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September 8, 2016



McGeorge to present third Tony Jurich social justice lecture Sept. 22

By Anne Rubash

Christi McGeorge

Christi McGeorge, whose research focuses on the influence of heterosexism and homophobia in clinical practice and training, gender equity in therapy and higher education, and feminist theories, will present the third Tony Jurich Lecture on Social Justice at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the K-State Student Union's Little Theatre.

McGeorge, a professor of human development and family science in the couple and family therapy doctoral program at North Dakota State University, will present "The ethical and just treatment of LGB clients: beliefs and practices of family therapists."

Her presentation will explore family therapists' practices and beliefs as related to reparative therapy and referring lesbian, gay or bisexual clients based solely on their sexual orientation. McGeorge has data from a series of studies regarding these two ethical issues and how they are increasingly discussed among family therapists and those faculty educating the next generation of therapists. 

McGeorge is the current past chair for the National Council on Family Relations' Family Therapy Section and an elected member of the council's Inclusion and Diversity Committee. Additionally, she is a clinical fellow and approved supervisor in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and has twice served as the president of the association's North Dakota Division. McGeorge has authored more than 30 articles, three book chapters, several encyclopedia entries and book reviews.

This lecture is sponsored by the marriage and family therapy program in the College of Human Ecology. The lecture series honors Tony Jurich, a professor who taught in the School of Family Studies and Human Services for more than 39 years before his death in 2010.

The public is welcome at this free event and reservations are encouraged. Register for the lecture online.

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