Examine gay and lesbian psychoanalysis from a variety of perspectives!
Psychotherapy with Gay Men and Lesbians: Contemporary Dynamic Approaches presents case histories of psychotherapy sessions with gay and lesbian patients, focusing on today's psychoanalytical approaches. Dedicated to enhancing the emotional, psychological, and psychiatric treatment of gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals, the book features prominent analysts with a wide range of clinical and theoretical approaches. The foremost experts in the therapeutic field address issues affecting gay and lesbian patients from psychoanalytic perspectives that respect the patients' sexual identities.
Psychotherapy with Gay Men and Lesbians reflects the significant clinical and theoretical changes therapists face in dealing with issues of gender and sexuality. New ways of thinking coexist with traditional theory as paradigm shifts in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis affect the treatment of gay, lesbian, and bisexual patients. This book provides a forum to address those changes through clinical papers and discussions.
Psychotherapy with Gay Men and Lesbians includes discussion of case reports that deal with:
- gay therapists treating gay patients
- countertransferential enactments of sex and gender in treatment
- rethinking the meanings of homosexuality
- psychotherapeutic treatment of gay male patients with AIDS
- and much more!
Table of Contents
- About the Editors
- Queering the Therapeutic Dyad: Introduction to Psychotherapy with Gay Men and Lesbians
- SECTION I: GAY PATIENTGAY THERAPIST
- Chapter 1. Gay PatientGay Therapist: A Case Report of Stephen
- Chapter 2. A Place of Recognition: Commentary on a Case Report (Gay PatientGay Therapist)
- Chapter 3. Unspoken Questions: Unsayable Answers
- Chapter 4. Discussion of Gay PatientGay Therapist: A Case Report of Stephen
- Chapter 5. Reflections on Self-Disclosure, Desire, Shame, and Emotional Engagement in the Gay Male Psychoanalytic Dyad
- Chapter 6. Dream a Little Dream of Me: A Case Discussion
- SECTION II: EROTIC TRANSFERENCE/COUNTERTRANSFERENCE
- Chapter 7. On Lust and Loathing: Erotic Transference/Countertransference Between a Female Analyst and Female Patients
- Chapter 8. Cross-Gendered Longings and the Demand for Categorization: Enacting Gender Within the Transference-Countertransference Relationship
- Chapter 9. Gay or Straight? Why Do We Really Want to Know?
- Chapter 10. On Homoeroticism, Erotic Countertransference, and the Postmodern View of Life: A Commentary on Papers by Rosiello, Tholfsen, and Meyers
- Chapter 11. The Analyst’s Erotic Subjectivity: A Reply to Karen Maroda’s On Homoeroticism, Erotic Countertransference, and the Postmodern View of Life
- SECTION III: GENDER IDENTITY AND CREATIVITY
- Chapter 12. Gender Identity and Creativity
- SECTION IV: TWO CASES OF PSYCHOTHERAPY WITH PEOPLE WITH HIV/AIDS
- Chapter 13. Psychoanalytic Treatment of an Asymptomatic HIV-Positive Gay Man
- Chapter 14. On Love, AIDS, and Emotional Contact in Psychotherapy
- Chapter 15. Two Cases of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with People with HIV/AIDS: Commentary on Papers by Leli and Weinstein
- Chapter 16. Working Outside the Frame: A Discussion of Papers by Robert Weinstein and Ubaldo Leli
- Chapter 17. Questioning Some Traditional Rules in Psychotherapy
- Reference Notes Included