Background information on child sexual abuse -- The context of sexual abuse: family rules and dysfunction -- Child sexual abuse as trauma -- Common effects child sexual abuse -- Coping with the aftermath of sexual abuse trauma in childhood and adulthood -- Adult survivor issues: self-perceptions -- Adult survivor issues: learned roles and relations with others -- Supportive people, support networks, and other resources for recovery.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-188).
Patterns of effective family therapy, level I -- Patterns of effective family therapy, level II -- Calibrated communication cycle -- Feedback communication cycle -- Gathering information -- Transforming the system -- Consolidating changes.
Includes bibliographical references (page 225) and index.
In 1973, when all the arguments were presented to the American Psychiatric Association both for and against the idea of homosexuality as pathology, it was the personal disclosures of gay men that had the most influence. Listening to their stories of frustration in treatment - and their newfound happiness through acceptance of a gay identity - the American Psychiatric Association voted to omit homosexuality as a diagnostic category. Now, twenty years later, Dr. Joseph Nicolosi presents the opposite kind of personal testimony. This testimony is from homosexual men who have tried to accept a gay identity but were dissatisfied, and then benefited from psychotherapy to help free them of homosexuality. While each client has his unique story. Nicolosi has chosen eight men as representative of the personalities he has encountered in the twelve years during which he has treated over 200 homosexual clients. These men are engaged in a "two-front war"--An internal assault against their own unwanted desires, and an external battle against a popular culture that does not understand or value their struggle. In their own words, we hear these men's struggles to develop healthy, non-erotic male friendships. We hear of their fear and anger toward the men in their lives, and their strained relationships with the fathers they never understood. Nicolosi contends that every man possesses aspects of these clients: the frailty of Albert, the integrity of Charlie, the rage of Dan, the narcissism of Steve, and the ambivalence of Roger, to list some of them. Some readers of this book may be surprised by the directive style of Dr. Nicolosi's therapeutic intervention. In part, this is due to the editorial synthesis of the transcript. More importantly, however, reparative therapy does require a more involved therapist - a benevolent provocateur who departs from the tradition of uninvolved, opaque analyst to become a salient male presence. The therapist must balance active challenge with warm encouragement to follow the father-son model. This is an essential principle of reparative therapy.
Foreword / Robert Coles -- The Pornographer's Grief -- The Woman Who Thought Her Orgasm Was a Gift -- The Acrobat's Stocking -- Don Juan's Regret -- Sexual Appetites -- Noxious Balms: The Mysterious Sexual Inhibitor and the Disappearing Sperm -- Ancient Rites: A Reversal -- Who Would Have Ever Thought It Would Be Difficult to Get Pregnant? -- Traumatic Juxtapositions -- The Woman Who Wanted to Seduce Her Father -- Afterword: Sex as Metaphor.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-340) and index.
I. Striving for gender identity. 1. Non-gay homosexuals: who are they? -- 2. The politics of diagnosis. -- 3. The failure of the mental health profession. -- 4. The importance of the father-son relationship. -- 5. Formation of the father-son bond. -- 6. Failure of the father-son relationship. -- II. Related problems. 7. Problems emerging in childhood. -- 8. Other factors: mother and family relations. -- 9. Physiogenetic factors. -- 10. Associated features of the homosexual personality. -- 11. Homosexual love relationships. -- 12. Gay sexuality. -- 13. The refusal to acknowledge pathological elements. -- III. Psychotherapy. 14. The treatment. -- 15. The therapeutic relationship. -- 16. Therapeutic issues. -- 17. Group psychotherapy. -- 18. The initial interview. -- 19. The issues of individual psychotherapy. -- 20. The process of group psychotherapy.
Journal of gay & lesbian psychotherapy ; v. 5, no. 3/4.
0789019108 (hard : alk. paper)
9780789019103 (hard : alk. paper)
0789019116 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780789019110 (pbk. : alk. paper)
From the Mary S. Calderone Library (SIECUS)
"Co-published simultaneously as Journal of gay & lesbian psychotherapy, v. 5, nos. 3/4, 2001."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
What needs fixing?: an introduction / Ariel Shidlo, Michael Schroeder, Jack Drescher -- I'm your handyman: a history of reparative therapies / Jack Drescher -- The view from Irving Bieber's couch: "heads I win, tails you lose" / Paul Moor -- Excerpts from Cures: a gay man's odyssey / Martin Duberman -- Becoming gay: a personal odyssey / Richard A. Isay -- Healing homosexuals: a psychologist's journey through the ex-gay movement and the pseudo-science of reparative therapy / Jeffry G. Ford -- Cures versus choices: agendas in sexual reorientation therapy / A. Lee Beckstead -- Therapeutic antidotes: helping gay and bisexual men recover from conversion therapies / Douglas C. Haldeman -- Ethical issues in sexual orientation conversion therapies: an empirical study of consumers / Michael Schroeder, Ariel Shidlo -- Overview of ethical and research issues in sexual orientation therapy / Marshall Forstein -- Ethical concerns raised when patients seek to change same-sex attractions / Jack Drescher.
"In their fervor to "fix" homosexuals, practitioners of sexual conversion therapies have often overlooked or completely dismissed the possible psychological and social side effects of such treatments. Sexual Conversion Therapy: Ethical, Clinical and Research Perspectives works to counterbalance the clinical and ethical omissions of overzealous therapists who have appeared, at times, to focus on efficacy and outcome at the expense of their patients' well being. This book features first-person accounts of patients, including psychotherapists, who themselves have undergone treatments that include psychoanalysis, religious faith healing, and aversion therapy using electric shock. It also presents empirical research on conversion therapy from a consumer-centered perspective that sheds light on ethical issues."--BOOK JACKET.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-340).
Causes and treatment. Symptoms -- Etiology -- Psychotherapy -- Couple therapy: research and results. Short-term results -- Long-term results and limitations of outcome -- Therapy settings -- Difficult patients, undesired side-effects -- Dropping out and separations -- Couple therapy in groups -- Advanced training -- Manual of couple therapy for sexual dysfunctions. Overview -- Therapeutic procedure -- Additional interventions.