Psychotherapy with Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Clients—2: Individual Assessment and Psychotherapy
by Ron Scott
The second video in the Psychotherapy with Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Clients Series focuses some of the most salient assessment and treatment issues that clinicians should know.

Part of the 7-video series: Psychotherapy with Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Clients
Gay, lesbian, and bisexual people utilize mental health services at a rate considerably higher than heterosexuals, and over 95 percent of psychotherapists treat GLB clients in their practice. This program focuses on some of the most salient assessment and treatment issues that clinicians should know.

This video will teach you about:

• The effectiveness of cognitive therapy with this population.
• Implications of internalized homophobia and the importance of hypothesis testing in therapy.
• Assessment of presenting problems and stages of identity development for GLB clients.
• Heterosexist bias in diagnosis of several DSM-IV-TR disorders.

In the last half of the program you’ll see an extraordinary simulation of two therapy sessions by Dr. Christine Padesky with ‘Greg’ on his coming out issues, as well as descriptions of the therapy process and techniques being demonstrated. This award-winning segment, highly rated by graduate school classes, is an outstanding training demonstration for both students and experienced psychotherapists.

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What therapists are saying…

"This video focuses on doing therapy with LGBT clients. The therapy sessions in the video are excellent examples of doing affirmative psychotherapy. Clinicians of all levels can learn from this very skillful work!"

-- Sukie Magraw, PhD, Chair, PsyD  Program, JFK University
"Psychotherapy with Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Clients is the best collection of DVDs about the social and psychological dimensions of this community. The series is well researched and covers many significant issues that GLB people meet in the course of their lives. I would recommend them to a wide audience including psychotherapists. family members, and GLB people themselves."

-- Charles Silverstein, PhD, Founding Editor, The Journal of Homosexuality
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Length of video: 00:49:00

Number of Discs: 1

English subtitles available on: Stream

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Dr. Ron Scott is Professor of Psychology at Chapman University, teaching courses in the areas of clinical, personality and multicultural psychology. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and maintains a small private practice in addition to his work at the university. Dr. Scott is an active teacher-scholar with approximately 20 journal articles and book chapters. He is an officer in the International Council of Psychologists and has been a visiting professor at several universities throughout Latin America.

Featured professionals in the series include Dr. Christine Padesky, Dr. Robert Jay Green, Dr. Isaiah Crawford, Dr. Eli Coleman, Dr. Sari Dworkin, Dr. Ritch Savin-Williams, Dr. Fritz Klein, Dr. Mary Bradford, Dr. Beverly Greene and others.

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CE credits: 3

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase understanding of internalized homophobia and the importance of hypothesis testing in therapy.
  • Improve assessment of presenting problems and stages of identity development for gay, lesbian and bisexual clients.
  • Increase awareness of heterosexist bias in diagnosis of several DSM-IV-TR disorders.
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