APA President Koocher’s statement about therapy & same-sex attraction

This just in from APA’s Public Affairs office via email from Rhea Farberman: APA Office of Public Affairs (202) 336-5700 Public.Affairs@apa.org August 15, 2006 Statement by Dr. Gerald P. Koocher Concerning Therapeutic Interventions To Deal With Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction During the Town Hall Meeting that took place at APA芒鈧劉s 2006 convention, I was asked about … Continue reading “APA President Koocher’s statement about therapy & same-sex attraction”

Year in review – Top ten stories from 2006

As much for my own reference and recollection as anything else, I compiled this top ten list of stories from 2006. Since I am the only voter, the list is subjective and regular readers might arrange them differently or think I should have included another story over one of these. I am interested to hear … Continue reading “Year in review – Top ten stories from 2006”

Washington Times: APA’s position unchanged

Today’s Washington Times addresses the differences in interpreting APA President Gerald Koocher’s remarks at the APA convention last month. We covered that issue here at that time noting that President Koocher clarified his remarks following the APA Town Hall meeting. The Washington Times site has been down most of the last two days. Here is … Continue reading “Washington Times: APA’s position unchanged”

APA president speaks about a client’s right to self-determination

In a Q&A today at the American Psychological Association convention in New Orleans, APA president Gerald Koocher was asked about a client’s right to seek therapy to modify same-sex attraction. He reportedly said (and I am seeking confirmation from the APA) that clients may seek psychotherapy to affirm their religious values even if that meant … Continue reading “APA president speaks about a client’s right to self-determination”