Jerry E. Gale

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Postmodern models of therapy stress the participation of the clinician in a nonhierarchical, non-objectifying role, and highlight the therapist's embeddedness in the same processes of social construction as are the individual and the family. While much theory has been published in recent years, the actual conduct of a therapy session derived from the(More)
This exploratory qualitative pilot study examined the extent to which seven African American clergy discussed and promoted sexual health dialogue with couples preparing for marriage. We explored the following topics: (a) clergy perspectives on disclosure; (b) clergy awareness about HIV/AIDS and (c) the extent to which clergy awareness about HIV is(More)
In the early 1990s, scholars from a variety of disciplines encouraged greater inclusion of qualitative research methodology in the mental health field. Moon, Dillon, and Sprenkle (1990) hoped their paper "Family therapy and qualitative research" would serve as a stimulus for further development of qualitative research in the field of family therapy. Ten(More)
Gone are the days when volunteer activity was limited to delivering flowers and mail to inpatient rooms. Today's volunteers extend the capacity of health care organizations to provide compassionate and caring service by staffing immunization programs, conducting health screening activities and more. With increased reliance on volunteers and increased(More)
1. The background to the book As with many edited collections of academic papers, this collection originated in a conference: in this case, Alternative Epistemologies in Education, at the University of Georgia in February, 1992. The contributors presented key ideas from their work, followed by critiques from invited respondents and open discussion, in five(More)
This paper presents the experiences of five women's (of three nationalities and different ethnic backgrounds) challenging dominant cultural discourses and finding their own voice. Starting from a class assignment and individual papers, the five women engaged in a participatory writing project that helped them critically examine dominant discourses of their(More)