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Social Work Practice with LGBTQIA Populations

An Interactional Perspective, 1st Edition

Edited by Claire L. Dente


302 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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Social Work Practice with LGBTQIA Populations provides an overview of key issues for social workers working with LGBTQIA clients. Each chapter considers clients' experiences in different social and interpersonal contexts. This text encourages students to think critically about the barriers and discriminations clients might face in their lives and how social workers can be equipped to address these issues. Students are challenged to develop approaches that extend support to these clients and that remove structural barriers that clients face within the systems they encounter. Utilizing intersectionality theory, students will gain an understanding of the risks and protective factors unique to this population in social work contexts.

Table of Contents

1: Introduction: Background & Assumptions, Claire L. Dente; 2: Marriage Equality, Relationships & Divorce, Karen Myers; 3: Family & Parenting, Mohan Vinjamuri; 4: Adoption Considerations, Becky Duddy-Burke, Sara A. Chominski, Claire L. Dente; 5: Social Services, Tiffany Y. Lane; 6: Education & Schools, Karen Myers; 7: Race, Ethnicity and Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity, Terrence O. Lewis; 8: Working with Transgender and Non-binary Client Populations, Erin Hipple, Austin J. Angiollilo, Ona H. Grant; 9: Addiction & Mental Health, Anthony Estreet, Tonya C. Phillips, Michelle G. Thompson; 10: Healthcare Access & Disparities, Lisa E. Cox, Kimberly A. Furphy; 11: Legal Systems & Violence, Casey Bohrman; 12: Economics & the Workplace, Joseph Nicholas DeFilippis; 13: Religion & Spirituality, Claire L. Dente; 14: Aging, Noell Rowan, Sandra Butler; 15: Global Issues, Christina Chiarelli-Helminiak, Michele Eggers​ Barison; About the Contributors; Glossary of Terms; Index

About the Editor

Claire L. Dente is a licensed clinical social worker in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She received a BA from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA, an MSW from The National Catholic School of Social Service at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and a Ph.D. from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Her social work practice has included work in physical rehabilitation and ability services, college mental health and diversity issues. She is especially interested in the intersection of religion and spirituality with sexual orientation and gender identity. She has worked as a social worker on a stroke unit, as director of a university counseling center and disability services office, and as a social work faculty member.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General