Combining theory, research, and case studies, this book shows clinicians how to apply transdiagnostic contextual behavioral approaches when working with sexual and gender minority (SGM) clients.
The text first examines minority stress theory through the lens of contextual behavior analysis. Subsequent chapters illustrate the application of therapeutic techniques drawn from acceptance and commitment therapy, functional analytic psychotherapy, and compassion-focused therapy. The book concludes with a close look at special areas of consideration, including pre-surgical evaluation, the impact of HIV on SGM communities, ethical considerations, and future directions in therapy with SGM clients. Every chapter provides a series of diverse vignettes that illustrate how each aspect of treatment might build upon the last along with a list of recommended books for further exploration of that topic.
This book offers a unique, integrated approach that can be used for case conceptualization and followed as a treatment manual for professionals or graduate students with a foundation in SGM psychology.
Author Biography; Introduction; Chapter 1: A Contextual Behavioral Analysis of Minority Stress; Chapter 2: The Therapeutic Relationship and Clinician Self-Work; Chapter 3: Mindfulness and Perspective Taking; Chapter 4: Acceptance and Defusion; Chapter 5: Values and Committed Action; Chapter 6: Vulnerability and Intimacy; Chapter 7: Compassion and Community; Chapter 8: Complex Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress among SGM Clients; Chapter 9: Health Considerations among SGM Clients; Chapter 10: Special Ethical Considerations for SGM Therapists; Chapter 11: Future Directions in SGM Therapy; Index