In Coming Out Of Shame, Gershen Kaufman And Lev Raphael Expose The Role Shame Has Come To Play In Gay And Lesbian Lives Rarely Discussed But Vastly Important, Shame Powerfully Shapes Each Individual S Development Of Self Esteem, Identity, And Intimacy Three Areas Where Gay Men And Lesbians Have Been Extremely Vulnerable To The Crippling Effects Of Shame Tracing The Historical And Cultural Sources Of Gay Shame, Kaufman And Raphael Reveal How Gay Men And Lesbians Have Internalized Shame, Resulting In Self Loathing And Self Destructive Behaviors The Hallmark Of Shame Is Silence, And By Breaking The Silence Around The Dynamics Of Gay Shame, Kaufman And Raphael Offer A Way To Come Out Of Shame And Begin The Journey Toward Wholeness And Self Acceptance Filled With The Experiences Of Those Struggling To Overcome Shame, Coming Out Of Shame Includes Strategies For Storing Self Esteem, Creating A Positive Gay Identity, Healing Scenes Of Shame, And Developing Partnerships In Intimacy Self Affirming And Inspirational, Coming Out Of Shame Guides The Transformation Of Gay Shame Into Gay Pride And Empowers Gay Men And Lesbians As No Other Book Has Done.
Gershen Kaufman was educated at Columbia University and received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Rochester Professor in the Counseling Center and Psychology Department at Michigan State University, he is the author of Shame The Power of Caring Rochester, Vermont Schenkman Books, 1992 and The Psychology of Shame Theory and Treatment of Shame Based Syndromes New York S
- 304 pages
- Coming Out of Shame : Transforming Gay and Lesbian Lives
- Gershen Kaufman
- 11 December 2017 Gershen Kaufman