Handbook of Evidence-Based Mental Health Practice with Sexual and Gender Minorities

ISBN : 9780190669300

John E. Pachankis; Steven A. Safren
504 ページ
156 x 235 mm

Numerous factors contribute to higher rates of psychosocial disorders experienced by those who identify as sexual and gender minorities, making them more likely to seek and require mental health treatment compared to heterosexual and cisgender individuals. Historically, mental health clinical research has taken inadequate account of sexual and gender minority status; recently, however, researchers have begun developing and adapting evidence-based mental health treatment approaches for use with these groups.

Handbook of Evidence-Based Mental Health Practice with Sexual and Gender Minorities offers a comprehensive array of evidence-based approaches for treating sexual and gender minority clients' mental health concerns. The interventions detailed here span a diverse spectrum of populations, including sexual and gender minority youth, transgender populations, same-sex couples, sexual minority parents, and bisexual individuals. Chapters also address numerous mental and behavioral health problems, including anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse, trauma, body image disturbance, and sexual health. In addition to an overview of the research evidence supporting each clinical presentation and approach, chapters contain practical how-to guidance for therapists to use in their clinical practice. Handbook of Evidence-Based Mental Health Practice with Sexual and Gender Minorities reflects a true integration of the best of sexual and gender minority research and the best of evidence-based practice research, presented by the leading experts in the field. As such it is essential reading for mental health professionals who work with these groups, as well as trainees in social work, counseling, and clinical psychology.


Contributor List
Section I. Background
Chapter 1: The Scientific Pursuit of Sexual and Gender Minority Mental Health Treatments: Historical Barriers and Future Promises
John E. Pachankis and Steven A. Safren

Section II. Evidence-Based Treatments for Specific Sexual and Gender Minority Populations
Chapter 2: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Mental Health
Shelley L. Craig, Ashley Austin, and Edward J. Alessi
Chapter 3: Evidence-Based Approaches for Sexual Health and Substance Use Problems in Sexual and Gender Minority Youth
Michael E. Newcomb and Brian A. Feinstein
Chapter 4: Transgender Affirmative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Ashley Austin and Shelley L. Craig
Chapter 5: Couple Interventions for Same-Sex Couples
Christopher A. Pepping, W. Kim Halford, and Anthony Lyons
Chapter 6: Sexual Minority Parent Families: Research and Implications for Parenting Interventions
Abbie E. Goldberg, Reihonna Frost, and Nestor Noyola
Chapter 7: Affirmative Mental Health Practice with Bisexual Clients: Evidence-Based Strategies
Andrew Young Choi and Tania Israel

Section III. Evidence-Based Treatments for Specific Mental Health Problems Among Sexual and Gender Minority Clients
Chapter 8: Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Evidence-Based Considerations for Affirmative Services for Sexual Minority Clients
Natalie R. Holt, Allura L. Ralston, and Debra A. Hope
Chapter 9: Evidence-Based Approaches for Treating Depression Among Sexual and Gender Minority Clients
Christopher R. Martell
Chapter 10: Evidence-Based Alcohol and Substance Use Disorder Treatment with Sexual and Gender Minorities
Adam W. Carrico, Walter Gomez, and Cathy J. Reback
Chapter 11: Application of Evidence-Based Practices for Trauma-Related Disorders Among Sexual Minority Women
Debra Kaysen, Keren Lehavot, and Emily R. Dworkin
Chapter 12: An Evidence-Based Approach to Conceptualizing Trauma Responses Among Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Adults
Jillian C. Shipherd, Sarah E. Valentine, and Julie Woulfe
Chapter 13: Evidence-Based Practice for the Prevention and Treatment of Body Image Disturbance and Eating Pathology in Sexual Minority Men
Aaron J. Blashill, Tiffany Brown, and Patrycja Klimek
Chapter 14: Sexual Health Interventions for HIV-Negative Sexual Minority Men
Trevor A. Hart, Julia R. G. Vernon, and Nathan Grant Smith
Chapter 15: Evidence-Based Approaches to HIV-Positive Sexual Minority Men's Sexual Health
Audrey Harkness and Steven A. Safren
Section IV. Evidence-based Treatments for Sexual and Gender Minorities Using Novel Modalities
Chapter 16: Group-Based Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies with Sexual Minority Clients
Jeffrey M. Cohen and Michelle G. Newman
Chapter 17: Acceptance, Vulnerability, and Compassion: Contextual Behavioral Approaches for Sexual and Gender Minority Clients
Matthew D. Skinta, Brandon Hoeflein, and Danny Ryu
Chapter 18: Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder and Suicidality Among Sexual and Gender Minority Individuals
David W. Pantalone, Colleen A. Sloan, and Adam Carmel
Chapter 19: Relationship-Focused Therapy for Sexual and Gender Minority Individuals and Their Parents
Gary M. Diamond, Rotem Boruchovitz-Zamir, Inbal Gat, and Ofir Nir-Gottlieb
Chapter 20: Transdiagnostic Approaches to Improve Sexual Minority Individuals' Co-Occurring Mental, Behavioral, and Sexual Health
Craig Rodriguez-Seijas, Charles L. Burton, and John E. Pachankis

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John E. Pachankis is an Associate Professor at the Yale School of Public Health. His comprehensive set of peer-reviewed publications are in the areas of social epidemiology and intervention science as applied to sexual and gender minority mental health. Steven A. Safren is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami. He is a well-published expert on behavioral health topics, including clinical work with sexual and gender minorities, health-related behavior change, and HIV prevention and care domestically and internationally.