Exodus files ethics complaint against Alicia Salzer over Montel Show comments

<img src='https://www.wthrockmorton.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/exodus-press-release.thumbnail.JPG' alt='' align="left" hspace="10" Vspace="10"/Alan Chambers and Exodus have filed an ethics complaint against television psychiatrist Alicia Salzer. Actually the complaint was filed some weeks ago but Exodus has received no reply from the APA. Dr. Salzer works for Montel Williams and in that role took part in a controversial March 15 episode titled … Continue reading “Exodus files ethics complaint against Alicia Salzer over Montel Show comments”

Montel Williams, Dr. Salzer and Abomination

During the Montel Williams Show called Homosexuality…Can it be cured?, Dr. Alicia Salzer said in response to Alan Chambers: …science has shown us that 96% of people cannot change and along the way, absorb an enormous amount of self-loathing, a lot of confusion, a lot of family conflict, so I know the harm. Surprised that … Continue reading “Montel Williams, Dr. Salzer and Abomination”

Accurate public statements: A Montel post-mortem

Since last Thursday’s Montel Williams Show, I have called show producers and emailed the show several times asking them for research to support a statement made by psychiatrist Alicia Salzer in reference first to Alan Chambers’ story and then to change therapies in general. She said: This is marketing; this is not science: Science has … Continue reading “Accurate public statements: A Montel post-mortem”

Montel Williams Show on sexual reorientation

Montel’s episode Homosexuality…Can it be cured? aired this morning. I will be adding to this post through the day but I can offer a few reactions. Reparative therapy was a term used repeatedly but never precisely. It stood for everything ever done in the name of sexual orientation change – from electroshock to exorcisms. In … Continue reading “Montel Williams Show on sexual reorientation”

Montel Williams revisits sexual reorientation

By now, it is no secret. The Montel Williams Show on Thursday, March 15, will devote the whole hour to a show they’ve titled: HOMOSEXUALITY…CAN IT BE CURED? Click the link to read the description of the show. Guests include: Mike Jones, Lance Carroll, Alan Chambers, Richard Cohen, Peterson Toscano, and Dr. Alicia Salzer (the … Continue reading “Montel Williams revisits sexual reorientation”

Montel Williams Show to again focus on sexual orientation

Tomorrow Alan Chambers joins a guest panel to discuss homosexuality on the The Montel Williams Show. The show will also feature Tom and Donna Cole, former homosexuals who have a ministry to Christians struggling with sexual and relational issues. I am pretty sure Richard Cohen may have some role on the program. This comes from … Continue reading “Montel Williams Show to again focus on sexual orientation”

Reports of adverse reactions to abortion: How should mental health professional groups respond?

In addition to my work in sexual identity issues, I am quite interested in policy relating to the psychological reactions of women who have had abortions. I have observed over the past several years that women who associate their abortion with mental health distress have approached the American Psychological Association with their concerns and stories. … Continue reading “Reports of adverse reactions to abortion: How should mental health professional groups respond?”

American Psychiatric Association to host symposium on religion, therapy and homosexuality

The American Psychiatric Association will host a symposium called “Homosexuality and Therapy: The Religious Dimension” at their annual meeting in Washington DC on May 5, 2008. I will be on the panel along with David Scasta, MD, Rev. Albert Mohler, Bishop Gene Robinson and moderator, John Peteet, MD. Dr. Scasta is past-president of the Association of Gay … Continue reading “American Psychiatric Association to host symposium on religion, therapy and homosexuality”

Year in review: Top Ten Stories from 2007

Since it was so much fun last year, I decided to compile a top ten list of stories of the year on the blog. 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. The stories are … Continue reading “Year in review: Top Ten Stories from 2007”

Top ten posts by number of comments, 2007

UPDATE: I knew the post regarding Michael Brown and the Southern Poverty Law Center article would continue to generate comments but it has now become the post with the largest number of comments (218 as of this update on Dec. 30) and so I am going to update the list as we go.   Time to review 2007 … Continue reading “Top ten posts by number of comments, 2007”