Elsevier, the world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, congratulates Charles Silverstein whose new book, The Initial Psychotherapy Interview, has received the 2011 Distinguished Book Award from the American Psychological Association's Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues. Dr. Silverstein also received a Gold Medal Life Achievement Award from the American Psychological Foundation.
The Initial Psychotherapy Interview: A Gay Man Seeks Treatment provides comprehensive coverage of the initial interview with a gay male client. It first provides a transcript of the entire interview. It then covers in depth a set of universal themes, and finally includes commentary on, and analysis of the interview from a range of the most widely used theoretical perspectives.
It is designed to teach the foundations of conducting an initial interview and therapists in training, as well as experienced mental health workers will find it invaluable. The Division offers this award for a book that has made a significant contribution to the field of LGBT psychology. The award is generally given to a book published within the two years prior to its nomination. The Division encourages self-nominations by authors, as well as nominations from publishers and readers. These works represent highly valuable contributions to scholarship that synthesize research and practice and advance the development of science, practice, and policy on LGBT issues in psychology.
The Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing the professional practice of psychology through a demonstrable effect on patterns of service delivery in the profession.
Dr. Charles Silverstein is a licensed psychologist in the states of New York and New Jersey, and a national leader in providing non-judgmental psychotherapy for men and women. He is a frequent lecturer at conventions on both the state and national levels, author of eight books and many professional papers, and has received many awards from the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Foundation. He maintains a private practice in New York City and supervises early career therapists at the Institute for Human Identity.
His essays and professional papers have been published widely in journals and anthologies. He is the founding director of the Institute for Human Identity and Identity House in New York City. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Homosexuality. He is a member of American Psychological Association and was elevated to Fellow in 1987. He is also a Member of Division 44 of the APA (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues), the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA), and the Committee on Ethical Practices of NYSPA.
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