The Initial Psychotherapy Interview: A Gay Man Seeks Treatment

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the initial interview with a gay male client. It first provides a transcript of the entire interview. It then covers in-depth a set of universal themes, and finally includes commentary on and analysis of the interview from a range of the most widely used theoretical perspectives.

Fourteen experts contributed to this book.


Part One The Initial Interview 1
Charles Silverstein

3 The Initial Psychotherapy Interview

4 Variations on Gender and Orientation in Scott’s First Interview
Margaret Nichols

5 Institutional Aspects of the Initial Interview
Ronald E. Hellman

6 Death and Bereavement
Michael C. Singer

7 An Attachment Perspective on the First Interview
(Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy)
Gil Tunnell

8 Understanding Self-Report of Sexual Abuse in an Initial Clinical
John C. Gonsiorek

9 Sex, Drugs, and HIV (Clinical Issues and Assessment Strategies)
Peter S. Theodore

10 Motivational Interviewing for Health Behavior Problems
Donald Bux

11 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
DeMond M. Grant and LaRicka R. Wingate

12 Family Systems (The Relational Contexts of Individual Symptoms)
Corinne Datchi-Phillips

13 Listening as a Psychoanalyst
Ralph Roughton

14 Psychodrama (In Search of Meaning Through Action)
Jacob Gershoni

15 Gay-Affirmative Psychotherapy in Real Time (A First Interview) 301
Armand R. Cerbone

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