Sexuality & Psychotherapy Database

The Sexuality & Psychotherapy Database launched in December 2012. This searchable database was created as part of an NSF-funded research project on the construction of “sexual orientation” in psychotherapy. The database is composed of annotations — created by SART members and edited by SART faculty — on research pertaining to a) the sociology of sexuality, and b) the sociology of psychology, i.e., social studies of psychological science. We will also include relevant research from medical sociology, sociology of mental health, counseling psychology, social work and clinical psychology, as well as creative works, including film and television. We hope that researchers will find this database to be a valuable source of established and emerging scholarship in science and technology studies (STS), queer theory and gender studies.

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Data Type: Journal Article

Heterosexual ally development in counseling psychologists: Experiences, training, and advocacy.

Asta, E.L. & Vacha-Haase, T. (2013). Heterosexual ally development in counseling psychologists: Experiences, training, and advocacy. The Counseling Psychologist, 41, 493-529.

In this article, which is based on the first author’s dissertation, Asta and Vacha-Hasse discuss the impact of counseling psychology training on LGBT ally development. Prior research regarding the effects of majority groups becoming involved with More

Categories: Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Qualitative Methods, Queer Theory/Sexuality Studies
Publication Date: 2013

Data Type: Journal Article

Gay affirmative therapy: A critical analysis of the literature.

Harrison, N. (2000). Gay affirmative therapy: A critical analysis of the literature. British Journal of Guidance & Counseling, 20, 37-53.

In this article, author Nigel Harrison conducts a review of several pieces of technical literature on the subject of “gay affirmative therapy” and “gay affirmative psychology,” published in a variety of scholarly journals between 1982 and 1995. More

Categories: Counseling and Clinical Psychology, History & Philosophy of Psychology & Psychiatry, Queer Theory/Sexuality Studies
Publication Date: 2000

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Heterosexual ally development in counseling psychologists: Experiences, training, and advocacy.
In this article, which is based on the first author’s dissertation, Asta and Vacha-Hasse discuss the impact of counseling psychology training on LGBT ally development. Prior research regarding the effects of majority groups becoming involved with More