1st Edition

Queering Your Therapy Practice
Queer Theory, Narrative Therapy, and Imagining New Identities

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after June 22, 2021
ISBN 9780367820206
June 22, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
232 Pages

USD $39.95

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Book Description

Queering Your Therapy Practice: Queer Theory, Narrative Therapy, and Imagining New Identities is the first practice-based book for therapists that presents queer theory and narrative therapy as praxis allies.

This book offers fresh, hopeful resources for therapists committed to culturally responsive work with queer and trans people and the important others in their lives. It features clinical vignettes from the author’s practice that bring to life the application of queer theory through the practice of narrative therapy and serve as teaching tools for the specific concepts and practices highlighted in individual, relational, and family therapy contexts. The text also weaves in questions for reflection and discussion, and Q-tips summarizing key points and practices.

A practical resource for both seasoned therapists and students, Queering Your Practice Theory demonstrates how therapeutic practice can be informed, improved, and deepened by queer theory.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Preparing a Path for the Unicorn 1. What is Queer Theory? 2. Unpacking Normative Discourses 3. Queer Theory and Narrative Therapy: Praxis Allies 4. Is That Unethical or Just Queer? An Ethical Stance for a Queered Practice 5. Queering Narratives, Honoring Lives 6. Sexual Healing: Sex-Critical Practice 7. Not Everyone Believes in Unicorns: Storying Queer Resistance to Rejection and Hate 8. Welcome to Queertopia Appendix

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Julie Tilsen, PhD (she/her/hers), is a therapist, consultant, trainer, and the author of Narrative Approaches to Youth Work and Therapeutic Conversations with Queer Youth, USA.