Knowledge

This section contains recommendations of books for LGBTIQ and gender and sexual diversity therapists and clients, and provides links to other suitable organisations.

If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or any other gender or sexual preference and are seeking literature about the societal and personal issues surrounding sexuality and gender, or if you are a therapist who is working with clients such as this and looking for texts to gain a greater understanding, then start your search here.

Once you have found what you are looking for, we highly recommend that you check out Gay’s The Word, a friendly and well stocked bookshop in central London that should meet your requirements. If you do not live in London, consider supporting us by visiting our Amazon shop and purchasing books from there.

We are currently in the process of transferring all of our resources from our old site into these pages, and will continue to add books and material regularly, so this section will continue to grow and expand. Please do visit again if you cannot find what you are looking for just yet. We are also open to suggestions, so if you would like to recommend an appropriate book or link, feel free to contact us.

Pink Therapy

Pink Therapy Image

Edited by Dominic Davies and Charles Neal. Open University Press, 1996

Contents:

An historical overview of homosexuality and therapy – Dominic Davies
Towards a model of gay affirmative therapy – Dominic Davies
Homophobia and heterosexism – Dominic Davies
Working with people coming out – Dominic Davies
Working with single people – Lyndsey Moon
Working with people in relationships – Gail Simon
Lesbian and gay parenting issues – Helena Hargarden and Sara Llewellin
Working with young people – Dominic Davies
Working with older lesbians – Val Young
Working with older gay men – Bernard Ratigan
Alcohol and substance misuse – Graz Kowszun and Maeve Malley
Religious and spiritual conflicts – Bernard Lynch

Reviews:

“A comprehensive British Volume on lesbian and gay affirmative psychotherapy has been a while coming.  Pink Therapy, however, has arrived, amply fills this gap, and is well worth the wait…. I particularly liked the contributors’ subtle appreciation of theoretical nuance, genuine open-mindedness to diversity of ideas, and willingness to synthesise in a pragmatic and client-oriented manner”

John C. Gonsiorek, Past President , Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian and Gay Issues (Division 44 of the American Psychological Association

 

“It is all too easy for the liberal heterosexual therapist to imagine he or she has it all sewn up as far as attitudes to homosexuality are concerned. This book shows that even the politically correct, have so much to learn not just about being gay, lesbian or bisexual, but also about research into sexuality, attitudes amongst therapists, and on training courses as well as in the development of psychotherapy and counselling.”

Michael Jacobs. BACP Fellow and author of numerous psychodynamic textbooks.


Pink Therapy (Vol. 1) has now been translated into Russian!

Pink Therapy

Pink Therapy Image

Edited by Dominic Davies and Charles Neal. Open University Press, 1996

Contents:

An historical overview of homosexuality and therapy – Dominic Davies
Towards a model of gay affirmative therapy – Dominic Davies
Homophobia and heterosexism – Dominic Davies
Working with people coming out – Dominic Davies
Working with single people – Lyndsey Moon
Working with people in relationships – Gail Simon
Lesbian and gay parenting issues – Helena Hargarden and Sara Llewellin
Working with young people – Dominic Davies
Working with older lesbians – Val Young
Working with older gay men – Bernard Ratigan
Alcohol and substance misuse – Graz Kowszun and Maeve Malley
Religious and spiritual conflicts – Bernard Lynch

Reviews:

“A comprehensive British Volume on lesbian and gay affirmative psychotherapy has been a while coming.  Pink Therapy, however, has arrived, amply fills this gap, and is well worth the wait…. I particularly liked the contributors’ subtle appreciation of theoretical nuance, genuine open-mindedness to diversity of ideas, and willingness to synthesise in a pragmatic and client-oriented manner”

John C. Gonsiorek, Past President , Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian and Gay Issues (Division 44 of the American Psychological Association

 

“It is all too easy for the liberal heterosexual therapist to imagine he or she has it all sewn up as far as attitudes to homosexuality are concerned. This book shows that even the politically correct, have so much to learn not just about being gay, lesbian or bisexual, but also about research into sexuality, attitudes amongst therapists, and on training courses as well as in the development of psychotherapy and counselling.”

Michael Jacobs. BACP Fellow and author of numerous psychodynamic textbooks.


Pink Therapy (Vol. 1) has now been translated into Russian!

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