Lesbian Families' Challenges and Means of Resiliency
Implications for Feminist Family Therapy
Edited by Anne M. Prouty Lyness
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Lesbian Families' Challenges and Means of Resiliency by Anne M. Prouty Lyness
Book DescriptionAn inside look at the unique challenges of the lesbian experience Lesbian Families' Challenges and Means of Resiliency: Implications for Feminist Family Therapy is a unique collection of interdisciplinary feminist examinations of the resiliency of lesbian couples and families. Leading feminist researchers and clinicians discuss parenting within lesbian families, with a focus on personal resiliency. These thought-provoking and insightful articles address the challenges of having and raising children in a society that struggles to accept alternative family structures. Lesbian Families' Challenges and Means of Resiliency examines a wide range of issues facing lesbian couples, with a special focus on parenting and couple violence. The book's contributors examine the unique challenges of lesbian and gay parenting; adversities facing lesbian parents and the coping methods they employ; violence among lesbian couples and the lesbian community's response to domestic violence; and the application of feminist theory to validate, strengthen, and promote resiliency in lesbian couples. The book also includes interviews with single or partnered lesbians who had children through adoption, artificial insemination, or a previous relationship. Topics examined in Lesbian Families' Challenges and Means of Resiliency include: * parenting * artificial insemination * lesbian family therapy * family law * couple violence * lesbian community * feminist research * feminist couple therapy * and much moreLesbian Families' Challenges and Means of Resiliency is a vital professional aid for psychotherapists, family therapists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors. It's an equally valuable resource for academics working in family studies, women's studies, queer studies, gender studies, and sociology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780789034274
(216mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Haworth Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 26-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Anne M. Prouty Lyness
Politics of the Personal in Feminist Family Therapy, Paperback (September 2006)
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Feminist Perspectives in Medical Family Therapy, Hardback (June 2004)» View all books by Anne M. Prouty Lyness
A monograph published simultaneously as the Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, Vol.15, Nos 2/3. Explores the groundbreaking collaboration of therapy and medicine to form a biopsychosocial approach to health care
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