The history of mental health practice with gay, lesbian and bisexual people is both complex and constantly evolving. This introductory program to the series focuses on some of the most important historical developments from ancient times to the present.
Gay, lesbian, and bisexual people utilize mental health services at a rate considerably higher than heterosexuals, and over 95 percent of psychotherapists treat GLB clients in their practice. This program focuses on some of the most salient assessment and treatment issues that clinicians should know.
This program features three diverse personal coming out stories: A young African American woman who was institutionalized when she told her parents; a retired professional Latino man who came out to his wife and children later in life; and an affirming mother who shares the process her family went through when her teenage son came out to them.
The emerging body of scientific evidence over the past 30 years suggests a new paradigm of sexual orientation that is multidimensional, sometimes fluid, and highly individual, allowing for a greater validation of bisexuality.
Diversity and Multiple Identities Lesbians, gay, and bisexual people of color must manage conflicting allegiances with divergent social worlds including their ethnic culture, the majority culture and the gay/bisexual community.
This video combines the latest research and effective treatment approaches by such experts as Dr. Ritch Savin-Wiliams, Dr. Karla Anhalt and Teresa DeCrescenzo, and includes vital information for working with this special population.