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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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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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Outdated psych textbooks on sexual orientation

At our 2011 AAMFT talk, I used a few comics from one of my favorite web cartoonists, Eyeteeth of Small Peculiar.  She is working on a cartoon-based book about Walter Freeman, the infamous lobotomist, and has an interest in the … 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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“Queer Science” presentation

AAMFT 2011 Queer Science Dr. Benson and I have saved our slides from our presentation as a .pdf.  You won’t get the accompanying notes, but you can see the visuals.  The actual PowerPoint is a bit too big in its … Continue reading

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World Science Festival – “The Origins of Orientation”

Another source for some of the video clips in our AAMFT talk was the World Science Festival’s “Origins of Orientation” program. You can watch the full 90-minute video from this page, which also links to a number of shorter clips … Continue reading

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“Diagnosing Difference”

During our presentation, we shared some clips from the film “Diagnosing Difference,” an excellent documentary about transgender people’s views on the GID diagnosis. I strongly recommend that all clinicians and mental health educators view the full film, which can be … Continue reading

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“81 Words” – This American Life

In our talk on Queer Research Dr. Benson and I will be sharing an excerpt from the “This American Life” episode called “81 Words.” The entire episode is a history of the efforts to remove homosexuality from the DSM. You … Continue reading

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Video: Reparative therapy

In our talk for AAMFT on “Queer Research,” Dr. Kristen Benson and I couldn’t include all the videos we would have liked to use. There just wasn’t enough time. One that we had to cut was this timely and important … 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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