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New announcements for 2015

It’s two months into the new year, and there have been lots of new things happening in my world.  Most importantly, I’ve been working as the Interim Program Director for the master’s in Clinical Counseling  at Alliant International University in … Continue reading

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Quick post: A great example of using one’s privilege for good.

This post from Bruce Reyes-Chow is a great example of a concrete answer to the question I tried to address in my previous post, “well what do you expect me to do if I have this privilege you’re talking about?” … Continue reading

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“So What if Privilege is the Lowest Difficulty Setting?” A Response to Scalzi’s Post

So, John Scalzi wrote a post about “how to talk about privilege without getting into arguments over the P-word” by using a computer game metaphor, and the Internet exploded. People have reprinted Scalzi’s post, and rehashed Scalzi’s post, and interviewed … 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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“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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Love Your Body Day

So today is Love Your Body Day according to the National Organization for Women’s NOW Foundation, an endeavor I fully support.  As a believer in Size Acceptance and Health at Every Size, I want to make every day “Love Your … 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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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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“Big Big Love” and fat sexuality

My friend Hanne Blank is an author and scholar with far-reaching interests and tastes.  She has written a history of virginity, and has a history of heterosexuality coming out in early 2012, but she has also written and edited books … 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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