Treatment of homophobia in a gay male adolescent.

  title={Treatment of homophobia in a gay male adolescent.},
  author={James D Lock},
  journal={American journal of psychotherapy},
  volume={52 2},
  • James D Lock
  • Published 1998 in American journal of psychotherapy
Gay teenagers experience normal adolescent developmental processes, but need assistance negotiating the effect of homophobia on their development. Homophobia in the early phase may increase reliance upon the family. This can make it difficult to extricate oneself from family sufficiently to develop peer relationships. Supportive individual and interpretative family work can help modify these problems. Problems in the middle phase are associated with societal homophobia in the institutions where… CONTINUE READING