Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy
J Gay Lesb Psychother
The Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy is a clinical, multidisciplinary professional forum for the exposition, discussion, and exchange of practical information about lesbian and gay psychotherapy. You'll find that the journal is dedicated to enhancing the emotional, psychological, and psychiatric health of gay men and lesbians. By openly and frankly covering topics avoided in other journals due to the controversial nature of homosexuality the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy allows you to benefit from collective experiences and wisdom. The official journal of the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists, an affiliated caucus of the American Psychiatric Association, the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy is written for clinicians. The primary editorial goal of the journal is to present the data of clinical psychotherapy with lesbian and gay patients/clients. While maintaining a strong psychodynamic focus, the journal is also committed to covering the full range of therapeutic assessment and interventions with gay and lesbian patients/clients, including cognitive, behavioral, and eclectic approaches, individual and couples therapy, psychopharmacological intervention, and alcohol and substance abuse treatment. Specific clinical topics the journal covers include: the process of "coming out"--differences experienced by males, females, and bisexuals; coming out at different stages of life; acceptance versus attempts to change sexual orientation; gay and lesbian relationships--intimacy vs. isolation; coupling vs. multiple encounters; maintenance and preservation of couples; violence in gay couples; family relationships--issues for parents, children, and spouses; AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases--education; psychological support for people with AIDS (PWAs) and their lovers and families; psychopathology in the gay and lesbian patient/client--personality disorders; affective disorders; gender identity disorders; substance abuse disorders; situational reactions; psychosis; forensic issues--victims of violence; incarcerated gay people; homosexuality and legal issues; homosexuality and the military; inappropriate or unethical forms of psychotherapy in the treatment of homosexuals; psychodynamics--transference and countertransference issues; gay patient/straight therapist, straight patient/gay therapist, gay patient/gay therapist; self-disclosure by therapists; transsexual and intersexual issues.
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