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Gay Mental Healthcare Providers and Patients in the Military

Personal Experiences and Clinical Care

Editors: Ritchie, Elspeth, Wise, Joseph, Pyle, Bryan (Eds.)

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  • Includes personal experiences from professionals who have encountered rights issues among gay military service men and women
  • The only text to offer clinical pearls and guidelines for treating patients struggling with the issue of gay rights in the military
  • Examines the issues of mental healthcare among gay military personnel in the context of other psychological traumas 
  • Written by experts who were impacted by these policies firsthand 
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About this book

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.


About the authors

COL (Ret) Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, MD, MPH
Chief, Mental Health Community Based Outpatient Clinics
Washington DC VA
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry George Washington University School of Medicine
Professor of Psychiatry Howard University College of Medicine
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Professor of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)


Joseph E Wise, MD
Major, Medical Corps, US Army
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, MD, USA


Bryan Pyle, MSW
Department of Social Work
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
US Navy
Bethesda, MD, USA


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 3-7

    Ritchie, Elspeth Cameron, MD, MPH

  • Risk and Resilience: A Review of the Health Literature of Veterans Who Identify as LGBT

    Pages 9-24

    Ramirez, Heliana, PhD, MSW (et al.)

  • “I Can Finally Be Me…Why Did It Take So Long?” A History of US Military Policy Regarding Sexual and Gender Minority Service

    Pages 25-34

    Anonymous,

  • The Reservist Perspective: Service Before and During “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

    Pages 37-46

    Batterson, James R., MD

  • Being Discharged Under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

    Pages 47-51

    Chin, Martin

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-66026-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $99.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gay Mental Healthcare Providers and Patients in the Military
Book Subtitle
Personal Experiences and Clinical Care
Editors
  • Elspeth Ritchie
  • Joseph Wise
  • Bryan Pyle
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66026-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66026-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-66025-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 169
Number of Illustrations
2 illustrations in colour
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