UNDERSTANDING GENDER DYSPHORIA NAVIGATING TRANSGENDER ISSUES IN A CHANGING CULTURE CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES BOOKS

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Understanding Gender Dysphoria

Author : Mark A. Yarhouse
ISBN : 9780830898602
Genre : Psychology
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Foreword Reviews' 18th Annual INDIEFAB Honorable Mention for Psychology Few topics are more contested today than gender identity. In the fog of the culture war, complex issues like gender dysphoria are reduced to slogans and sound bites. And while the war rages over language, institutions and political allegiances, transgender individuals are the ones who end up being the casualties. Mark Yarhouse, an expert in sexual identity and therapy, challenges the church to rise above the political hostilities and listen to people's stories. In Understanding Gender Dysphoria, Yarhouse offers a Christian perspective on transgender issues that eschews simplistic answers and appreciates the psychological and theological complexity. The result is a book that engages the latest research while remaining pastorally sensitive to the experiences of each person. In the midst of a tense political climate, Yarhouse calls Christians to come alongside those on the margins and stand with them as they resolve their questions and concerns about gender identity. Understanding Gender Dysphoria is the book we need to navigate these stormy cultural waters.
Category: Psychology

Listening To Sexual Minorities

Author : Mark A. Yarhouse
ISBN : 0830886575
Genre : Christian universities and colleges
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Category: Christian universities and colleges

When Hope Seems Lost

Author : Denise Shick And Help 4 Families
ISBN : 9781609570453
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There is a great deal of mystery and confusion about how to deal with transsexuality in the Christian community. This book provides a resource to the church and families that have faced the issue. To the church the book gives a biblical response to transsexuality. For the families it gives hope, support and the knowledge they are not alone.Marc S. Dillworth, Ph.D.Licensed Psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of Gender Identity Disorder in children and adolescents. Can provide assistance via telephone or skype all over the world, or local office in Bradenton, FloridaFor Christian families who have known the heartbreak of transsexuality, Denise Shick has written a highly readable and helpful resource. Her combination of insights and real-life stories is a blessing and encouragement to those impacted by gender identity disorder.Carol L. Wagstaff, M.A.Executive Director Living Stones Ministries Words can never describe my feelings as I read through the pages of this book. My heart broke as I realized the magnitude of the problem that many families are facing with Gender Identity Disorder. This book is an invaluable resource to the pastor and the church when faced with these types of issues. As a pastor it is a great blessing to know that should this issue arise, I have a resource to turn to and can offer hope to the hurting. Pastor John Swanger Calvary Road Baptist ChurchIn her newest book, Denise Shick articulates her personal testament and that of others, which provides the opportunity for readers to gain greater understanding and compassion for those affected by gender confusion. In the end, readers will be encouraged and walk away with hope. It is refreshing and honest, a resource like none other.James E. Phelan, LCSW, BCD, Psy.D
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Homosexuality And The Christian

Author : Mark A. PsyD Yarhouse
ISBN : 9781441213716
Genre : Religion
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Mark Yarhouse gives honest and accurate answers to parents and pastors who have questions about homosexuality. Throughout the book, the author uses a new framework for understanding the issue, carefully separating the concept of "same sex attraction" from a "gay identity." In a clear and compassionate style, he explains the research regarding what causes same-sex attraction and whether or not it can be overcome. He also discusses what Christians can do when someone they know opens up to them about their homosexual attractions.
Category: Religion

Gender Identity Disorder And Psychosexual Problems In Children And Adolescents

Author : Kenneth J. Zucker
ISBN : 0898622662
Genre : Psychology
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This unique and timely volume provides a comprehensive overview of the most recent clinical work and research on the topic. Following an overview of the disorder, the first section of the book deals with young children, providing a detailed analysis of gender identity disorder in both boys and girls. The second section, which focuses on adolescents, covers gender identity disorder, transvestic fetishism - also based on the largest sample of individuals ever studied - and homosexuality. Detailed clinical case material, which brings the issues to life, is included throughout.
Category: Psychology

Homosexuality

Author : Stanton L. Jones
ISBN : 9780830875542
Genre : Religion
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How prevalent is homosexuality? What causes it? Is it a psychopathology? Can it be changed? Questions like these often accompany discussions of homosexual behavior. For answers we naturally look to scientific studies. But what does the scientific research actually show? More important, what place should this research have in shaping the church's response? Stanton Jones and Mark Yarhouse help us face these issues squarely and honestly. In four central chapters they examine how scientific research has been used within church debates--in particular within Methodist, Presbyterian and Episcopal contexts. They then survey the most recent and best scientific research and sort out what it actually shows. Next they help us to interpret the research's relevance to the moral debate within the church. In a concluding chapter they make a strong case for a traditional Christian sexual ethic. Church groups considering these complex issues will find helpful discussion questions at the end of each chapter. This book is essential reading for anyone involved in the church's debate over homosexual behavior.
Category: Religion

Understanding Sexual Identity

Author : Mark A. Yarhouse
ISBN : 9780310516194
Genre : Religion
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Today’s youth struggle with difficult questions of sexual identity. How can a youth worker offer wise care and counsel on such a controversial and confusing subject? Mark Yarhouse, Director of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity, writes to equip youth ministers so they can faithfully navigate the topic of sexual identity in a way that is honest, compassionate, and accessible. Reframing the focus away from the culture wars, Yarhouse introduces readers to the conversation beginning with the developmental considerations in the formation of sexual identity—all of which occurs in the teen years. He offers practical and helpful ways to think about people who experience same-sex attraction. Sections of the book are also dedicated to helping parents respond to their children and teens who struggle with questions of sexual idenity, as well as how youth ministry can become more relevant in the lives of youth who are navigating these issues.
Category: Religion

Sexuality And Sex Therapy

Author : Mark A. Yarhouse
ISBN : 9780830864836
Genre : Religion
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The field of human sexuality is one of ever-increasing complexity, particularly for Christian therapists and psychologists seeking to be faithful to Scripture, informed by science and sensitive to culture. In Sexuality and Sex Therapy, Mark Yarhouse and Erica Tan offer a survey and appraisal of this field from a Christian perspective, which grounds sex therapy in the biblical affirmation of physicality and the redemptive purposes of human life. Integrating the latest research within a Christian worldview, the authors explore sexual dysfunctions as well as various clinical issues and treatments. Not only have Yarhouse and Tan written a standard resource for Christian therapists and counselors, but they also challenge the church to talk more honestly and openly about the blessing of human sexuality.
Category: Religion

Sexual Identity

Author : Mark A. Yarhouse
ISBN : 0761826033
Genre : Social Science
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Most people who attempt to change their homosexual attractions and behaviors experience only partial success despite their best efforts. Written for Christians whose beliefs and values support their work towards chastity, this book offers a unique look at how they can manage and develop their sexual identity through a number of practical strategies.
Category: Social Science

Ex Gays

Author : Stanton L. Jones
ISBN : 083082846X
Genre : Psychology
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Is it possible to be an ex gay? Stanton L. Jones and Mark A. Yarhouse present social science research on homosexuality designed to answer the questions: Can those who receive religiously-informed psychotherapy experience a change in their sexual orientation? Are such programs harmful to participants? The results show that outcomes for this kind of religiously-informed psychotherapy are similar to outcomes of therapy for other psychological problems. Such programs do not appear to be harmful on average to individuals. This research will be of interest to all those who want to know the latest research on sexual orientation change and the effects of religiously-informeded programs on those who utilize them.
Category: Psychology