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Queer Counselling and Narrative Practice
David Denborough (Edt)
Dulwich Centre Publications / Softcover Sale Book / 2002-01-01 / 0957792964
Collaborative Therapies / Sexualities, Sexual Orientation
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279 pages
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The writings in this book represent a small part of a broader transformation that is occurring within the health professions. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans- and bi-gendered experience is disrupting the very assumptions upon which these professions are built. The boundaries of nuclear family life are dissolving and the taken-for-granted is being replaced with the unexpected. The papers in this book describe some of the dilemmas, challenges and joys that this is making possible.

Some of the papers in this book have been previously published within the Dulwich Centre Journal or Gecko: A journal of deconstruction and narrative ideas in therapeutic practice.

Table of Contents:
 
Editor’s note
 
Part One:  Creating families of our own
1. It’s a new world, Ann Hartman & Joan Laird
2. Anti-nuclear family practices, Claire Ralfs
3. Family as a verb, Suzy Stiles
4. Eulogy (to an unborn child), David Denborough
5. Amy’s story, Amy Ralfs
6. Amy Ralf’s story, Amy Ralfs
7. The love we leave behind when we’re gone, Christopher Behan & James Light
8. Making ourselves up as we go along,  Jane Speedy
9. Cummer Waltzing, Manja Visschedijk
 
Part Two: Talking about heterosexual dominance and homophobia
10. Heterosexual dominance in the world of therapy?, Daphne Hewson
11. The power of language, Suzy Stiles
12. Speaking out from the dominant position, Chris McLean
13. ‘Who Cares? Institutional barriers to health  care for lesbian, gay and bisexual persons’, a review by David Denborough
 
Part Three:   Talking amongst ourselves
14. Friendship and community in the age of HIV, Paul Browde & Murray Nossel
 
Part Four:   Therapy & lesbian lives
15. Reflections on ‘Couple therapy’, Claire Ralfs
16. A review of ‘Changing Our Minds’, Manja Visschedijk
 
Part Five:  Therapeutic work with gay men
17. Linking lives around shared themes:  narrative group therapy with gay men, Christopher Behan
18. Weaving new stories over the phone: a narrative approach to a Gay Switchboard, Bill Logan
19-22 Reflections, Zoy Kazan, Christopher Behan, Claire Ralfs,  Patrick O’Leary
23. Reflections on reflections, Bill Logan
 
Part Six:   Bisexual experience
24. Sometimes bisexuality is …, David Denborough
25. Beyond happy endings: identity politics, bisexuality, narrative, Frann Michel
26. Bisexuality: Some thoughts about privilege, Mark Trudinger

Part Seven: Transgender/bi-gender experience – issues for therapists
27. Gender belonging: children, adolescents, adults and the role of the therapist, Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad
28. About the expected expert, Mercedes Martinez
29. A reflection from a transgender perspective,  Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad
 
Part Eight: Complexities of culture, sexuality and spirituality
30. A woman of culture: Negotiating Arabic and  lesbian identity: an interview with Moneira
31. A glimpse of the complexity of identity, Tikka Jan Wilson
32. An Open House in the Holy City, from an interview with Jerry Levinson
33. Review of ‘Trembling before G-D’, Margaret Newmark
34. Who am I? Who are my people? And where do I belong?, Claire Ralfs

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