Development of Couple Relationship Interventions for Same-Sex Couples

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A profile photo of Dr Chris Pepping ARCSHS Lunchtime Seminar series presents Dr Chris Pepping, Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at La Trobe University.

Date:
Wednesday 28 November 2018 01:00 pm until Wednesday 28 November 2018 02:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
ARCSHS Event Staff
arcshs@latrobe.edu.au; (03) 9479 8700
Presented by:
Dr Chris Pepping
Type of Event:
Public Lecture; Seminar/Workshop/Training
Cost:
Free (no RSVP required)

Abstract

Being in a satisfying romantic relationship is a major life goal for most same-sex attracted people, and the predictors of relationship outcomes are broadly similar for same-sex and different-sex couples. The similarities suggest that interventions developed and evaluated with heterosexual couples might well be effective with same-sex couples. However, there are important differences and challenges facing same-sex couples that effective interventions need to address.

In this talk, Dr Chris Pepping will present recent research pertaining to the unique needs and challenges facing same-sex couples, and the implications for intervention development. Dr Pepping will then present some recent data on the preliminary effects of a tailored intervention for same-sex couples. Dr Pepping will conclude by highlighting the potential utility of couple-based interventions to address mental health problems in sexual minority adults.


Biography

Dr Chris Pepping completed his clinical training in Queensland, and was awarded a PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2013. He subsequently held a post-doctoral position at the University of Queensland in the Couples Research Program, and a lectureship at Griffith University in Brisbane. Since 2015 he has held an appointment at La Trobe University as a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology. His research sits at the intersection of clinical and social psychology and has two main, interdependent themes: (1) close relationships; and (2) LGBTIQ mental health.

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Institute of Advanced Studies seminar room

Building NR8, La Trobe University, Bundoora, 3086

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