Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Addressing the Development of Selves in LGBTQIA+ Individuals: A Voice Dialogue Perspective
by Moir, Melanie Battaglia, M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2018, 63; 10748885
Abstract (Summary)

Addressing the Development of Selves in LGBTQIA+ Individuals: A Voice Dialogue Perspective by Melanie Battaglia Moir This qualitative thesis combines heuristic and alchemical hermeneutic methodologies along with elements of intuitive inquiry and participatory epistemology to address the internal development of selves in the consciousness of LGBTQIA+ individuals. These selves are created by interactions with family and society and by the unique, personal experiences of people on this spectrum who do not identify as heteronormative or exclusively heterosexual. From a depth psychological perspective, the author discusses implications for achieving healing and wholeness when making contact with these inner selves that carry the true nature of each human being but are repressed due to cultural programming, family modeling, and imprinting. Voice Dialogue is explored as an approach to identifying and understanding these selves in LGBTQIA+ individuals. Insights from the author’s own experience of being queer (an umbrella term for living life as a sexual or gender minority) are included.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Walling, Joanna, Steffora, Thomas
Commitee:
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Department: Counseling Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 58/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Mental health, Behavioral psychology, LGBTQ studies, Psychology
Keywords: Gender expression, Gender identity, Gender minority, Heteronormativity, LGBTQIA+, Voice dialogue
Publication Number: 10748885
ISBN: 978-0-438-63661-3
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