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Michael Lasala, PHD, LCSW,

MICHAEL LASALA, PHD, LCSW, is an internationally recognized expert on gay and lesbian couple and family issues. He has presented workshops, keynotes, and plenary presentations nationally and abroad. A seasoned psychotherapist, teacher/trainer, and researcher, Professor LaSala's current work examines gay and lesbian family relationships and parental influences on youths' safe sex behaviors. His book, Coming Out, Coming Home (Columbia University Press), describes the practice implications of a study of 65 gay and lesbian youths and their families. Other examples of his work can be found in over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles, and also at Psychology Today. For further information, visit