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Smithee, L.C., Aramburu Alegría, C., & Iantaffi, A. (2023, in progress). Unique issues for relationships and families with transgender and cisgender partners. In L. Beckstead (Ed.), Feeling Secure: A Guidebook for LGBTQIA+ persons, including those with a different or no label. Rowman and Littlefield

Smithee, L.C., & Few-Demo, A.L. (2023). Emotional worlds colliding: A qualitative exploration of the emotional experiences of transgender and cisgender women in romantic relationships during transition. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

Smithee, L.C., Few-Demo, A.L., Grafsky, E.L., McGuire, J.K., & Russon, J.M. (2021). Emotional intimacy in transition: Interpersonal processes in transgender-cisgender romantic relationships.  [Doctoral dissertation, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University].

Russon, J., Smithee, L., Simpson, S., Levy, S., & Diamond, G. (2021). Demonstrating attachment-based family therapy for transgender and gender diverse youth with suicidal thoughts and behavior: A case study. Family Process.

Russon, J., Washington, R., Machado, A., Smithee, L., & Dellinger, J. (2021). Suicide among LGBTQIA+ youth: A review of the treatment literature [special issue]. Aggression and Violent Behavior.

Smithee, L.C., Krizova, K., Guest, J., & Case Pease, J. (2021). Theraplay as a family treatment for mother anxiety and child anxiety. International Journal of Play Therapy.

Tadros, E., & Smithee, L.C. (2021). Applying the Tadros theory of change to incarcerated lesbian couples. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services. 

Smithee, L.C. (2020). Adapting Theraplay for affirmative intervention with LGBTQ families. In S. Lindaman & R. Hong (Eds.), The Theraplay Handbook: Applications, Implementation and Guidance. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Smithee, L.C., Bean, R.A., Limb, G.E., & Holmes, E.K. (2020). Status report for the field of social work: A content analysis of its racial/ethnic/cultural-focused research. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work.

Smithee, L.C., Sumner, B.W., & Bean, R.A. (2019). Non-suicidal self-injury among sexual minority youth: An etiological and treatment overview. Children and Youth Services Review, 96, 212-219.

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