Homosexuality and neurosis: considerations for psychotherapy.

  title={Homosexuality and neurosis: considerations for psychotherapy.},
  author={R P Cabaj},
  journal={Journal of homosexuality},
  volume={15 1-2},
  • R P Cabaj
  • Published 1988 in Journal of homosexuality
Though there is no correlation between mental illness and homosexuality, there are unique concerns that play a role in symptomatology and psychotherapy around neurotic and characterological issues in gay patients. Homophobia, both in the therapist and in the patient, external and internalized, is the significant "hidden" factor. Lack of training around transference and countertransference issues with gay patients and lack of teaching about homosexuality in training programs contribute to the… CONTINUE READING