The Heart of Female Same-Sex Attraction
The fruit of years of training, research and counseling experience, Janelle Hallman has drawn together a comprehensive resource for those who are interested in understanding and counseling women in conflict with same sex attraction. In this ground-breaking work, Hallman sets...
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The fruit of years of training, research and counseling experience, Janelle Hallman has drawn together a comprehensive resource for those who are interested in understanding and counseling women in conflict with same sex attraction. In this ground-breaking work, Hallman sets forth the unique dimensions of struggle that women experience through the presentation of research, interviews and clinical experience. This is an indispensable guide for understanding and a manual for counseling adult women seeking "to mature in giving and receiving love in all of their relationships, no longer being restricted by destructive relational patterns."
Table of Contents
Part One: The Building Blocks: Understanding Their Stories
?1 The Women and Their Right to Choose
? 2 The Therapist and Professional Competency
??3 Missing a "Home": Attachment and Self
??4 Becoming a Girl: Gender Nonconformity and Socialization
??5 Looking for Home: Depending on You for Me
???Part Two: The Work of Restoration: Leading Them Home
??Chapter 6 Securing the Foundation: Acceptance and Attunement
??Chapter 7 Rebuilding on a Corrective Relationship: Trust and Empathy
??Chapter 8 Four Basic Blueprints: Understanding the Various Profiles
??Chapter 9 Discovering Her Own Home: Opening Doors to Healthy Intimacy
??Chapter 10 Leaving the Home of Another: Dealing with Same-Sex Attractions
??Chapter 11 Forgotten Rooms: Transference and Countertransference
??Chapter 12 Finding the Feminine Within
??Chapter 13 Opening Her Home to Others: Group Therapy, Male Therapists and Closure
Janelle Hallman is a licensed professional counselor in Denver, Colorado, specializing in female homosexuality and emotional dependencies. She also speaks, consults, supervises and writes extensively on the subject. She is an ordained minister and conducts conferences on sexuality, gender, redemption and healing. She is executive director of Desert Hope Ministries and an adjunct professor at Denver Seminary and author of The Heart of Female Same-Sex Attraction.