For practising therapists, as well as students, this book gives practical and usable information on how to provide affirmative therapy to lesbians and gay men. Research examples and numerous case studies illustrate the authors' points. The book: ] offers a broad base of research, practice, and advocacy information about the special counselling needs of gays and lesbians. ] makes use of research examples and numerous case studies to illustrate relevant points. ] discusses not only the important aspects of providing affirmative psychotherapy to lesbian and gay clients, but also the treatment of same-sex couples and families, ethnic minority issues, HIV/AIDS and legal and ethical issues. ] inludes an appendix with a variety of resources for lesbian and gay male clients.