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Clinical Social Work Practice with Adult Lesbians

Ski Hunter

in Social Work

ISBN: 9780195389678
Published online December 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780195389678-0099
Clinical Social Work Practice with Adult Lesbians

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Lesbians were not notable in the United States until the term “lesbian” became widely used in the 19th and 20th centuries. The source of the term is not known, but it probably came from the name of the home of Sappho, who lived on the Greek island of Lesbos around 600 bce. This entry reflects a more current time and identifies resources focused on clinical interventions with lesbians (published between 1990 and 2008). Several online bibliographies are included that have older references on interventions. Most materials are selected from the research in social work and psychology. Lesbians are significantly more likely to seek a mental health professional than are heterosexual women. Also, more lesbian couples than gay couples seek professional help. Nevertheless, considerable materials also include gay persons and sometimes bisexual and transgender persons. Heterosexual persons are also sometimes included for comparison purposes.

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Subjects: Social Work

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