Case Studies on Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Social Work Practice by Lori MessingerCase Studies on Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Social Work Practice by Lori Messinger

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

EditorLori Messinger, Deana Morrow

Hardcover | July 11, 2006

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At last-a casebook that focuses exclusively on sexual orientation and gender expression in relation to social work practice. The scenarios feature gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) individuals, couples, and families, and highlight GLBT issues in groups, organizations, communities, policy arenas, and research. The book also contains classroom exercises and suggested readings, making it a good resource for integrating GLBT content into the classroom.

The casebook may be used as a complement to Morrow and Messinger's text, Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Social Work Practice: Working with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People (Columbia, 2006); on its own; or in conjunction with another textbook. The editors are award-winning teachers who have organized a casebook appropriate for use at the undergraduate or graduate level in practice, policy, human behavior and the social environment, research, and field education courses as well as in courses focusing specifically on GLBT clients.

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...
Title:Case Studies on Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Social Work PracticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:136 pagesPublished:July 11, 2006Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231127421

ISBN - 13:9780231127424


Table of Contents

ContentsList of Contributors Preface Chapter Index Table Part 1 1. "Passages: From Feeling Woman to Being Woman," Stephen Erich, Sandra Donnelly, and Josephine Tittsworth2. "Finding Hope: The Case of Randall," Patricia L. Greer and Deana F. Morrow3."The Covert Life of Philip Johnson," David Henton4. "Brian at the Crossroads: A Case Study," Sello Sithole5.,"Young, Transgender, and Out in East Los Angeles," David Henton6., "The Military Life: The Case of Saundra," Patricia L. Greer and Deana F. Morrow7."Shonda Harrison: A Young Transgender Client in Jail," Patricia M. Hayes and Robert H. Keefe8."Sandy Miller's Competency, Religious Beliefs, and Homophobia," Glenda F. Lester Short9. "Ronald Jackson: A Man on the 'Down Low,'" Robert H. Keefe and Patricia M. Hayes10. "Thelma Without Louise: The Story of an Aging Woman Who Identifies with Women,"Elise M. Fullmer

Part 2. Couples and Families 11. "Are We a Family Now? The Case of Morgan, Shea, and Alex," Cheryl A. Parks and Nancy A. Humphreys12. "The Case of Joan and Terri: Implications of Society's Treatment of Sexual Orientation for Lesbians and Gays with Disabilities," Eileen DeHope13. "A Family in Transition," Cathryne L. Schmitz and Janet Wright14. "From Lesbian Relationship to Trans/Lesbian Relationship," Arlene Istar Lev15. "Alan's Story: A Heterosexually Married Couple Faces a Sexual Identity Crisis," David Jenkins16. "Seeking a Child Through International Adoption: Lucy's and Robin's Story," Nancy A. Humphreys and Cheryl A. Parks17. "Making Difficult Decisions," Harriet L. Cohen18. "Jack and Karen: A Transgender Love Story," Carolyn A. Bradley19. "'Who's Your Daddy?'," Lori Messinger

Part 3. Groups 20. "The Day We Shared Our Coming Out Stories," Elizabeth Cramer21. "Homeless Because I Am Different! Homeless Youth: Stories from the Field," Donna McIntosh 22. "Gender Identity Case Histories," D. R. Yonkin

Part 4. Organizations and Communities 23. "'Building Excuses'" in the Workplace, Kristina M. Hash24. "Designing a Strategy for Changing Agency Policy," Nancy A. Humphreys and Cheryl A. Parks25. "Making the Link: Domestic Violence in the GLBT Community," Marcie Fisher-Borne26. "A Leap of Faith: Southern Ministers Organizing for Change," Marcie Fisher-Borne

Part 5. Policy and Research 27. "Hate Crime Laws: Making a Difference," Lori Messinger28. "A Policy Analysis of a Constitutional Amendment: Implications for Aging Populations," Lori Messinger29. "Getting It Right: Doing Research with GLBT Youths," Lori Messinger

Editorial Reviews

Case Studies goes beyond the basic education of theoretical concepts specific to the LGBT population and allows for the elicitation of discussion.