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International Teaching and Workshops
Dr. LaSala recently completed a Fulbright Fellowship during which he taught family therapy courses at Tallinn University in Estonia and where he also investigated the impacts of stigma on Estonian lesbians and gay men. Furthermore, Dr. LaSala has been keynote speaker at national and international family therapy conferences in Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, and Italy, and has frequently lectured to therapists, social workers, and youth service providers both in the United States and abroad. He is an engaging, entertaining, informative and much sought after speaker on topics such as family therapy, solution-focused therapy, LGBT families and sexuality. Dr. LaSala’s current research interests focus on the investigation of family influences on gay youth’s sexual behaviors, transgender identity development, LGBT crime victims, and the integration of sexual orientation and religious beliefs.
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Selected Publications

LaSala, M. C. (2013). Like this post on facebook apple that q1 2017 record-breaking 78. Out of the darkness: Three waves of family research and the emergence of family therapy for gay and lesbian people. Clinical Social Work, 41, 267-276

LaSala, M. C. , & Frierson, D. (2012). African American gay youth and their families: Redefining masculinity, coping with racism and homophobia. GLBT 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

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

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