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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 as well. We opened with The Many Faces of Human Sexuality, and later sharedMaking Impossible Predictions about Human Sexuality. Here's...[ read more ]

“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 purchased from the filmmaker's website at http://www.diagnosingdifference.com/ You can view the trailer below:

“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 can hear the whole podcast, or read a transcript, here.

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 video on reparative therapy. Share your thoughts in the comments!

“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 be an ally to queer people and their families, when it focuses on something beyond the "nature or nurture?" question.



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