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There is now a sizeable literature on working with gay and lesbian people in psychological therapy.

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  • Bieber, I., Dain, H.J., Dince, P.R., Drellich, M.G.,Grand, H.G., Gundlach, R.H., Kremer, M.W.,

Rifkin, A.H., Wilbur, C.B. & Bieber, T.B. (1962). Homosexuality: A Psychoanalytic Study. New York: Basic Books.

  • Davies, D. & Neal, C. (Eds) (1996). Pink Therapy: A Guide for Counsellors and Therapists Working with

Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Clients. Buckingham: Open University Press.

  • Dworkin, S. & Gutierrez, F. (Eds) (1992). Counseling Gay Men and Lesbians: Journey to the End of the Rainbow. Alexandria, VA: American Association for Counseling and Development.
  • Falco, K.L. (1991). Psychotherapy with Lesbian Clients: Theory into Practice. New York: Brunner/Mazel.
  • Gonsiorek, J. (Ed.) (1982). Homosexuality and

Psychotherapy: A Practitioner’s Handbook of Affirmative Models. New York: Haworth.

  • Kitzinger, C. (1987). The Social Construction of

Lesbianism. London: Sage.

  • Kitzinger, C. (1991). Lesbians and gay men in the

workplace: Psychosocial issues. In M.J. Davidson & J. Earnshaw (Eds), Vulnerable Workers: Psychosocial and Legal Issues. London: Wiley.

  • O’Connor, N. & Ryan, J. (1993). Wild Desires and

Mistaken Identities: Lesbianism and Psychoanalysis. London: Virago.

  • Socarides, C.W. (1978). Homosexuality. New York:

Jason Aronson.

  • Stein, T. & Cohen, C. (Eds) (1986). Contemporary

Perspectives on Psychotherapy with Lesbians and Gay Men. New York: Plenum.


  • Annesley, P. & Coyle, A. (1995). Clinical psychologists’ attitudes to lesbians. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 5, 327-331.
  • Brown, L. (1988). Gay men and their families:

Common clinical issues. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy, 1, 65-77.

Goodchilds, J. & Peplau, L.A. (1991). Issues in psychotherapy with lesbians and gay men: A survey of psychologists. American Psychologist, 46, 964-972.

  • Hancock, K. (1995). Psychotherapy with lesbians

and gay men. In A.R. D’Augelli & C.J. Patterson (Eds), Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Identities Across the Lifespan: Psychological Perspectives. New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Hitchings, P. (1994). Psychotherapy and sexual orientation. In P. Clarkson & M. Pokorny (Eds), The

Handbook of Psychotherapy. London: Routledge

  • Kitzinger, C. & Coyle, A. (1995). Lesbian and gay

couples: Speaking of difference. The Psychologist:Bulletin of The British Psychological Society, 8, 64-69.

  • Kitzinger, C. & Wilkinson, S. (1995). Transitions

from heterosexuality to lesbianism: The discursive construction of lesbian identities. [[Developmental Psychology]], 31, 95-104.

  • Milton, M. (1996). Coming out in therapy.

Counselling Psychology Review, 11, 26-32.

  • Milton,M. and Coyle,A.(1998).Psychotherapy with

lesbian and gay clients.The psychologist:Bulletin of The British Psychological Society, 11, 73-76UK perspective Full text

  • Ratigan, B. (1995). Inner world, outer world:

Exploring the tensions of race, sexual orientation and class and the internal world. [[Psychodynamic Counselling]], 1, 173-186.

  • Rivers, I. (1995a). Mental health issues among lesbians and gay men bullied in school. [[Health and

Social Care in the Community]], 3, 380-383.

  • Rivers, I. (1995b). The victimisation of gay teenagers in school: Homophobia in education. Pastoral Care in Education, 13, 39-45.

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