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Shame and Attachment Loss: The Practical Work of Reparative Therapy

Tytuł: Shame and Attachment Loss: The Practical Work of Reparative Therapy
Autor: Joseph Nicolosi
Wydawca: Intervarsity Press


"A legend in the world of gender affirmation, Joe Nicolosi devoted much of his professional career to educating the Western world that a change of sexual orientation is possible. Having written three other books on the subject, Nicolosi offers us this latest book, Shame and Attachment Loss: The Practical Work of Reparative Therapy, which represents his most recent insights and personal growth in understanding and treating those with unwanted same-sex attractions. Initially conceptualizing homosexual attraction as a striving 'to repair gender deficits,' he now sees it more broadly as a striving 'to repair deep self-deficits' and as a 'defense against trauma to the core self.' From this profoundly insightful premise, the text principally addresses mental-health professionals and faith-based ministry leaders to explain the psychodynamics of homosexuality, its treatment modalities, and the role and resolution of grief in Reparative Therapy. Not only are brilliant new insights found throughout this volume, but it shows how the Judeo-Christian worldview is aligned with practical psychological techniques for healing. I recommend?this 'must-read' book?to anyone who cares to learn about either the causes or treatment of homosexuality. The library of every mental-health professional, ministry leader and individual concerned about the sexual confusion that runs rampant in today's world should include this book."
--Arthur Goldberg, codirector, JONAH, and author of Light in the Closet: Torah,?Homosexuality, and the Power to Change

"For the therapy of unwanted same-sex attraction, very few people have had the depth of experience and wide-ranging success of Joe Nicolosi. A master in the field has here distilled that experience equally for the professional and the interested layperson. Every genuinely open-minded therapist should be familiar with the important insights that Dr. Nicolosi provides. This book can and should likewise provide the foundation for courses that train interested professionals in the art and science of helping to reverse homosexuality and restore heterosexual desire and functioning to those who seek such changes."
--Jeffrey Burke Satinover, M.D., diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry; diplomate, American Board of Neurology; diplomate, C. G. Jung Institute of Zurich, Switzerland; and author of Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth

"In this richly detailed book, Dr. Nicolosi shares his experiences of many years working with same-sex-attracted men who want to diminish their unwanted attractions and develop their heterosexual potential. Nicolosi is convinced that the world's great religious traditions are right: humanity was designed for gender-complementary coupling. The mental-health associations must respect this viewpoint; to do otherwise would be a gross violation of worldview diversity as well as the client's right to freedom and self-determination. "This new book is a rich source of information--written by an astute clinician whose work with same-sex-attracted clients has been groundbreaking, beginning with his 1991 book, Reparative Therapy."
--A. Dean Byrd, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Utah, and president, National Association of Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH)

Product Description

Bringing together a Judeo-Christian anthropology with biological and psychodynamic theories of human development and sexuality, psychologist Joseph Nicolosi details the therapeutic techniques of reparative therapy he has developed over the past twenty years.

Written in three parts, the book first describes the nature of the psychodynamics of same-sex attraction as understood in the reparative therapy approach. The second part describes the various phases of treatment. The final part deals with walking clients through the process of grieving and the healing of their wounding.

Endorsed by numerous notable leaders in psychotherapy, Nicolosi offers practical guidance for counselors and therapists who want to offer reparative therapy to those seeking change.