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Coming out of the dark: Content analysis of articles pertaining to gay, lesbian, and bisexual issues in couple and family therapy journals
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
  • Erica E. Hartwell, Fairfield University
  • Julianne M. Serovich
  • Erika L. Grafsky
  • Zachary Y. Kerr
Document Type
Article
Article Version
Pre-print
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Disciplines
Abstract
The present study seeks to extend previous research regarding literature related to gay, lesbian, and bisexual (GLB) issues published in couple and family therapy (CFT)-related journals by presenting the results from a content analysis of GLB studies in CFT-related journals from 1996 to 2010. Results of the analysis revealed a 238.8% increase in total GLB content published since the original review. Articles pertaining to therapy with GLB clients continue to represent the largest area of publication. With one exception, all surveyed journals showed an increase in the percentage of GLB content since the first study. Emerging areas of research include studies related to supervision and training, GLB mental health and substance use, and sexual minority adolescents. A movement away from deficit-based perspectives could open a new lens on family life.
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This is an archived pre-print of an article subsequently published in Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - Copyright 2012 Wiley.

Published Citation
Hartwell, E. E., Serovich, J. M., Grafsky, E. L., & Kerr, Z. Y. (2012). Coming out of the dark: Content analysis of articles pertaining to gay, lesbian, and bisexual issues in couple and family therapy journals. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 38, 227–243. DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2011.00274.x
DOI
10.1111/j.1752-0606.2011.00274.x
Citation Information
Erica E. Hartwell, Julianne M. Serovich, Erika L. Grafsky and Zachary Y. Kerr. "Coming out of the dark: Content analysis of articles pertaining to gay, lesbian, and bisexual issues in couple and family therapy journals" Journal of Marital and Family Therapy Vol. 38 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/erica_hartwell/1/