Gay/Lesbian Adoptive Parent Families: New Research and Future Directions
A Williams Institute Works-in-Progress Series
Abbie E. Goldberg, Visiting Scholar, The Williams Institute
Thursday, September 26, 2013
UCLA School of Law – Room 2467
*Lunch will be provided.
BIO: Abbie Goldberg, Associate Professor of Psychology, Clark University and Senior Research Fellow, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, is an expert on LGBT-parent families over the life course. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Wesleyan University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, and completed her clinical internship at the Yale University School of Medicine. Her research, on same-sex parenthood, adoption, partnerships, work-family interfaces, marriage equality, and legal recognition has been published in journals such as Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Family Psychology, Journal of Counseling Psychology, Adoption Quarterly, Family Relations, Sexuality Research and Social Policy, and Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. Dr. Goldberg’s research has been funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Spencer Foundation, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the American Psychological Foundation, among others. Her recent book, Lesbian and Gay Parents and their Children: Research on the Family Life Cycle, received the 2010 Distinguished Book Award from Division 44 of the American Psychological Association. She is also the author of Gay Dads: Transitions to Adoptive Fatherhood (2012).