Category Archives: MFT

New publication in “Family Process”!

I’m proud to announce that I’ve written a new article with my friend and colleague Dr. Deb Coolhart for the journal Family Process which is published in its latest issue.  Our article, titled “Expanding the Therapy Paradigm with Queer Couples: A Relational … Continue reading

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AAMFT 2012 presentation

It’s been a quiet couple of months on the blog here as summer has ended and fall has begun.  I’m at the AAMFT Annual Conference in Charlotte, NC where I’m presenting with Dr. Michael Loewy of Alliant International University on … Continue reading

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Quick post: On supporting marriage.

Sociologist Phillip Cohen, who writes the excellent blog Family Inequality, appeared on Talk of the Nation recently as a guest alongside the head-desk worthy economist Isabel Sawhill who recently brought single-mom bashing into the 21st Century. He points out that … Continue reading

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Greetings from AFTA

I’m at the American Family Therapy Academy‘s annual meeting/conference this week.  Fortunately it’s in my backyard.  Unfortunately this means driving across the Bay Bridge in rush hour traffic every morning for the opening plenary. Doing family-therapy-y, social-justice-y stuff all day … Continue reading

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Should AAMFT ask members to convene in North Carolina?

I just sent this email to the AAMFT Board of Directors (edited so that links are hyperlinks): —- Dear AAMFT Board: I hope you will read this and other news stories about Amendment 1 which just passed in North Carolina.  … Continue reading

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MFT and the Culture Wars

Over at his excellent blog MFT Progress Notes, my friend and colleague Dr. Ben Caldwell has been regularly blogging about the issue of therapists who have religious or moral objections to homosexuality.  There has been a flurry of legal cases … Continue reading

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“Virginia Satir” post featured at Geek Feminism

The always-amazing blog Geek Feminism has a series called “Wednesday Geek Woman,” where they solicit guest posts about women, past or present, who represent excellence and passionate devotion in their field of interest.  For the most part, the series has … Continue reading

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A little linkspam

I’ve been working on a post about family therapy and the “Occupy” movement for what seems like weeks now, and meant to get it finished over the Thanksgiving holiday, but other projects got in the way.  (I mean what would … Continue reading

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Child and Family Studies – worst paying major?

So, the Huffington Post has reported that PayScale.com has announced the 13 worst-paid college majors (in a report that plebes like me apparently can’t access), and Child and Family Studies came in first.  (Warning:  the HuffPo link is one of … Continue reading

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