Attachment-based family therapy for lesbian and gay young adults and their persistently nonaccepting parents

Gary M. Diamond, Maya S. Shpigel

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Abstract

Describes a modification of attachment-based family therapy for working with sexual minority young adults and their persistently nonaccepting parents. The goal of the treatment is to improve the quality of young-adult-parent relationships and promote connection and mutual acceptance. We provide a brief overview of the treatment tasks that comprise the model, describe the rationale behind each task and how it is implemented, offer clinical excerpts, and conclude with thoughts about the limits of the model and future challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-268
Number of pages11
JournalProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice
Volume45
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Acceptance
  • Attachment-based therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Gay
  • Lesbian
  • Nonacceptance
  • Nonaccepting parents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology

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