This unique resource provides strengths-based, group counseling strategies designed to meet the needs of LGBTQI clients in a variety of settings. Drs. Goodrich and Luke capture the developmental concerns of LGBTQI individuals throughout the life cycle as they establish and maintain intimate relationships, create families, encounter career concerns, and navigate other milestones and transitions. Illustrative case examples and interventions throughout the text, as well as warnings and recommendations, make this an ideal resource for practice and group-work courses.
After a discussion of the history of group work with the LGBTQI community, the planning and process issues that group leaders should consider in their work, and relevant ethical and legal concerns, the authors explore a range of group types and pertinent issues. Individual chapters focus on the following types of counseling: child and adolescent; same-gender adult; intersex and transgender; coming out/disclosure; school, community outpatient, and residential; couples and family; substance abuse; grief and loss; and advocacy. Chapters on group-work supervision and the importance of allies round out the book.
Reviews and Endorsements:
"Through engaging case vignettes, exercises, and clinical examples, Drs. Goodrich and Luke provide a much-needed resource for planning, executing, and assessing the effectiveness of group work with the LGBTQI community. This comprehensive book will be a welcome addition to the library of any group worker who needs cutting-edge information on affectional orientation and gender issues for a wide range of groups and populations."
-Michael M. Kocet, PhD
Bridgewater State University
Past President, ALGBTIC
"Goodrich and Luke are to be commended for this excellent exploration of group counseling with the LGBTQI community. On every page, the authors have demonstrated their deep understanding of both group counseling and of working with LGBTQI persons. This book will serve as an authoritative guide for group leaders who work with these populations and their families."
-Maria T. Riva, PhD
University of Denver
Past President, ASGW