Queering Psychotherapy

Editor : Jane C. Czyzselska

Queering Psychotherapy

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2022
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 320
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 96320
  • ISBN 13 : 9781913494735
  • ISBN 10 : 9781913494

Reviews and Endorsements

The discipline of psychotherapy is unavoidably implicated in the structure of the society in which it operates. The only way to ensure it doesn’t replicate embedded social inequities and harms is for it regularly subject itself to intense critical examination from a wide diversity of perspectives. Queering Psychotherapy is a shining example of this kind of inquiry and should be a compulsory read for anyone in the field, however they choose to identify. - Dr. Aaron Balick, Psychotherapist and author.

The space of therapy can feel claustrophobic. If you’re queer or trans and working with a heteronormative therapist, the room itself can feel airless especially when you are trying to establish a workable relationship and understanding about your identity. An airless room fraught with misunderstandings. This book is a reservoir of information, knowledge and professional understandings which seek to widen out that space into a comfortable queer landscape. Invaluable. - Juno Roche – Writer.

Queering Psychotherapy is a dynamic collection featuring important, intersectional perspectives. It tackles big topics, such as trans desire, lesbian erasure and navigating shame, with nuance and care. Brimming with powerful insights, this book is a vital resource for professionals and fascinating reading material for us all.” - Roxy Bourdillon, editor-in-chief of DIVA magazine.

A stirring and necessary contribution to the field! In this liminal time, when a new generation of clients and students are calling psychotherapists and training institutions to accountability, Queering Psychotherapy can offer a compelling compass for reorienting and reimagining our field. The collaborative format of the book embodies the message vividly, by calling us all in, to critically and heartfully join the creative project of querying and queering the underpinning of our theories and practices. - Shoshi Asheri, Psychotherapist, educator and creative collaborator at Aashna UK.

This excellent book takes an intersectional approach in the understanding of psychotherapy through a queer lens and is essential reading, therefore for those who are from the LGBTQ+ community or are working within said communities such as myself. That this book has been brave enough to include such a wide range of voices and perspectives, angles, cultures, and races is a testament to just how psychotherapy can come together when it steps outside of the heteronormative, able-bodied, white, middle class constraints within which it has been entangled almost since its inception. This book is essential reading and needs to be studied on courses around the country. - Dr Dwight Turner Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Workshop Facilitator.

“Passionate, thoughtful and opens a much-needed discussion with the mainstream therapeutic community who often do not understand the needs and lives of LGBTQI+ clients.” - Matthew Todd, author of Straight Jacket

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