Policy Statements of Professional Organizations
American Psychological Association (1997) “Whereas societal ignorance and prejudice about same gender sexual orientation put some gay, lesbian, bisexual and questioning individuals at risk for presenting for 'conversion' treatment due to family or social coercion and/or lack of information… Therefore be it further resolved that the American Psychological Association opposes portrayals of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth and adults as mentally ill due to their sexual orientation and supports the dissemination of accurate information about sexual orientation, and mental health, and appropriate interventions in order to counteract bias that is based in ignorance or unfounded beliefs about sexual orientation.”
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American Psychiatric Association (1998)
American Psychiatric Association (2000)
American Medical Association (reparative therapy appended 2000)
U.S. Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual Behavior (2001) said “there is no valid scientific evidence that sexual orientation can be changed.”
National Association of Social Workers Position Statement (2000)
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Research Articles -- Conversion Therapy
Ethical issues in sexual orientation conversion therapies: An empirical study of consumers. Michael Schroeder, PsyD, Ariel Shidlo, PhD, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy, Vol. 5,No. 3/4, 2001, pp. 131-166.
WHEN THERAPISTS DO NOT WANT THEIR CLIENTS TO BE HOMOSEXUAL: A RESPONSE TO ROSIK’S ARTICLE Robert-Jay Green, PhD. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, January 2003,Vol. 29, No. 1, 29–3.
The Practice and Ethics of Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy. Douglas Haldeman, PhD. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 62 (2), pp. 221-227.
Sexual orientation conversion therapy for gay men and lesbians: A scientific examination. Haldeman, D. (1991). In J. Gonsiorek & J. Weinrich (Eds.), Homosexuality: Research Implications for Public Poliicy. pp. 149-160. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
(Awarded Best Book in LGB Psychology, 2002, by APA Div. 44)
Sexual Conversion Therapy: Ethical, Clinical and Research Perspectives, edited by Ariel Shidlo, PhD, Michael Schroeder, PsyD, and Jack Drescher, MD (Vol.5, No. 3/4, 2001). Haworth Press.
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SEXUAL CONVERSION THERAPIES
by Jack Drescher, M.D.
Homosexuality: Coming out of the confusion,
by Sidney H. Phillips, M.D.
Sexual orientation is less about sex and more about love, being one with another human being. Attachment Theory - - LOVE & RELIGION
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Sexual Conversion Therapy
Ethical, Clinical and Research Perspectives (2002)
Edited by Ariel Shidlo, PhD, Michael Schroeder, PsyD, and Jack Drescher, MD
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