Social Work Practice with the LGBTQ+ Community: The Intersection of History, Health, Mental Health, and Policy Factors (Paperback)

Social Work Practice with the LGBTQ+ Community: The Intersection of History, Health, Mental Health, and Policy Factors By Michael P. Dentato (Editor) Cover Image
By Michael P. Dentato (Editor)
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Social Work Practice with the LGBTQ+ Community aims to weave together the realms of sociopolitical, historical, and policy contexts in order to assist readers with understanding the base for effective and affirming health and mental health practice with diverse members of the LGBTQ+ community. Comprised of chapters written by social work academics and their allies--whose combined knowledge in the field spans decades of direct experience in human behavior, practice, policy, and research--this book features applicable and useful content for social work students and practitioners across the allied health and mental health professions, as well as across disciplines. The expansive practice text examines international concerns and content associated with the LGBTQ+ movement and ongoing needs related to health, mental health, policy and advocacy, among other areas of concern. Specific highlights of the chapters include narrative that blends conceptual, theoretical, and empirical
content; examination of current trends in the field related to practice considerations and intersectionality; and snapshots of concerns related to international progress and ongoing challenges related to equality and policy. Additionally, as a classroom support for instructors, each chapter has a corresponding power point presentation which includes a resource list pertaining to that chapter's focus with websites, film, and video links as well as national and international organizations associated with the LGBTQ+ community. Overall, Social Work Practice with the LGBTQ+ Community is an invaluable resource for graduate students within social work programs and related disciplines, academics, and health/mental health practitioners currently in the field.

About the Author

Michael P. Dentato, PhD, MSW is Associate Professor of Social Work at Loyola University Chicago. He presently serves as a consultant for The Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity and is the former co-chair for the U.S. regional network of the International Partnership for Queer Youth Resilience (INQYR). He has more than 25 years of direct service and consultant experience including clinical, administrative, and policy work throughout his tenure in New York City, Miami, and Chicago, serving as a mental health therapist, clinical supervisor, director of clinical services, and executive director, among other roles.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780197573495
ISBN-10: 0197573495
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: July 1st, 2022
Pages: 752
Language: English
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