Meet the Married Lesbian Dynamic Doctor Duo Who Got You Sober

February 28, 2017–In “Fundamentals of LGBT Substance Use Disorders,” the new book released by Columbia University Press-distributed LGBTQ publisher Harrington Park Press, Philadelphia clinician Michael Shelton sums up what is known about the prevalence of LGBT substance abuse and treatment, and emphasises the importance of affirmative therapy practices—counselling that supports and embraces client sexual identity.

Emily McNally (left) Dana Finnegan
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His book continues the work began by Dr. Dana G. Finnegan and Dr. Emily B. McNally (above), the married lesbian professional counselling couple widely considered two unsung pioneering heroes of LGBT substance abuse research and counselling.

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Below, following a little background, is an interview with Dana and Emily by Bill Cohen, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of Harrington Park Press. The interview is illustrated by photos of the couple including their own sweet captions (such as the one above), giving us an insight into the lives of this extraordinary couple.

Read the full interview on the Harrington Park Press blog at

Buy “Fundamentals of LGBT Substance Use Disorders”.

Photo by Emily McNally & Dana Finnegan

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