Reclaiming the Authentic Self: Dynamic Psychotherapy with Gay Men

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American culture is overwhelmingly heterosexual, filled with the symbolism, rites of passage, and rituals that affirm and strengthen heterosexual identity. Homosexuality is scorned, disparaged, and treated with contempt in myriad subtle and obvious ways. The homosexual boy who becomes the homosexual man is bombarded by assaults on his identity and self-esteem. In this milieu of rejection, the homosexual man cannot help but internalize some self-hatred. Taking in society's contempt for him leads the gay man to become ...

Reclaiming the Authentic Self: Dynamic Psychotherapy with Gay Men 1977, Jason Aronson, Inc.

ISBN-13: 9781568213958

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