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Social work practice with lesbian couples.

Author: Barranti, Chrystal C. Ramirez
Author Background:
Date 1/1/98
Type Book
Journal Title: Mallon, Gerald P. (Ed); et-al. (1998). Foundations of social work practice with lesbian and gay persons
Volume/Pages pp. 183-207
Subject Matter Gender Issues
Abstract (from the chapter) Explores the traditional view of lesbian couples as merged, fused, and/or enmeshed in light of the newer and more affirming perspectives that interpret clinical issues of lesbian couples from a broader systems perspective. Issues related to same-gender socialization, internalized homophobia, and societal oppression and social exclusion are addressed. Common presenting issues are discussed. Therapist-specific issues within social work practive in working with lesbian couples are identified. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)