Nothing Small About Microagression

HOW WE CAN HURT AND BE HURT AND NEVER KNOW IT

By Jeff Levy, LCSW & Amber Jones, AM

Reprinted from Positively Aware. http://www.positivelyaware.com/2013/13-06/microagression.shtml

WITH ADVANCES in HIV medications, the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning (in part) the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and the expanding diversity of people living in this country, it is easy to...

Michael - The Truth May Not Set You Free: Being Gay, Married, and HIV Positive

By Jeff Levy, LCSW

Reprinted from Positively Aware, March/April 2008, pp. 40-43.
http://positivelyaware.com/2008/08_02/michael.html

I'm here because my doctor referred me to you," Michael* said quietly, haltingly, and with his eyes on the floor. "He said I should be in your group." Since I facilitated a number...

Long-term Survivors of HIV and Wellness: No longer an oxymoron

By Jeff Levy, LCSW

Reprinted from Positively Aware, September/October, pp. 40-42.
http://positivelyaware.com/2008/08_05/longterm_survivors.html

HIV: Either of two retroviruses that invent and destroy helper T cells of the immune system causing the marked reduction in their numbers that is diagnostic of AIDS-called also AIDS virus, human immunodeficiency virus*

Wellness: The quality or...

In the Therapy Room, Timing Is Everything: Coming Out To Clients

By Jeff Levy, LCSW

Reprinted from In The Family Magazine, July 1998, pp. 22-24.

Celia was referred to me by a colleague who was treating her grown daughter, Janie, a survivor of incest by her older brother. The family had been living with this secret for almost 30 years,

Families in Flux: A Therapist's Perspective On Gay and Lesbian Couples and Families

By Bruce Koff

This is a transcript of an address delivered on November 11, 2005 at the annual conference of the Family Institute of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

I am delighted to be here and am very grateful to the Family Institute for incorporating into this conference...

Economic Impact:
Economic Hard Times Can be Another Complication When Living With HIV

By Jeff Levy

Reprinted from Reprinted from Positively Aware Magazine, May/June, 2010.

http://positivelyaware.com/2010/10_03/economic_impact.shtml

The most current research in mental health supports the strong connection between mind, body, and brain. Western approaches to psychotherapy and medicine have tended to split the body from the brain/mind, treating symptoms of psychological...

Couples Connecting: An On-Line Column for and About LGBT Couples

By Bruce Koff, LCSW

Even with the benefits of legal marriage in some states, LGBT couples face unique challenges. In spite of these, and sometimes in response to them, many such couples develop principles and strategies that sustain their relationships and help them to thrive. In order to create a...