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Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People


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1. Knowledge for Practice with LGBT Persons Gerald P. Mallon 2. Values/Ethics in Social Work Practice with LGBT Persons Peg McCartt Hess and Nancy Feldman 3. Lesbian, Gay, Biseuxal and Transgendered Persons of Color Karina L. Walters and Roy Old Person 4. Social Work Practice with Bisexual Persons Geodana Weber and Kathy T. Heffern 5. Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Persons Carrie Davies 6. Social Work Practice with Lesbian Individuals Sarah Jane Dodd and Laura Booker 7. Social Work Practice with Gay Individuals Michael Shernoff 8. Social Work Practice with Lesbian Couples Laura Booker and Sarah Jane Dodd 9. Social Work Practice with Gay Couples Don McVinney 10. Group Work Practice with LGBT Persons Mitchel Rosenwald 11. Social Work Practice with LGBT Persons Within Families Gerald P. Mallon 12. Social Work Practice with LGBT Parents Gerald P. Mallon 13. Social Work Practice with LGBT Communities Eleanor Nealy 14. LGBT Communities and Health Care Brian J. Flynn 15. Social Work Practice with LGBT Persons Within Organizations George A. Appleby and Edgar Colon

About the Author

Gerald P. Mallon, DSW, is Professor and Executive Director of the National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning at the Hunter College School of Social Work in New York City. For more than thirty years, Dr.Mallon has been a child welfare practitioner, advocate, educator, and researcher. He is the author or editor of eighteen books and numerous peer-reviewed publications, most recently Lesbian and Gay Foster and Adoptive Parents: Recruiting, Assessing, and Supporting an Untapped Resource for Children and Youth and ChildWelfare for the Twenty-First Century.


"Applying the person:environment perspective of Germain throughout, the contributors of these 15 essays help practitioners and practitioners in training to acquire sufficient knowledge to work toward meeting the needs of members of this community. Along with extensive reviews of the literature, contributors offer significant insights into lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) lives, including the values and ethics of social work practice with members of the LGBT community and LGBT people of color, social work practices with bisexual peopled and those who are transgender or gender-nonconforming, social work practice with lesbian and gay people, practice with lesbian and gay couples, work with those who are LGBT or questioning, practice within families and with LGBT parents, community practice, LGBT communities and health care, and social work with LGBT people within organizations. This works as a professional reference as well as a classroom text." -- Book News Inc., August 2008

"Each author provides important relevant practice information and applies current theories regarding LGBT practice issues. This second edition adds two important population groups: bisexual and transgender persons." Choice, February 2009

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