Social work and sexuality, working with lesbians and gay men: what remains the same and what is different?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/296890
Title:
Social work and sexuality, working with lesbians and gay men: what remains the same and what is different?
Authors:
Cosis-Brown, Helen;
Abstract:
This paper looks at changes in social work practice with lesbians and gay men over the last fifteen years and specifically since the author's publication which addressed social work with lesbians and gay men (Brown, 1998b). The paper considers what the implications of some of those changes are for social work and is what would be described as 'a discussion paper' drawing on the existing literature and documents in the public domain and the author's own practice experience. The demise of the emphasis placed on relationship-based work, the author argues, affects all service users and carers including lesbians and gay men. To reclaim relationship-based social work would also be reclaiming the 'radical'; something that has got lost. To work effectively with lesbians and gay men requires this radical approach as it requires the ability to work with contradictions, to use the law as leverage to meet people's needs to apply knowledge effectively and to utilise competently communication skills in relationship based work.
Citation:
Cosis-Brown, H. (2008) 'Social work and sexuality, working with lesbians and gay men: what remains the same and what is different?', Practice: Social Work in Action, 20(4), 265-275.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Practice : a quarterly journal for social workers.
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/296890
DOI:
10.1080/09503150802532339
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09503150802532339#.UfJA4dKWbKg
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0950-3153
Appears in Collections:
Social Work, Professional Practice and the Law

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCosis-Brown, Helen;en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-23T12:57:58Zen
dc.date.available2013-07-23T12:57:58Zen
dc.date.issued2008en
dc.identifier.citationCosis-Brown, H. (2008) 'Social work and sexuality, working with lesbians and gay men: what remains the same and what is different?', Practice: Social Work in Action, 20(4), 265-275.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0950-3153en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09503150802532339en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/296890en
dc.description.abstractThis paper looks at changes in social work practice with lesbians and gay men over the last fifteen years and specifically since the author's publication which addressed social work with lesbians and gay men (Brown, 1998b). The paper considers what the implications of some of those changes are for social work and is what would be described as 'a discussion paper' drawing on the existing literature and documents in the public domain and the author's own practice experience. The demise of the emphasis placed on relationship-based work, the author argues, affects all service users and carers including lesbians and gay men. To reclaim relationship-based social work would also be reclaiming the 'radical'; something that has got lost. To work effectively with lesbians and gay men requires this radical approach as it requires the ability to work with contradictions, to use the law as leverage to meet people's needs to apply knowledge effectively and to utilise competently communication skills in relationship based work.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09503150802532339#.UfJA4dKWbKgen
dc.titleSocial work and sexuality, working with lesbians and gay men: what remains the same and what is different?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalPractice : a quarterly journal for social workers.en_GB
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