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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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Happy Holidays!

I’ve been quiet around the blog for a long time, but I’m hoping to write more in 2014. Meanwhile, the holiday season has crept up on me yet again!  As someone who wears a lot of different hats in my … 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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Time for linkspam!

1) This little girl is complaining about the very thing I was getting out in Bad Santa Part II:  gender policing.  Yay for her supportive dad! 2) Feminists and family therapists take note:  Sick [heterosexually-married] men get support from their … Continue reading

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Bad Santa: Part II

Yesterday I started in on ruining Christmas for everyone, or at least Jimmy Kimmel and some of his fans, by pointing out that his “Give your kids a terrible present and film it” challenge was… not actually that funny, when … Continue reading

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Bad Santa

So, as I recently Tweeted about, comedian Jimmy Kimmel has been asking viewers to play pranks on their kids and record the results.  For Halloween, he encouraged people to tell their kids they ate all the Halloween candy.  The results … Continue reading

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So, you have a zombie in your family.

Neuroscientists Dr. Bradley Voytek and Dr. Tim Verstynen have been posting an excellent series on the zombie brain.  They’ve asked questions like “Why are zombies so hungry for your flesh?” and “What’s up with all that moaning?” and used that … 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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“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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“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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