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I’m speaking at AAMFT 2016!

I'll be presenting a workshop at AAMFT 2016 in Indianapolis next week.  My talk is called "Difficult Dialogues: A Cultural Humility Approach to Broaching Cultural Issues," and you can have a look at my slides at the link there.  It's a fairly similar talk to the one I gave at the ACA Conference in Montreal earlier this year with the...[ read more ]

Hello from ASDAH!

I'm at the Association for Size Diversity and Health conference this weekend in Boston, MA, and I'm very excited to get to give a presentation tomorrow called "Fat Studies & Mental Health – A New Intersectional Lens."  It's part of their "Difficult Conversations" weekend, which began this evening with a group dinner, a discussion of how to bravely engage in...[ 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 ]

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 ]

Outdated psych textbooks on sexual orientation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 history of mental health treatments.  I particularly enjoy her occasional series "Outdated Psych Textbooks," and I included a few of...[ read more ]



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