Reparative & other therapies for homosexuals
Calming distressed gays;
Converting gays into ex-gays.
||Dr. Robert Spitzer: "They have a choice whether to go into therapy, about
whether they adopt a gay lifestyle, whether they tell their friends and their
family. They don't have a choice as to whether their basic sexual orientation
is gay or straight -- that they don't have a choice about." Dr.
Spitzer's response to a question posed Scientific American Mind magazine
in 2004-FEB: "Do gays have a choice?" 7 [Presumably to "adopt a gay lifestyle" means to choose to be sexually active rather than celibate.] |
Mental health therapies directed at homosexuals:
The two main types of therapy or counseling directed at gays and lesbians --
and to a lesser degree, bisexuals:
|Gay Affirmative Therapy (GAT) directed at helping gays and
lesbians become content with their sexual orientation; we will only discuss
||Reparative therapy (a.k.a. Conversion Therapy) and Transformational Ministry
programs often imply that they can change a gay's or lesbian's sexual orientation. However, their programs are actually directed at changing clients' sexual behavior. Almost all of the
essays in this section discuss these two programs. |
Topics on homosexual counseling and therapy in this
Related essays & menus on this web site:
|Mark Benjamin, "My gay therapy session:" A reporter pretended
to be gay and received an introductory session of reparative therapy by
a Christian counselor. The cost to "either turn straight or get
significant relief" would be $14,560. See:
|"Reparative or 'Conversion' Therapy," Public Health, Boulder
County Colorado, at:
- "Christian Ex-gay ministry hosts Chicago conference,"
Charisma. Online at Maranatha Christian Journal, at: http://www.mcjonline.com/news/news3280.htm
- APA response copied from a reader's Email
- Stuart Shepard, "Ex-gays protest APA," Focus on
the Family, at: http://www.family.org/cforum/fnif/news/A0011512.html
- G.M. Herek, "Attempts to change sexual orientation,"
- "Aversion Therapy - Letter to the Royal College of Psychiatrists,
" Outrage!, at:
- Joe Kort, "So you'd like to learn about Gay Affirmative Therapy (GAT) at:
http://www.amazon.com/ Kort has provided a list of 43 books on the topic.
- David Roberts, "Previously unreleased Spitzer video gives candid results,"
Ex-gay Watch, 2007-APR-05, at:
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