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    Lesbians, gay men and family therapy: a contradiction in terms?

    Malley, M. and Tasker, Fiona (1999) Lesbians, gay men and family therapy: a contradiction in terms? Journal of Family Therapy 21 (1), pp. 3-29. ISSN 0163-4445.

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    This paper seeks to review the history of discussions about lesbian and gay male sexuality in family therapy theory and practice. It examines whether homophobic and heterosexist attitudes are present in family therapy thinking. Possible connections are explored between attitudes towards lesbian and gay issues and the professional backgrounds of family therapists, wider debates on homosexuality within society, and conceptualizations of the family life cycle. The question of why relatively little has been written on the issues raised by lesbians, bisexuals and gay men in therapy is discussed. The implications of this oversight on practice are addressed and suggestions made for future work.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2020 17:38
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:58


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