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Handbook of Evidence-Based Mental Health Practice with Sexual and Gender Minorities
Pachankis, John E. and Steven A. Safren (Eds)
Oxford University Press / Softcover / 2019-05-01 / 0190669306
Sexualities, Sexual Orientation
price: $79.95
504 pages
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Historically, mental health clinical research has taken inadequate account of psychosocial disorders experienced by those who identify as sexual and gender minorities, however, researchers have recently begun developing and adapting evidence-based mental health treatment approaches for use with these groups.

Handbook of Evidence-Based Mental Health Practice with Sexual and Gender Minorities offers a comprehensive array of evidence-based approaches for treating sexual and gender minority clients' mental health concerns. The interventions detailed here span a diverse spectrum of populations, including sexual and gender minority youth, transgender populations, same-sex couples, sexual minority parents, and bisexual individuals. Chapters also address numerous mental and behavioral health problems, including anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse, trauma, body image disturbance, and sexual health. In addition to an overview of the research evidence supporting each clinical presentation and approach, chapters contain practical how-to guidance for therapists to use in their clinical practice. This book reflects a true integration of the best of sexual and gender minority research and the best of evidence-based practice research, presented by the leading experts in the field. As such it is essential reading for mental health professionals who work with these groups, as well as trainees in social work, counseling, and clinical psychology.


"Pachankis and Safren have done the field a great service with the publication of this important and timely handbook. This volume is a must-read for researchers and practitioners who seek to develop and disseminate affirmative, evidence-based mental health treatments for sexual and gender minority populations." -- Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, PhD, Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Sociology, Columbia University

"This up-to-date, comprehensive volume integrates findings from cutting edge empirical research with affirming and nuanced case examples and practical suggestions for culturally responsive clinical work, making it a must-read for all practitioners and educators in the mental health professions. The chapters in this important and timely volume include both population- specific and problem-specific approaches for the diverse and dynamic treatment needs of sexual and gender minority clients in the 21st century." -- Kimberly Balsam, PhD, Clinical Psychology Professor at Palo Alto University and Past President of the American Psychological Association's Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity

Table of Contents:

Contributor List

Section I. Background

Chapter 1: The Scientific Pursuit of Sexual and Gender Minority Mental Health Treatments: Historical Barriers and Future Promises
John E. Pachankis and Steven A. Safren

Section II. Evidence-Based Treatments for Specific Sexual and Gender Minority Populations

Chapter 2: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Mental Health
Shelley L. Craig, Ashley Austin, and Edward J. Alessi

Chapter 3: Evidence-Based Approaches for Sexual Health and Substance Use Problems in Sexual and Gender Minority Youth
Michael E. Newcomb and Brian A. Feinstein

Chapter 4: Transgender Affirmative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Ashley Austin and Shelley L. Craig

Chapter 5: Couple Interventions for Same-Sex Couples
Christopher A. Pepping, W. Kim Halford, and Anthony Lyons

Chapter 6: Sexual Minority Parent Families: Research and Implications for Parenting Interventions
Abbie E. Goldberg, Reihonna Frost, and Néstor Noyola

Chapter 7: Affirmative Mental Health Practice with Bisexual Clients: Evidence-Based Strategies
Andrew Young Choi and Tania Israel

Section III. Evidence-Based Treatments for Specific Mental Health Problems Among Sexual and Gender Minority Clients

Chapter 8: Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Evidence-Based Considerations for Affirmative Services for Sexual Minority Clients
Natalie R. Holt, Allura L. Ralston, and Debra A. Hope

Chapter 9: Evidence-Based Approaches for Treating Depression Among Sexual and Gender Minority Clients
Christopher R. Martell

Chapter 10: Evidence-Based Alcohol and Substance Use Disorder Treatment with Sexual and Gender Minorities
Adam W. Carrico, Walter Gómez, and Cathy J. Reback

Chapter 11: Application of Evidence-Based Practices for Trauma-Related Disorders Among Sexual Minority Women
Debra Kaysen, Keren Lehavot, and Emily R. Dworkin

Chapter 12: An Evidence-Based Approach to Conceptualizing Trauma Responses Among Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Adults
Jillian C. Shipherd, Sarah E. Valentine, and Julie Woulfe

Chapter 13: Evidence-Based Practice for the Prevention and Treatment of Body Image Disturbance and Eating Pathology in Sexual Minority Men
Aaron J. Blashill, Tiffany Brown, and Patrycja Klimek

Chapter 14: Sexual Health Interventions for HIV-Negative Sexual Minority Men
Trevor A. Hart, Julia R. G. Vernon, and Nathan Grant Smith

Chapter 15: Evidence-Based Approaches to HIV-Positive Sexual Minority Men's Sexual Health
Audrey Harkness and Steven A. Safren

Section IV. Evidence-based Treatments for Sexual and Gender Minorities Using Novel Modalities

Chapter 16: Group-Based Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies with Sexual Minority Clients
Jeffrey M. Cohen and Michelle G. Newman

Chapter 17: Acceptance, Vulnerability, and Compassion: Contextual Behavioral Approaches for Sexual and Gender Minority Clients
Matthew D. Skinta, Brandon Hoeflein, and Danny Ryu

Chapter 18: Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder and Suicidality Among Sexual and Gender Minority Individuals
David W. Pantalone, Colleen A. Sloan, and Adam Carmel

Chapter 19: Relationship-Focused Therapy for Sexual and Gender Minority Individuals and Their Parents
Gary M. Diamond, Rotem Boruchovitz-Zamir, Inbal Gat, and Ofir Nir-Gottlieb

Chapter 20: Transdiagnostic Approaches to Improve Sexual Minority Individuals' Co-Occurring Mental, Behavioral, and Sexual Health
Craig Rodriguez-Seijas, Charles L. Burton, and John E. Pachankis


About the Editors:

John E. Pachankis is an Associate Professor at the Yale School of Public Health. His comprehensive set of peer-reviewed publications are in the areas of social epidemiology and intervention science as applied to sexual and gender minority mental health.

Steven A. Safren is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami. He is a well-published expert on behavioral health topics, including clinical work with sexual and gender minorities, health-related behavior change, and HIV prevention and care domestically and internationally.


Edward J. Alessi
Ashley Austin
Aaron J. Blashill
Rotem Boruchovitz-Zamir
Tiffany A. Brown
Charles L. Burton
Adam Carmel
Adam Carrico
Andrew Young Choi
Jeffrey M. Cohen
Shelley L. Craig
Joanne Davila
Gary M. Diamond
Emily R. Dworkin
Brian A. Feinstein
Reihonna L. Frost
Inbal Gat
Abbie E. Goldberg
Marvin R. Goldfried
Walter Gómez
W. Kim Halford
Audrey Harkness
Trevor Adam Hart
Brandon Hoeflein
Natalie R. Holt
Debra A. Hope
Tania Israel
Debra Kaysen
Patrycja Klimek
Keren Lehavot
Anthony Lyons
Christopher Martell
Michael E. Newcomb
Michelle G. Newman
Néstor Noyola
Ofir Nir-Gottlieb
John Pachankis
David Pantalone
Christopher A. Pepping
Allura L. Ralston
Cathy J. Reback
Craig Rodriguez-Seijas
Daniel Ryu
Steven A. Safren
Jillian C. Shipherd
Matthew D. Skinta
Colleen Sloan
Nathan Grant Smith
Sarah E. Valentine
Julia R. G. Vernon
Julie Woulfe

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