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Title Gay mental healthcare providers and patients in the military : personal experiences and clinical care / Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, Joseph E. Wise, Bryan Pyle, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]


Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction -- Risk and Resilience: A Review of the Health Literature of Veterans Who Identify as LGBT -- "I Can Finally Be Me ... Why Did It Take So Long?" A History of U.S. Military Policy Regarding Sexual and Gender Minority Service -- The Reservist Perspective: Service Before and During "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" -- Being Discharged Under Don't Ask, Don't Tell -- A Gay Psychologist's Account of Serving in the Army Reserves and National Guard During Don't Ask, Don't Tell -- Does Anybody Have Anything They Want to Say? -- Family -- Here/Queer/Used to It: An Account of a Post-Don't Ask, Don't Tell Mental Health Provider -- Ward 52: A Haven for HIV Positive Military Personnel -- Creating Safe Spaces: Best Practices for Clinicians Working with Sexual and Gender -- Military Service Members and Veterans -- Treating LGBT Veterans with Substance Use Disorders--A Gay Psychiatrist's Experience -- "At Least 'Shipmate' is a Gender-Neutral Insult" -A Military Psychiatrist's Introduction to Transgender Military Service -- Ethical Issues Regarding LGBT and Intersex Service Members
Summary This volume tells the history of homosexuality in the United States military beginning in 1986, when the issue first came to the forefront of social consciousness. Each chapter is written through the eyes of gay mental healthcare providers, covering how to steadily adapt and learn to treat veterans struggling with the traumas associated with the stigma of homosexuality in service. Topics include the "Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell" (DADT) policy, its repeal in 2011, and addresses the current trends and challenges. Unlike any other professional book, this text includes the personal stories of gay military mental healthcare providers, as well as gay civilian clinicians who have worked with the military population in various segments in history. These accounts offer invaluable support for medical professionals working with this demographic. Chapters cover the various psychological damage service personnel encounter as it uniquely pertains to those struggling with the stigma of LGBTQ rights. Chapters include clinical pearls for particular psychiatric concerns, lessons learned for the future, and hard-earned successes as stigmas and perceptions evolved over time. Gay Mental Healthcare Providers and Patients in the Military is an excellent resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, policymakers, and all professionals who are interested in LGBTQ rights in the context of veteran psychiatry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Gay military personnel -- Mental health -- United States
Transgender military personnel -- Mental health -- United States
Gay counselors -- United States
Military Personnel
Veterans Health
Sexual and Gender Minorities
Public health & preventive medicine.
General practice.
HISTORY -- Military -- Other.
Gay counselors
United States
Genre/Form Personal narratives
Personal narratives.
R├ęcits personnels.
Form Electronic book
Author Ritchie, Elspeth Cameron, editor.
Wise, Joseph E., editor
Pyle, Bryan, editor
ISBN 9783319660264