This comprehensive core textbook analyzes how resilient people navigate the troubled waters of life’s traumas and identifies how learning about resilience may help cultivate this quality in other, less resilient, people. Author Morley D. Glicken explains the inner self-healing processes of resilient people and helps individuals training in the helping professions to learn to use these processes in working with their clients.

Resilience in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Individuals

Resilience in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) individuals

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people have an obvious set of traumas confronting them throughout the life span. Being homosexual or having doubts about one's actual gender in a society that is homophobic and moralistic can have profound repercussions, which may include experiences such as bullying in school, gay bashing, family rejection, job discrimination, and hate crimes. These repercussions begin early in life and continue throughout the life span. Many homosexual and bisexual people suffer severe depressions as a result of homophobia, and there is a higher rate of suicide in the homosexual and bisexual populations than in the population at large. While our society has moved to ...

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