By Ronald C. Fox
Study the most recent practical—and bisexually affirmative—approaches to assisting bisexual clients
Clinical paintings with bisexual consumers has conceptually shifted past the specific emphasis on both immediately or lesbian and homosexual concerns. There are nonetheless, notwithstanding, too few psychotherapists who supply affirmative psychotherapy particular to bisexual issues. Affirmative Psychotherapy with Bisexual girls and Bisexual males addresses the problems of bisexuals with an accepting and affirmative viewpoint, supplying therapists with the newest viewpoints, ideas, and learn to successfully deal with bisexual consumers. top experts with affirmative-to-bisexuals views talk about difficulties particular to bisexuals and their existence, with a watch towards offering sensible, powerful treatment. particular bisexual way of life issues are tested, reminiscent of transgender concerns, polyamory, older bisexual men and women, and cultural variations, whereas delivering an emphasis on cultivating future health and a feeling of group in bisexual clients.
Affirmative Psychotherapy with Bisexual girls and Bisexual males sensitively avoids the double general lengthy held through therapists clinically treating heterosexual or lesbian and homosexual contributors, exhibiting that an affirmative standpoint is legitimate and the most important for the potent remedy of bisexuals. This resource basically explains sensible recommendations and discusses the most recent examine on bisexual matters similar to age, tradition, heterosexual and bisexual combined undefined, and the polyamorous way of life with applicable recognition and knowing. The e-book additionally explores valuable how you can enhance winning well-being and aid prone particular to bisexual needs.
Topics in Affirmative Psychotherapy with Bisexual ladies and Bisexual males include:
affirmative psychotherapy concepts particular to bisexual girls and bisexual men
want for validation of bisexuality
methods for consumers to return to phrases with their bisexuality
useful value—and shortcomings—of the most healing faculties in delivering powerful psychotherapy
transgender bisexuality, with illustrative case studies
wishes and problems with African-American bisexual clients
bisexual getting older issues
counseling heterosexual spouses of bisexual girls and men
treatment techniques for consumers who're bisexual and polyamorous
spotting and addressing the explicit wishes of alternative sub-groups of bisexual people
Affirmative Psychotherapy with Bisexual ladies and Bisexual males is an important addition to the literature of bisexual psychotherapy and is important to counselors, psychotherapists, marriage and kinfolk therapists, social employees, psychiatrists, intercourse therapists, researchers, and educators within the fields of psychology, sociology, anthropology, sexuality, intercourse schooling, adolescent and grownup improvement, and neighborhood psychological future health.
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Additional info for Affirmative Psychotherapy with Bisexual Women and Bisexual Men
2001; Dworkin, 2000; Page, 2004), one may use a cognitive-behavioural approach. Here, the primary focus for the therapy is on unlearning negative cognitive thought patterns, relearning pleasurable activities, relaxation methods, and regular mood monitoring to promote insight in the relationship between thoughts and feelings. However, one has to be careful with applying these methods if depressive symptoms appear to be linked with a client’s experience of his bisexuality. Since stress is known to be related to depression, there is a possibility that depressive symptoms are caused by the repression of a client’s own bisexual feelings, isolation from the bisexual community, or a lack of information about bisexuality.
That is, bisexual men are not necessarily in relationships with both men and women concurrently. Furthermore, some bisexuals may see their sexual orientation in terms of their love for the person with whom they are involved, regardless of whether that person is a man or a woman. For these individuals, it is not that the biological sex is not important, but rather that the biological sex of their partners is only one of the factors involved in the choice of the particular person with whom they are in relationship (Coleman, 1987, 1998; Ross & Paul, 1992).
This article describes the range of issues that are of concern to bisexual men seeking psychotherapy. In addressing these issues with bisexual clients, the therapist is well advised to recognize the diversity that exists within this population regarding the pathways that individuals take in the course of acknowledging and coming to terms with their sexual orientation. It is important for the therapist to recognize that for most bisexual clients, the presenting issues are those that are common to most psychotherapy clients, such as anxiety, depression, stress, and relationship issues.