Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Stephen Higgins, Catherine Butler

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This book explores the diversity in lesbian, gay, and bisexual lives, with the aim of opening up therapists' understanding of this diversity so that they can work in an ethical, supportive and non-discriminatory way with these individuals.

Offers a comprehensive look at diversity within LGB populations, including the interactions between different areas of social difference using contemporary approaches
Focuses on the practitioner, illustrating concepts with vignettes and case studies for implementing practical applications
Emphasizes gender balance, fully exploring both male and female perspectives on each topic
Encompasses different perspectives, including critical health psychology, discursive psychology, intersectionality, critical and cultural theory, and post-colonial discourse, while remaining accessible to all
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntersectionality, Sexuality and Psychological Therapies
Subtitle of host publicationWorking with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Diversity
EditorsRoshan das Nair, Catherine Butler
Place of PublicationChichester
PublisherBPS Blackwell
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781119967613
ISBN (Print)978-0-470-97499-5
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2012


  • Claims of asylum, 'particular social group'
  • Guidelines for good practice
  • Issues of sexuality
  • LGB people, and sexual orientation
  • LGB refugees, application
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Supporting LGB asylum seekers, refugees
  • Western models of psychotherapy, individual
  • Working with LGB asylum seekers/refugees

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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