Homework Assignments and Handouts for LGBTQ+ Clients

A Mental Health and Counseling Handbook

Edited by Joy S. Whitman and Cyndy J. Boyd

Harrington Park Press, LLC

Homework Assignments and Handouts for LGBTQ+ Clients

Pub Date: February 2020

ISBN: 9781939594389

704 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $150.00£116.00

Pub Date: February 2020

ISBN: 9781939594396

704 Pages

Format: E-book

List Price: $76.99£60.00

Homework Assignments and Handouts for LGBTQ+ Clients

A Mental Health and Counseling Handbook

Edited by Joy S. Whitman and Cyndy J. Boyd

Harrington Park Press, LLC

This comprehensive volume provides more than seventy affirming interventions in the form of homework assignments, handouts, and activities intended to help therapists and counselors support LGBTQ+ community members and their allies. In addition, each chapter includes an objective, indications and contraindications, a brief vignette or case study, suggestions for follow-up, professional readings and resources, and references to supporting empirical studies. The editors emphasize a social justice perspective that encourages counselors and therapists to hone their skills in creating change in their communities while helping their clients learn more effective coping strategies in the face of minority stress, bullying, microaggressions, and other challenges in daily living. Offering students practical tools used by clinicians worldwide, the volume is particularly useful for courses in clinical and community counseling, social work, and psychology.

The book consists of eight sections. Each section contains homework, handouts, and activities for the following topics: the coming out process across the lifespan; managing oppression and building resilience; relationships; LGBTQ+ parenting and family therapy; gender and sex identity exploration; substance use disorders; career, employment, and education issues; and outreach programming and training workshops. The volume also contains a large section on training groups of allies and promoting greater cohesion within LGBTQ+ communities.
Overall this is a very strong guidebook for helping professionals who work with LGBTQ+ clients. The editors should be applauded for organizing each facet of this massive notebook into a cohesive book. Michael P. Chaney, Oakland University

About the Author

Joy S. Whitman is a licensed professional counselor in Missouri and a licensed clinical professional counselor in Illinois. She currently is core faculty at the Family Institute of Northwestern University in the master’s Counseling@Northwestern program. President of the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling, Whitman is the coeditor of The Therapist’s Notebook for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients, Preparing the Educator in Counselor Education, and Skill Development in Counselor Education.

Cyndy J. Boyd is a licensed psychologist and associate director and training director at Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Pennsylvania. She has served on the board of directors of the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling, the Supervision and Training Section of Division 17 of the American Psychological Association, and the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies.