Friday, August 14, 2009

APA Passes Resolution Against Ex-Gay Therapy, Finds “No Evidence” Change Therapy Works – by Jim Burroway

August 5th, 2009

The American Psychological Association, meeting at their annual conference in Toronto, adopted a resolution today calling on mental health professionals to stop telling clients that they can change their sexual orientation through therapy or other treatments. And in a direct challenge to NARTH and Exodus International, the resolution further calls on patients, guardians, families and other clients to avoid conversion therapy programs, which portray homosexuality as a mental illness or developmental disorder. The APA advises instead that people who are troubled by their sexual orientation should seek therapy, social support and educational services “that provide accurate information on sexual orientation and sexuality, increase family and school support and reduce rejection of sexual minority youth.” Read complete article Box Turtle Bulletin

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August 13, 2009, Weird Science: A Laughable New "Scientific" Study on Ex-Gay Conversion by: Waymon HudsonThe BILERICO Project

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