When Gay Parents Divorce
A Practitioner’s Guide for Understanding and Working with Blended and Reconstructed LGBT Families
When Gay Parents Divorce helps mental health practitioners navigate the myriad issues related to same-sex divorce. This book covers such wide-ranging topics as: the mechanics of divorce; how to collaborate on child custody; how to help families educate school personnel, pediatricians, and lawyers on the unique structure and culture of same-sex families; how to help families navigate the heteronormative legal system; how to consciously co-parent in blended families; and more. Case examples offer actionable advice to mental health professionals who are working to help solve issues that confront gay families, and "Tips for Practitioners" at the end of each chapter summarize key information and related techniques.
Table of Contents
1. All Beginnings Are Beautiful 2. D-I-V-O-R-C-E 3. Begin with the End in Mind 4. Divorce Your Spouse, Not Your Kids 5. As Positive as Possible 6. Messaging the LGBT Family Model 7. LGBT Families and the Law 8. Managing Otherness 9. Repartnering 10. Conscious Co-Parenting in Blended Families 11. It Gets Better, I Promise 12. Healing the Healer
Colleen Logan, PhD, is a prominent counselor as well as a national and international expert on issues related to working affirmatively and effectively with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender clients and their significant others. She is a past president of the American Counseling Association and a past president of the Texas Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling. Dr. Logan currently serves as the program coordinator for the MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling at Walden University.