aging Social Work With the New Aged ISBN 0871013770NASW Press NASW Press a division of National Association of Social Workers NASW is a leading scholarly press in the social sciences We serve faculty practitioners agencies libraries clinicians and researchers throughout the United States and abroad Known for attracting expert authors the NASW Press delivers professional information to hundreds of thousands of readers through its scholarly journals books and reference works Some of the areas we publish in include Social work in the field of aging Models of social work Social work with children and adolescents Ethics in social work Community organization Professional development

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