Gay-Affirmative Therapy, Sexual Assault, and Developmental Trauma

Editor’s note: The content of this video interview between Jim Brillon of TherapyCable and Dr. Joe Kort is potentially useful and important to all LGBTQ people in understanding how they were treated during their own child development by the adults around them and how that has affected their lives.

In part 2 of our series, Dr. Joe Kort and Jim Brillon discuss the necessary orientation and process for becoming a gay-affirmative therapist. Drawing upon Dr. Kort’s quintessential book: Gay-Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician, we discuss addressing our own internalized homophobia as therapists, educating ourselves about, and engaging with the LGBT community. We also discuss the crucially important aspect of recognizing that gay adults were once gay children, who developed along a different path than heterosexual adolescents.



Watch Part One, here.


More by Dr. Joe Kort here on GMP:

Kevin Spacey and the Culture of Silence: Are we Witnessing a Major Cultural Shift?

In the complicated world of sex therapy, the concepts of abuse and victimization are not as easily defined as they are in the public’s mind.

Sexual Desire Discrepancy Between Partners

What happens when one partner wants sex more than the other? Dr. Joe Kort discusses sexual desire discrepancy.

The Sexual Misdeeds of Men: Generalization is the Enemy of Understanding the Dark Side

It is crucial that we not generalize men as sexual predators waiting to pounce on any unsuspecting person just to get our sexual needs met.


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