Category Archives: Research

I’m speaking at AAMFT 2016!

I’ll be presenting a workshop at AAMFT 2016 in Indianapolis next week.  My talk is called “Difficult Dialogues: A Cultural Humility Approach to Broaching Cultural Issues,” and you can have a look at my slides at the link there.  It’s … Continue reading

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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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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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“Queer Science” PowerPoint

By editing out a couple of video clips (the “Always My Son” video I linked to here, and a clip from the excellent documentary “Middle Sexes: Redefining He and She” – the relevant clip seems to be up on YouTube … Continue reading

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Addressing the question of “autogynephilia”

At our presentation at AAMFT 2011, one audience member approached me to ask about my opinion of the “autogynephelia” diagnosis.  I told her that I was skeptical, based on my reading thus far, and that I felt uncomfortable about the … Continue reading

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“Queering Research”

When we read research about sexual and gender minorities, it’s my belief that we have an ethical responsibility to engage it critically.  I personally find queer theory to be a useful lens for this kind of critical thinking about research.  … Continue reading

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“Always My Son” – from the Family Acceptance Project

This video is the result of research by the Family Acceptance Project at San Francisco State University. It’s meant as a tool for outreach to rejecting parents of GLBT kids.  This project is an excellent example of how research can … Continue reading

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