Trauma, Resilience, and Health Promotion in LGBT Patients

What Every Healthcare Provider Should Know

  • Kristen L. Eckstrand
  • Jennifer  Potter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Overview of Trauma in LGBT Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Edward J. Alessi, James I. Martin
      Pages 3-14
    3. Sophia Shapiro, Tia Powell
      Pages 15-23
    4. Tonia C. Poteat, Anneliese A. Singh
      Pages 25-33
    5. Robert-Paul Juster, Jennifer A. Vencill, Philip Jai Johnson
      Pages 35-48
  3. Resilience Across the Lifespan

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Laura Erickson-Schroth, Elizabeth Glaeser
      Pages 51-56
    3. Shelley L. Craig, Ashley Austin
      Pages 57-73
    4. Nathan Grant Smith
      Pages 75-88
    5. Charles P. Hoy-Ellis
      Pages 89-101
  4. Resilience in Specific Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Asa E. Radix, Laura Erickson-Schroth, Laura A. Jacobs
      Pages 105-111
    3. Rebecca Hopkinson, Eva S. Keatley
      Pages 121-131
    4. Katie Imborek, Dana van der Heide, Shannon Phillips
      Pages 133-148
    5. Erin McCauley, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein
      Pages 149-161
  5. Resilience Promotion in Clinical Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Andrés Felipe Sciolla
      Pages 165-181
    3. Brian Hurley, Kenny Lin, Suni Niranjan Jani, Kevin Kapila
      Pages 183-190
    4. Sarah M. Peitzmeier, Jennifer Potter
      Pages 191-202
    5. Blake E. Johnson, Matthew J. Mimiaga
      Pages 203-217
    6. Kerith J. Conron, Nathan Brewer, Heather L. McCauley
      Pages 219-230
    7. R. J. Robles, E. Kale Edmiston
      Pages 231-243
    8. Carl G. Streed Jr., Mickey Eliason
      Pages 245-254
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 255-259

About this book


This book has two goals: to educate healthcare professionals about the effect of identity-based adversity on the health of their LGBT patients, and to outline how providers can use the clinical encounter to promote LGBT patients’ resilience in the face of adversity and thereby facilitate recovery.

Toward this end, it addresses trauma in LGBT populations; factors that contribute to resilience both across the lifespan and in specific groups; and strategies for promoting resilience in clinical practice. Each chapter includes a case scenario with discussion questions and practice points that highlight critical clinical best practices.

The editors and contributors are respected experts on the health of LGBT people, and the book will be a “first of its kind” resource for all clinicians who wish to become better educated about, and provide high quality healthcare to, their LGBT patients.


LGBT clinical care health primary care resilience trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Kristen L. Eckstrand
    • 1
  • Jennifer  Potter
    • 2
  1. 1.Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.William B. Castle SocietyHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-54507-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-54509-7
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