Case Studies on Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Social Work Practice

Case Studies on Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Social Work Practice

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At last-a casebook that focuses exclusively on sexual orientation and gender expression in relation to social work practice. The scenarios feature gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) individuals, couples, and families, and highlight GLBT issues in groups, organizations, communities, policy arenas, and research. The book also contains classroom exercises and suggested readings, making it a good resource for integrating GLBT content into the classroom. The casebook may be used as a complement to Morrow and Messinger's text, Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Social Work Practice: Working with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People (Columbia, 2006); on its own; or in conjunction with another textbook. The editors are award-winning teachers who have organized a casebook appropriate for use at the undergraduate or graduate level in practice, policy, human behavior and the social environment, research, and field education courses as well as in courses focusing specifically on GLBT clients.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 136 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 12.7mm | 566.99g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0231127421
  • 9780231127424

Table of contents

Contents List of Contributors Preface Chapter Index Table Part 1 1. "Passages: From Feeling Woman to Being Woman," Stephen Erich, Sandra Donnelly, and Josephine Tittsworth 2. "Finding Hope: The Case of Randall," Patricia L. Greer and Deana F. Morrow 3."The Covert Life of Philip Johnson," David Henton 4. "Brian at the Crossroads: A Case Study," Sello Sithole 5.,"Young, Transgender, and Out in East Los Angeles," David Henton 6., "The Military Life: The Case of Saundra," Patricia L. Greer and Deana F. Morrow 7."Shonda Harrison: A Young Transgender Client in Jail," Patricia M. Hayes and Robert H. Keefe 8."Sandy Miller's Competency, Religious Beliefs, and Homophobia," Glenda F. Lester Short 9. "Ronald Jackson: A Man on the 'Down Low,'" Robert H. Keefe and Patricia M. Hayes 10. "Thelma Without Louise: The Story of an Aging Woman Who Identifies with Women," Elise M. FullmerPart 2. Couples and Families 11. "Are We a Family Now? The Case of Morgan, Shea, and Alex," Cheryl A. Parks and Nancy A. Humphreys 12. "The Case of Joan and Terri: Implications of Society's Treatment of Sexual Orientation for Lesbians and Gays with Disabilities," Eileen DeHope 13. "A Family in Transition," Cathryne L. Schmitz and Janet Wright 14. "From Lesbian Relationship to Trans/Lesbian Relationship," Arlene Istar Lev 15. "Alan's Story: A Heterosexually Married Couple Faces a Sexual Identity Crisis," David Jenkins 16. "Seeking a Child Through International Adoption: Lucy's and Robin's Story," Nancy A. Humphreys and Cheryl A. Parks 17. "Making Difficult Decisions," Harriet L. Cohen 18. "Jack and Karen: A Transgender Love Story," Carolyn A. Bradley 19. "'Who's Your Daddy?'," Lori MessingerPart 3. Groups 20. "The Day We Shared Our Coming Out Stories," Elizabeth Cramer 21. "Homeless Because I Am Different! Homeless Youth: Stories from the Field," Donna McIntosh 22. "Gender Identity Case Histories," D. R. Yonkin Part 4. Organizations and Communities 23. "'Building Excuses'" in the Workplace, Kristina M. Hash 24. "Designing a Strategy for Changing Agency Policy," Nancy A. Humphreys and Cheryl A. Parks 25. "Making the Link: Domestic Violence in the GLBT Community," Marcie Fisher-Borne 26. "A Leap of Faith: Southern Ministers Organizing for Change," Marcie Fisher-BornePart 5. Policy and Research 27. "Hate Crime Laws: Making a Difference," Lori Messinger 28. "A Policy Analysis of a Constitutional Amendment: Implications for Aging Populations," Lori Messinger 29. "Getting It Right: Doing Research with GLBT Youths," Lori Messinger
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Case Studies goes beyond the basic education of theoretical concepts specific to the LGBT population and allows for the elicitation of discussion. -- Mona Tiernan PsycCritiques
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About Lori Messinger

Lori Messinger is an assistant professor of social work and director of the Bachelors in Social Work program at the University of Kansas. Deana F. Morrow is an associate professor of social work at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina. Lori Messinger, PhD, MSW is Assistant Professor and Director of the BSW Program, School of Social Work at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. Deana F. Morrow, PhD, LPC, LCSW, ACSW is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. They are co-editors of the textbook, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Social Work Practice: Working With Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People, to be published by CUP in January 2006.
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