ERIC Number: EJ949380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Nurturing the Relationships of All Couples: Integrating Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Concerns into Premarital Education and Counseling Programs
Casquarelli, Elaine J.; Fallon, Kathleen M.
Journal of Humanistic Counseling, v50 n2 p149-160 Fall 2011
Research shows that premarital counseling programs help engaged couples develop interpersonal and problem-solving skills that enhance their marital relationships. Yet, there are limited services for same-sex couples. This article assumes an integrated humanistic and social justice advocacy stance to explore the needs of lesbian, gay, and bisexual partners and develop recommendations for providing affirmative premarital counseling, with implications for counseling practice, training, and research.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Homosexuality, Interpersonal Relationship, Counseling Techniques, Advocacy, Marriage Counseling, Intimacy, Social Attitudes, Humanism
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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