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Michael C. LaSala, Ph. D. , LCSW
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
mlasala@ssw. rutgers. edu

Education

1997 Ph. D. : School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, State University of
New York. Dissertation: The Need for a Thick Skin: Coupled Gay Men and Their Relationships with Their Parents and In-Laws. 1983 M. S. W. : School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, State University of
New York. 1981 B. A. Psychology: with honors, State University of New York at Binghamton. Licensure

2001-present L. C. S. W. : New Jersey Clinical Social Work License

1984-present L. C. S. W. : New York State Clinical Social Work License (1990: C. S. W. -R)

Clinical Training

Nov. 1996 Brief, Solution-Focused Psychotherapy: Advanced Supervision Seminar with Insoo Kim-Berg and Steve de Shazer. Brief Family Therapy Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. July 1995 Summer Seminar in Jungian Psychology. C. G. Jung Institute, Kusnacht, Switzerland. June 1991 Practicum in Family Therapy. Maurizio Andolfi, M. D. , Accademia di Psicoterapia Della Famiglia, Rome, Italy. 1986-1988 Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Albany Medical College. 1983-1984 Structural Family Therapy. Philadelphia Child Guidance Center. Professional Experience

2008-2014 Director of MSW Program, School of Social Work, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 536 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Responsibilities include chairing curriculum committee, leading self-study for reaffirmation of accreditation, coordinating concentrations and certificate programs, supervising field work department. Professional Experience (continued)

2005-present Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Responsibilities include teaching MSW-level, generalist practice, advanced direct practice, diversity, and family practice courses, research, committee work, and student advising. 1998-2005 Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Rutgers, The State University of New
Jersey. 2001-present Clinical Social Worker, Institute for Personal Growth, Highland Park, New Jersey. Fee-for-service, direct practice with LGBT clients (2-6 hours per week). 1994-1998 Consultant, Pahl House Inc. , Troy, New York. Clinical supervision as well as family therapy consultation to agency providing residential substance abuse treatment to adolescent males. 1993-1998 Director of Clinical Services, Family and ChildrenРІР‚в„ўs Service of Albany, Inc. Responsibilities included financial, administrative, and clinical oversight of -Counseling Program
-Employee Assistance Program
-Family Violence Program
-Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Project
-School-Based, Family Therapy Program
Developed and implemented Quality Assurance Plan. Developed and implemented Continuing Education Plan. Founded Center for Problem Gambling. Developed Anger Management Groups. Trained and supervised students and 15 clinical staff. Performed annual outcome studies. Clinical Caseload (10 clinical hours per week). 1990-1993 Adjunct Instructor, School of Social Welfare, State University of New York at
Albany. Taught beginning and advanced marriage and family therapy courses. 1988 – 1993 Assistant Director, Schenectady County Child Guidance Center. Provided clinical administration, supervision, training, in-service education, public relations, and community education. Provided psychotherapy to children and families. -Established and directed structural family therapy training program
-Led live supervision team (using one-way mirror. )
-Established clinic as site of MSW student, field-placement education. -Introduced solution-focused psychotherapy to clinic. -Developed and supervised Family Court Program. -Clinical caseload of children and families (15 clinical hours per week. )

1986 – 1988 Team Leader/Clinical Supervisor, Families Work, Northeast Parent and Child Society, Schenectady, New York. Rebuilt and administered outreach family therapy, foster-care prevention program. Hired, trained, and supervised a team of 5 professional clinicians. Led live supervision team using a one-way mirror. 1984 – 1986 Assistant Team Leader/Mental Health Social Worker, Unified Services for
Children and Adolescents, Troy, New York. Treated children and their families in an outpatient mental health setting. Duties included intake, court advocacy, crisis intervention, case management, and community outreach

1983 – 1984 Family Worker, Project Strive Inc. , Albany, New York. Provided home-based family therapy and case management to families at risk of disintegration due to foster-care placement or juvenile delinquency. Publications

Journal Articles

Toros, K. , LaSala, M. C. , & Medar, M. (in press). Assessment of children in need in a post-Soviet
context. Journal of Family Social Work (31 pages). LaSala, M. C. (2014). Condoms and connections: Parents, gay and bisexual youth and HIV risk. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. doi: 10. 1111/jmft. 12088

LaSala, M. C. (2013). Out of the darkness: Three waves of family research and the emergence of
family therapy for gay and lesbian people. Clinical Social Work, 42, 267-276. LaSala, M. C. & Frierson, D. (2012). African American gay youth and their families:
Redefining masculinity, coping with racism and homophobia. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Family Studies, 8, 428-445. LaSala, M. C. & Revere, E. (2011) “It would have been impossible before:” Reflections on
Current Gay Life in Estonia. Journal of Homosexuality, 58, 427-439

McCoyd, J. , Johnson, Y. , Munch, S. , & LaSala, M. (2009). Quantrocentric culture: Ramifications
for social work education. Social Work Education: The International Journal, 28, 811-827

LaSala, M. C. , Jenkins, D. , Wheeler, D. P. , & Fredriksen-Goldsen, K. I. (2008). LGBT
faculty, research, and researchers: Risks and rewards. Journal of Gay and Lesbian, Social Services. 21, 253-267. LaSala, M. C. (2007). Old maps, new territory: Family therapy theory and gay and lesbian couples. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Family Studies. Journal of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Family Studies, Innovations in Theory, Research, and Practice, 3, 1-14. LaSala, M. C. (2007). Too many eggs in the wrong basket: A queer critique of the same-sex
marriage movement. Social Work, 53,129-132

LaSala, M. C. (2007). Parental influence, gay youth, and safer sex. Health and Social Work, 32, 49-
55. Melendez, M. P. & LaSala, M. C. (2006). WhoРІР‚в„ўs oppressing whom?: Homosexuality, Christianity
and social work. Social Work, 51, 371-377. LaSala, M. C. (2006). Cognitive and environmental interventions for gay males: Addressing
stigma and its consequences. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, 87, 181-189. LaSala, M. C. (2005). Queering ideas: The descriptive and theory building potential of
qualitative research with lesbian and gay families. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 18, 61-72. LaSala, M. C. (2004). Monogamy of the heart: A qualitative study of gay male couples. Journal of
Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 17, 1-24. LaSala, M. C. (2004). Comparing monogamous and nonmonogamous relationships. Families in
Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, 85, 405-412. LaSala, M. C. (2003). When interviewing “family”: Maximizing the insider advantage in the
qualitative study of lesbians and gay men. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services,
15, 15-30. (Also published as a book chapter. See citation on following page. )

LaSala, M. C. (2002). Walls and bridges: How coupled gay men and lesbians manage their intergenerational relationships. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 28, 327-338. LaSala, M. C. (2001). Monogamous or not: Understanding and counseling gay male couples. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, 82, 605-611. LaSala, M. C. (2001). The importance of partners to lesbiansРІР‚в„ў intergenerational relationships. Social
Work Research, 25, 27-35. LaSala, M. C. (2000). Gay male couples: The importance of coming out and being out to parents. Journal of Homosexuality, 39, 47-71. LaSala, M. C. (2000). Lesbians, gay men, and their parents: Family therapy for the coming-out crisis. Family Process, 39, 67-81. (This article has been translated into Italian and appears in the journal Terapia Familiare. )

LaSala, M. C. (1998). Coupled gay men, parents, and in-laws: Intergenerational disapproval and the need for a thick skin. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, 79, 585-595. This article was nominated for the 1999 Society for Social Work and Research Award and has been translated into Italian and published as a book chapter in La Crisi Della Coppia (Andolfi, 2000). See full citation below. LaSala, M. C. (1997). Client satisfaction: Consideration of correlates and response bias. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, 78, 54-64. OРІР‚в„ўConnor, J. , & LaSala, M. C. (1988). An invariant intervention of last resort: Treatment of chronic school failure in adolescents. Journal of Strategic and Systemic Therapies, 7, 19-25. Under Review

Bird, J. , LaSala, M. C. , Hidalgo, M. , Kuhns. , L. & Garofalo, R. “I had to go to the streets to get
love”: Pathways from Parental Rejection to HIV Risk among Young Gay Men Journal of Health Psychology. (29 pp. )

LaSala, M. Condoms and Connections; Gay youth, parents, and HIV risk. Journal of Marriage and
Family Therapy. (28 pp. )

Book

LaSala, M. C. (2010). Coming out, coming home: Helping families adjust to a gay or lesbian
child. New York: Columbia University Press. Book Chapters

LaSala, M. C. (2008). When interviewing “family”: Maximizing the insider advantage in the
qualitative study of lesbians and gay men. In W. Meezan & J. I. Martin (Eds. ) Research methods with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender populations (2nd ed. pp. 15-30). New York: Harrington Park Press. (Originally published as a refereed journal article. )

LaSala, M. C. (2000). Coppie omosessuali maschili e disapprovazione intergenerationale. In M. Andolfi (Ed. ), La crisi della coppia. (pp. 487-508). Milan: Raffaello Cortina. (Originally published as a refereed journal article. )

Book Reviews

LaSala, M. C. (2006). [Review of the book: Nurturing queer youth: Family therapy
transformed. ] Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 23, 110-114. Anyone who has seen their music files being deleted come over to the site cell phone tracker from their primary computer without their consent is being urged to contact applecare directly. LaSala, M. C. (2003). [Review of the book: Out our way: Gay and lesbian life in the country]. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 31, 485-487. Translated Article

LaSala, M. C. (2001). Gli omosessuali e i loro genitori: Terapia familiare per la crisi che segue la
rivelazione della propria omosessualita. Terapia Familiare: Rivista Interdisciplinare di Ricerca ed Intervento Relazionale, 65, 53-76. Grants Awarded

Title: Strength-Based Family Therapy for Social Workers in Estonai
Agency: Archimedes Foundation of Estonia Tallinn University
Dates: March-April 10, 2015
Amount: $5500

Title: Parental Influence on Young Gay Men’s High-Risk Sexual Behavior: Developing a Family Counseling HIV Prevention Intervention. ”
P. I. : Michael C. LaSala
Agency: Lois and Samuel Silberman Fund Faculty Grant Program
Dates: September 2011-September 2013
Amount: $40,000

Title: Fulbright Fellowship: Teaching and Exchanging Ideas about Social Work Practice in
Estonia
P. I. Michael C. LaSala
Agency: United States Department of State & Tallinn University
Dates: August 2007-February 2008
Amount: $31,740

Title: Lesbians, Gays, and Parents: Discovery and Adjustment
P. I. : Michael C. LaSala
Agency: National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Health
B/START Award (R03 MH068272-1)
Dates: 5/1/03-4/30/05
Amount: $77, 025

Title: Monogamous and Open Relationships: Comparing and Exploring the Relationship
Styles of Coupled Gay Men. P. I. : Michael C. LaSala
Agency: Rutgers University Research Council
Dates: 6/1/99-5/31/00
Amount: $1600

Title: Monogamous and Open Relationships: Comparing and Exploring the Relationship
Styles of Coupled Gay Men. P. I. Michael C. LaSala
Agency: Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Grants-In-Aid Program
Dates: 9/1/99-8/31/00
Amount: $500

Other Awards

2014 Most Creative and Innovative Professor of the Year, School of Social Work
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
2011 Most Creative and Innovative Professor of the Year, School of Social Work,
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
2007 Professor of the Year, School of Social Work, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
2006 Leader in Diversity: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
2006 Honorary Faculty Member, Phi Alpha Honor Society, Nu Omericon Chapter

Teaching Experience

Courses SSW 500-Social Work Practice I, MSW Program, Foundations Course, School of
Social Work, Rutgers University. SSW 501-Social Work Practice II, MSW Program, Foundations Course, School of Social Work, Rutgers University. SSW 511-Advanced Direct Practice I, MSW Program, Second Year Course, School of Social Work, Rutgers University. SSW 512-Advanced Direct Practice II, MSW Program, Second Year Course, School of Social Work, Rutgers University. SSW 518-Advanced Direct Practice with Families and Children At-Risk, MSW Program, Second Year Elective Course, School of Social Work, Rutgers University

SSW 519-Advanced Direct Practice with Families, MSW Program, Second Year Elective Course, School of Social Work, Rutgers University. (Also taught at the Institute of Social Work, Tallinn University, Estonia)

SSW 606 & 706-Diversity, Oppression, and Social Work, MSW Program, Foundations Course, School of Social Work, Rutgers University. SSW 911-Advanced Direct Practice Using Brief Solution-Focused Therapy
Second Year Elective Course, School of Social Work, Rutgers University. (Also taught at the Institute of Social Work, Tallinn University, Estonia)
Teaching Experience continued

SSW 709-Introduction to Family and Marriage Therapy, MSW Program, Advanced Practice Elective Course, School of Social Welfare, State University of New York at Albany. SSW 727- Advanced Family and Marriage Therapy, MSW Program, Advanced Practice Elective Course, School of Social Welfare, State University of New York at Albany. Field
Instruction Field Instructor of 20 MSW students, 1987-1998. Doctoral Dissertation Chair

James Fedor, LGBT related Knowledge Attitudes and Skills Among Crime Victim Assistance
Workers (Proposal Phase)

Koller, Jeanne A study on gay and lesbian intergenerational relationships: A test of the
solidarity model. (Completed Spring 2008)

Lai, Karmen Social Work Assessment with Child Protection Cases in Estonia. (Completed,
Fall 2011). Co Chair with Dr. Taimi Tulva, Institute for Social Work, Tallinn University,
Tallinn, Estonia

Zabotka, Joelle A Qualitative Study of Birth MothersРІР‚в„ў Experiences Parenting Their Children
Diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Joelle Zabotka. (Completed Spring 2012. )

Doctoral Dissertation Committee

Andrews, John Paul. Gay Men Talk About the Place of Extra-Relational Sex in their Committed
Relationships: Orientations for the Therapeutic Terrain. (Degree Completed in 2009)

Lange, Robert. Verbal abuse by parents who maltreat or are at-risk for maltreatment of
children: Predictors and interventions. (Degree Completed 2007)

Sparks, Ann. Experiences of Mothers on Public Assistance. (Degree Completed 2005)

Presentations

Juried Conference Presentations

The Power of the Family: Parents, Gay and Lesbian Youth and HIV Risk at the Annual Conference
of the American Family Therapy Academy in Vancouver, WA, June 4, 2015. Family Matters: How Gay and Bisexual Youth and Their Parents Discuss HIV. 18th Annual
Conference of the Society for Social Work Research, Washington, DC, January 16, 2015

Gay Youths: Parental Relationships and HIV Risk. 16th Annual Conference of the Society for
Social Work Research, Washington, DC, January 18, 2014

Clinical Practice with LGBT Populations: Recent Advances and Future Directions (Panel)
Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education, Dallas Texas, November 2013

Preparing the Ethical Researcher: Appreciation Implications of Culture in Informed-Consent
Processes. Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education, Dallas Texas, November 2013

Now What Do I Say? The REACH Model for Guiding and Supporting Distressed Parents
PFLAG (Parents Families, Friends, and Allies United with LGBT People to Move Equality Forward) National Conference, Washington DC, October 26, 2013

Family as a Resource for HIV Prevention. PFLAG National Conference, Washington DC
October 25, 2013

Families of African American Gay Youth: Examining the Intersection of Race and Sexual
Orientation 16th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research, Washington, DC, January 15, 2012

Now What Do I Say? The REACH Model for Guiding and Supporting Distressed Parents
PFLAG National Conference, Washington DC, October 5, 2011

Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child. Annual
Continuing Education Workshop. New Jersey, National Association of Social Workers, Atlantic City, New Jersey, May 2011. Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child Annual Program
Meeting, Council on Social Work Education, Portland Oregon, October, 2010. HIV Prevention and Gay Youth: The Role of Parents. Annual Continuing Education Conference,
New Jersey National Association of Social Workers, Atlantic City, New Jersey May, 2010. The Gift of the Gay/Lesbian Child: How Families Survive and Thrive When a Child Comes Out. 13th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research, New Orleans, Louisiana,
January 17, 2009. Social Work in a Quantocentric World: Challenges of Teaching Diverse Research Methods. Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, Philadelphia, November 1, 2008. Assisting Families of Coming Out Gay and Lesbian Youth. Annual Continuing Education
Conference, New Jersey National Association of Social Workers, Atlantic City, New Jersey May, 2007

Parents of Lesbian and Gay Youth: Discovery and Adjustment. Eleventh Annual Conference of the
Society for Social Work Research, San Francisco, California; January 2007. Before Jumping on that Bandwagon: A Queer Theory Critique of Same-Sex Marriage. Tenth
Annual Matthew Shepard Symposium on Social Justice, Laramie, Wyoming; March 30,
2006. Cognitive and Environmental Interventions for Gay Males. Council on Social Work Education,
Annual Program Meeting, Chicago, Illinois; February 2006. The Queen Stands Alone: On Being the Only One (LGBT faculty) in a School of Social Work. Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, Chicago, Illinois; February 2006. “I would die if I had to tell my Mom I was HIV-positive!”: Parental Influence, Safer Sex, and Gay
Youth. Tenth Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research, San Antonio, Texas; January 2006. LGBT Research and Researchers: Risks and Rewards (Roundtable Chair and Presenter). Ninth
Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research, Miami, Florida; January 2005. Maximizing Insider Advantage in the Qualitative Study of Lesbians and Gay Men. Eighth Annual
Conference of the Society for Social Work Research, New Orleans, Louisiana; January 2004. Love, Intimacy, and Outside Sex: A Qualitative Study of Gay Male Couples. Seventh Annual
Conference of the Society for Social Work Research, Washington DC; January 2003. Comparing the Extra-Relational Sexual Agreements of Gay Male Couples. Council on Social
Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee; February 2002. “Mom, Dad, I’m Gay”: Helping Families Resolve the Coming-Out Crisis. Council on Social Work
Education, Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, Texas; March 2001. Walls and Bridges: The Intergenerational Relationships of Coupled Gay Men and Lesbians. Fifth Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research, Atlanta, Georgia; January 2001. Not Necessarily Monogamous: Understanding and Intervening in the Sexual Agreements of Gay
Male Couples. Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, New York City, New York; February 2000. Boundaries and Connections: Coupled Gay MenРІР‚в„ўs and LesbiansРІР‚в„ў Relationships with their Parents
and In-Laws. Rutgers Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Symposium Series, New Brunswick, New Jersey; February 2000. Strangers in Familiar Territory: Coupled Lesbian and Gay Men and Their Relationships with their Parents and In-Laws. Parsons Child and Family Center Fall Institute, Albany, New York; September 1997. Client Satisfaction: A Measure of Treatment Outcome. Parsons Child and Family Center Fall
Institute, Albany, NY; September 1996. Invited Presentations, Workshops, and Trainings

International

Coming Out, Coming Home. Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child. Turku and
Kaarina Parish Union Family Counseling Centre of Turku, Finland Tuesday April 14, 2015

Therapists at Midcareer: Reflections and Challenges. Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday April 11,
2015. The Research Process: Steps and Stages, Pre-Doctoral and MSW Students, Institute for Social
Work. Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia, April 7, 2015. War of the Roses: When Children are Caught in the Middle, Estonian Union of Child Welfare,
Monday April 6, 2015

Coming Out to Your Family, Oma Keskus (LGBTQ Center in Tallinn Estonia), Sunday March 29,
2015. Social Work and Social Work Studies in the US, Institute for Social Work, Tallinn University,
March 27, 2015

LGBT Rights in the Baltics (Discussant) Tallinn Technical University and the Human Rights Center
of Estonia Monday March 24, 2015

Working with Gay and Lesbian Families, Estonian Family Therapy Association, Tartu, Estonia,
Friday March 6, 2015

Solution-Focused Family Therapy, Estonian Family Therapy Association, Tartu Estonia, March 6,
2015

Gay Children on the Edge: Helping Them Find their Way Home, (Plenary), Rome, Italy, June 7th,
2012

Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child, John Cabot
University, Rome Italy, June 5th, 2012

Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child, Ryerson
University, Toronto Canada, February 29, 2012. When a Child is Gay or Lesbian: Working with the Family Context (Workshop) Turku University,
Turku Finland, October 14-15, 2011. Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child, Institute for
Social Work, Tallinn University, Estonia, March 25th, 2010

Alternative Sexualities in the Family, Stockholm Family Therapists Association, Stockholm,
Sweden, May 2, 2008

Problems of Homosexual Couples, Sexologists and Sex Therapists of Estonia, January, Tallinn
Estonia, January 18, 2008. How Lesbians and Gays Can Change Family Therapy: Estonian Sexologists and Sex Therapists
Association, January, Tallinn Estonia, January, 2008. Beyond Tolerance: How Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual, and Transgender People Can Change the
World. Keynote Speaker on LGBT Day, UmeР“Тђ University, UmeР“Тђ, Sweden, December 2007. A Family Approach to Substance Abuse Treatment, Tallinn Center for Children and Families at
Risk. Tallinn, Estonia, November, 2007. A Strength-Based Family Approach to Child Protection, Presented to Estonian Child Protective
Workers. Tallinn, Estonia, October & November, 2007. Family Therapy Basics (Racvere College, Tartu University, Viljandi College) Estonia, November,
2007

Troubled Children and School Violence: Assessment and Prevention: United States Embassy,
Ida-Virumaa Center for Integration, Narva College (Tartu University) Narva, Estonia,
November, 2007

Solution-Focused Approach to Child Protection, United States Embassy and the Ida-Virumaa
Center for Integration, Jöhvi, Estonia, October, 2007

How Lesbians and Gays Can Change Family Therapy: Keynote Presentation: Swedish Family
Therapy Association Annual Conference, Halmstad, Sweden, September, 2007. Assisting Families of Coming Out Gay and Lesbian Youth. Annual Meeting, the American Family
Therapy Academy, Vancouver, B. C. , Canada, June 2007

In Crisis: Gay and Lesbian Couples and their Therapists. Plenary and subsequent workshop at
The International Family Therapy Festival, Rome, Italy, November 2002. Family Obligation and Safer Sex Among Gay Youth. Accademia di Psicoterapia Della
Famiglia, Erice, Italy, September 2004. Invited National Presentations and Workshops

Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child (Continuing
Education Workshop) Cross Country Education (Webinars: June 17, June 27, July 17 & July 19, 2014). Monogamy Not Required: Lessons from Gay Male Couples (Plenary) American Family Therapy
Academy Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. June 7th, 2013

Deepening MenРІР‚в„ўs Relationships Widener University, Chester PA, May 4, 2013. Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child (Continuing
Education Workshop) South Carolina American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, May 17-18, 2013. Coming Out, Coming Home, The Sexual Orientation and Gender Project, Albany School of Social
Welfare, Albany, NY March 30, 2012

Expanding the Circle: Summer LGBT Institute, California Institute for Integral Studies, San
Francisco CA, June 18-21, 2012

Now What Do I Say? The REACH Model for Guiding and Supporting Distressed Parents,
Greater Boston PFLAG, February 11, 2012, Boston, MA

PFLAG Regional Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 30, 2011

True Colors Conference for LGBT and Allied Youth, University of Connecticut, March 11, 2011

LGBT Scholarship in a Global Environment, Series Session sponsored by the Council of Social
Work Education, Council of Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression, Philadelphia, scheduled November 2, 2008. Queering Theory: Using Qualitative Findings from LGBT Families to Build Theory. International
Association of Social Work Research Seminar on Building an LGBT Social Work Research Agenda, Washington, DC; June, 2005. Helping Families with the Coming Out Process, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA;
June, 2005. The Extradyadic Sexual Agreements of Gay Male Couples, Pennsylvania State University, State
College PA; April 2005. Pre-Conference Institute on Federal Funding of LGBT Research: Qualitative Methods. International Association of Social Work Research, Miami, FL. , January 2005. The RespondentРІР‚в„ўs World: Enhancing Interview Research with Gay and Lesbian Families. National Institute of Mental Health, Annual International Conference on the Role of Families in Preventing and Adapting to HIV/AIDS, Washington DC, July 2003. Invited Local Presentations and Workshops

Coming Out to Your Family NJ LGBT Youth Forum Lenape High School, Marlton, NJ, November
15, 2014. Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child (Continuing
Education Workshop) Toms River, New Jersey, Ocean County Mental Health August 5, 2014. Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child, Bergen County Community College, Paramus,
NJ, November 5, 2013

African American Gay Youth and Their Families: Redefining Masculinity, Coping with Racism and
Homophobia NJ Gay Straight Alliance Forum South Brunswick High School, South Brunswick, NJ, November 16, 2013

Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child 10th Annual GSAPP Cultural Conference,
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Busch Student Center Piscataway, New Jersey November 8, 2013

Helping Families Adjust To An LGBT Child Hudson Pride Connections Center, 32 Jones Street,
Jersey City, NJ. September 14, 2013

Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child, Annual Culture
Conference, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) and the School of Social Work, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ, October 24, 2011. Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child, New Jersey
Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Conference October 4, 2013 at the Conference Center at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, New Jersey October 4, 2013

African American Youth Coming Out, Hyacinth Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ, May 7, 2013

Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child School of Social
Work, Continuing Education, New Brunswick, NJ April 10, 2013

Coming Out, Coming Home (videoconference) School of Social Work, New Brunswick, NJ
October 24, 2012

Coming Out to Your Family NJ Gay Straight Alliance Forum South Brunswick High School, South
Brunswick, NJ, October 15 2012

On Being LGBTQ in Academia, School of Communication and Information, Graduate Student
Lounge, October 2, 2012

Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child PFLAG Sparta,
Sparta NJ, April 21, 2011

Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child PFLAG
Princeton, Princeton, NJ, April 11, 2011

Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child Jersey Shore
PFLAG, Toms River March 9, 2011. Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child, Rainbow
Festival, Asbury Park, NJ, September 24, 2011

Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child
Raconteur Bookstore, Main Street, Metuchen, March 3, 2011. Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child Long Island
PFLAG, Commack, Long Island, September 20, 2010. Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child Southern Jersey
PFLAG, Collingswood, NJ, February 28, 2010. LGBT Youth, Families and Bullying, Rutgers Law School, Newark, NJ, November 12,
2010

Coming Out, Coming Home: Conversation with a Mother and Her Gay Son. Barnes and Noble
Bookstore, 82nd Street and Broadway, New York City, September 25, 2010. Lesbians, Gays, and their Parents: Discovery and Adjustment. The Graduate Center, City
University of New York, Colloquium Series on LGBT Studies, New York City, NY; November 2005. Triangles, Angels, Villains, and Victims. Full-day workshop co-led with Monica McGoldrick,
LCSW at the Multicultural Family Institute, Highland Park, New Jersey, April 2002. Unconventional Relationships: Nonmonogamy and Gay Male Couples. Guest lecture to MSW
class: Social Work with Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, and Transgender Persons at the Ehrenkranz School of Social Work, New York University, New York City; March 2002, March 2003 and November 2008. Bridging Cutoffs in the Family. Full-day workshop co-led with Monica McGoldrick, LCSW, at the
Multicultural Family Institute, Highland Park, New Jersey; March 2001. Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child. Temple
University, Philadelphia, New Jersey, March, 29, 2011. Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child, Annual Culture
Conference, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) and the School of Social Work, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ, October 8, 2010. Building Walls and Bridges: Gay and Lesbian Couples and their Families of Origin. The Multicultural Family Institute 13th Annual Culture Conference, Piscataway,
New Jersey, April 2004. (Invited by Monica McGoldrick). Chaired International Conference

Family Therapy and Child Protection: Improving Outcomes for Troubled Families. Tallinn
University, Tallinn, Estonia, June 2008. International Scientific Committee

Children on the Edge Conference, Rome, Italy, June 2012. Service to the School of Social Work

2013- Chair, Licensing Exam Task Force

2013- Chair, Field Task Force

2012-2013 Dean Search Committee

2010- Faculty Advisor, SWAGGER (Social Workers Advocating for GLBT and Gender
Nonconforming Equal Rights

2013 Field Education Executive Director Search Committee

2013 Senior Faculty Search Committee

2012- Online Task Force

2008- Chair, Curriculum Committee

2008- Led Successful Self-Study for Reaffirmation of Accreditation

2008- Assessment and Evaluation Committee

2007- Advisory Committee on Field Education

2006-2007 Member, Curriculum Committee

2005-2006 Chair, Faculty Search Committee (6 Faculty Hires)

2005- 2006 Chair, Academic Standing and Student Review Committee

2005-2006 Lead Teacher, Social Work Practice I & II

2000-2006 Lead Teacher, Diversity and Oppression in Social Work

2001-2005 Member, Curriculum Committee

2001-2003 Member, Admissions Committee

Service to the University

2008 Advisor to students pursuing Fulbright Student Fellowship

2008-2009 Member of the Task Force on Student Mental Health

2005-2006 Rutgers University Senator, Executive Committee

2004-2006 Co-Chair, Rutgers University Senate Equal Opportunities Committee

2003-2006 Rutgers University Senator, Equal Opportunities Committee. Service to the Profession

2015-Fulbright Specialist Program Discipline Peer Review Committee

2015- LGBT Cluster Co Chair. Society for Social Work Research

2013- National Advisory Committee, Ph. D. Program in Human Sexuality, California
Institute of Integral Studies. 2010- Editorial Board, Journal of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Family Studies

2007-2009 Co-Chair, Council on Social Work Education, Council on Sexual Orientation and
Gender Expression. 2006-Present Site Visitor, Council on Social Work Education

2003-2009 Commissioner/Councilor, Council on Social Work Education, Commission on
Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression. 2004-2007 Consulting Editor, Health & Social Work

2006 Ad Hoc Reviewer for the Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Work

2006 Ad Hoc Reviewer for Family Relations

2003-2012 Editorial Advisory Board Member, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

2003-2006 Abstract Reviewer for the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work
Also 2012 Research

2001 Ad Hoc Reviewer for the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

2000-2002 Ad Hoc Reviewer for the journal Family Process
Service to the Profession continued

1999-2003 Abstract Reviewer for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Symposium of the Annual Program Meeting(s), Council on Social Work Education

1999 Book Proposal Reviewer for Guilford Publications. 1998-present Ad Hoc Reviewer for the journal Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services

Service to the Community

June 2, 2015 Time Magazine: How to talk to your kids about Bruce Jenner
http://time. com/3838840/tips-for-every-age-kids-transgender-bruce-jenner/

October 15, 2014 US News and World Report: Family Support Tied to Safer Sex
http://health. usnews. com/health-news/articles/2014/10/15/family-support-tied-to-safer-sex-for-young-gay-males-study

October 9, 2014 Family Strain Increases Likelihood of Risky Sex http://www. washingtonblade. com/2014/10/09/family-strain-increases-likelihood-risky-sex-study/

October 8, 2014 Futurity Magazine. Safer Sex if Teens can talk Openly to Parents. http://www. futurity. org/gay-teenagers-parents-779392/

July 27, 2013 Invited and quoted expert in Huffington Post on faith based LGBT family
Program. http://www. huffingtonpost. com/2013/07/27/lgbt-youth-catholic- church_n_3645946. html?utm_hp_ref=religion

March 8, 2013 Invited and quoted export for Tell Amy column (syndicated in over 200
newspapers nationally). http://articles. chicagotribune. com/2013-03- 08/features/ct-ae-0308-amy-20130308_1_trevor-project-gay-parents

March 4, 2013 Invited expert interviewed for BBC Radio Documentary: Coming Out

http://www. bbc. co. uk/programmes/b01qwcx0

January 29, 2013 Invited and quoted in Huffington Post on African American gay youth. http://www. huffingtonpost. com/2013/01/29/coming-out-health- benefits_n_2569538. html

2010-present Blogger for Psychology Today; Gay and Lesbian Well-being
(http://www. psychologytoday. com/blog/gay-and-lesbian-well-being)

2004-present Gay Student Association of New Jersey (GSA). Guest speaker at the annual
trainings for high school and college leaders of LGBT student groups. 2003-present Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (P-FLAG). Frequent guest speaker at the
New Jersey, New York City, and Philadelphia chapter meetings. 2003 Pride Center of New Jersey. Research consultant on project examining needs of gay
lesbian, bisexual, and transgender senior citizens. 2000 Callen Lorde Community Health Center. Social work consultant (volunteer) to primary health clinic serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in New York City. 2000 Family Institute of New Jersey. Clinical consultant (volunteer) to family
therapy team. 1993- 1998 United Way of Northeastern New York. Member of the SpeakerРІР‚в„ўs Bureau, speaking
to potential donors during annual fundraising campaigns. 1988-1991 AIDS Council of Northeast New York. Volunteer “Buddy” to hospitalized AIDS patients. Facilitated support groups for other volunteers. Memberships

National Association of Social Workers
Council on Social Work Education
Society for Social Work and Research
American Family Therapy Academy.

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