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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 Intersectional Lens" is part of a special issue edited by Dr. Robert-Jay Green of the Rockway Institute, focused on cutting-edge...[ read more ]

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 our research about one of his doctoral electives. Dr. Loewy has offered a "Fat Acceptance and Health at Every Size"...[ read more ]

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 many of the tangible benefits of two-parent families are things like stable housing, greater economic security, and health insurance, slyly...[ read more ]

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. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="@bacigalupe (AFTA President-elect) and @drsaddison at the AFTA Special Event"][/caption] Doing family-therapy-y, social-justice-y stuff all day is hard work!  I'm beat! Also...[ read more ]

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.  Not only does it ban same-sex marriages, but also civil unions. According to AAMFT's own task force, legislation aimed at...[ read more ]


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