10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Improve Their Lives
This empowering book provides 10 positive steps gay men can take to identify and overcome self-defeating behaviors and move toward a healthier and more rewarding life. These steps have proved invaluable to the hundreds of gay men Joe Kort has helped in his 16 years of individual, couples, and group therapy. You’ll identify with and be inspired by the stories of the men who’ve followed this path to achieve emotional, sexual, and personal fulfillment.
Who Should Read This Book? Gay Men and Their Families / Counselors / Psychologists / Psychiatrists / Social Workers / Educators School Counselors / Clergy / Physicians / Psychiatric Nurses / Other Human Service Professionals.
10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Find Real Love
Would the small gay boy you once were look up to the gay man you have become in your relationships? This is the question Joe Kort will help you answer in this book based on his widely successful first book, 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Improve Their Lives. In that book Dr. Kort helps gay men develop a healthy, affirming relationship with their gay identity, and in this book he continues the conversation by exploring the topics of love and intimacy. Most people think that you cannot enjoy a satisfying relationship until you first get yourself healthy. Dr. Kort disagrees. Dating and getting into relationships are what help make you healthy. Relationships bring up the unfinished business from your past, both as children and as adults in relationships. 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Find Real Love explores your relationship to yourself as a man and how that was impacted by the negative messages given to gay children about not being the "right" type of male. You will also discover how your relationship with your mother and father impacts your success in finding love and how, in fact, you are drawn to familiar love. Not knowing this information can lead you to walk away from the relationship of your dreams.
Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician: The Essential Guide
All the answers straight clinicians need to work effectively with gay and lesbian clients.
It has been over three decades since the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality as a category of deviant behavior from the DSM. Same-sex marriage is recognized in certain states, gay-straight alliances are springing up in high schools across the country, and major religious denominations are embracing gay clergy. Yet despite the sea change of attitudes toward homosexuality, many well-meaning straight therapists are still at a loss as to how to effectively counsel their gay and lesbian clients. This book will offer straight therapists the tools they need to counsel gay and lesbian clients effectively.