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Affirmative Practice

Understanding and Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons

Ski Hunter, MS, MSW, PhD, LMSW, is professor, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington. She teaches courses on human behavior and the social environment, adult development, personal relationships, and LGBT issues. Along with Martin Sundel, she was an editor of Midlife Myths, published in 1989. She was the lead author of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youths and Adults, published in 1998, with Coleen Shannon, Jo Knox, and James I. Martin; and co-author with James I. Martin of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Social Work: A Comprehensive Bibliography with Annotations, published in 2001. She was the lead author of Women at Midlife: Life Experiences and Implications for the Helping Professions with Sandra Sundel and Martin Sundel, published in 2002. She is currently working on a book on midlife and older gay and lesbian persons.

Jane Hickerson, MSW, PhD, LMSW-ACP, was an assistant professor, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington. She taught courses on the undergraduate and graduate levels on diverse populations. In addition, she worked for five years in direct practice in Arlington, Texas, seeing a wide range of clients, including lesbian and gay persons. Currently, she is vice president, social services, Praesidium, Inc., in Arlington, Texas.

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