Case Studies on Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Social Work Practice

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Lori Messinger, Deana F. Morrow
Columbia University Press, 2006 - Social Science - 114 pages

This casebook focuses on sexual orientation and gender expression in relation to social work practice. An excellent resource, it offers 29 cases illustrating the variety of issues facing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) people and communities in five practice settings-individuals, couples and families, communities and organizations, groups, and policy and research. The book also contains discussion questions, classroom exercises, and suggested readings for each case, so educators can easily integrate GLBT content into the classroom. Case Studies on Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Social Work Practice may be used on its own, in conjunction with another textbook, or as a complement to Deana F. Morrow and Lori Messinger's Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Social Work Practice: Working with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People (Columbia, 2006). Messinger and Morrow are award-winning teachers and their groundbreaking book is key for culturally competent undergraduate or graduate courses in practice, policy, human behavior and the social environment, research, and field education.

 

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Contents

INDIVIDUALS
1
The Case of Randall
7
A Case Study
13
The Case of Saundra
19
Sandy Millers Competency Religious Beliefs and Homophobia
26
Implications of Societys Treatment of Sexual Orientation
44
A Heterosexually Married Couple Faces
53
Making Difficult Decisions
60
Whos Your Daddy?
68
The Day We Shared Our Coming Out Stories
75
Gender Identity Case Histories
85
Building Excuses in the Workplace
91
Southern Ministers Organizing for Change
99
POLICY AND RESEARCH
103
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About the author (2006)

Lori Messinger is an assistant professor of social work and director of the Bachelors in Social Work program at the University of Kansas.

Deana F. Morrow is an associate professor of social work at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Lori Messinger, PhD, MSW is Assistant Professor and Director of the BSW Program, School of Social Work at the University of Kansas, Lawrence.

Deana F. Morrow, PhD, LPC, LCSW, ACSW is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

They are co-editors of the textbook, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Social Work Practice: Working With Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People, to be published by CUP in January 2006.

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