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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 ]

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 work life, this time of year always seems to be a rush of "Grades are due! Textbooks for next semester...[ 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 ]

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 wives.  Sick [heterosexually-married] women get... divorced.  (Gay people don't exist, and single people die in a ditch, I guess.) 3)...[ read more ]

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 you realize that the humor goes way over the heads of most of the kids being filmed, and probably made...[ read more ]



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