Sexual Identity Therapy is Not Reparative Therapy

I have had to make this case several times over the years but the defensive posture of reparative therapists of late makes it necessary to do it again. As more people are coming against reparative drive theory, reparative therapists are softening and in some cases altering their rhetoric regarding what they believe and what they … Continue reading “Sexual Identity Therapy is Not Reparative Therapy”

Sexual identity: Wall Street Journal reports on APA report and sexual identity therapy

(First posted on August 6, 2009) The Wall Street Journal’s Stephanie Simon has captured well the application of the APA task force sexual orientation report in an article out this morning. Of course I would say that… The men who seek help from evangelical counselor Warren Throckmorton often are deeply distressed. They have prayed, read … Continue reading “Sexual identity: Wall Street Journal reports on APA report and sexual identity therapy”

Sexual Identity Therapy Framework resources

Peter LaBarbera today reprints Laurie Higgins critique of an article by Mark Yarhouse regarding the application of our sexual identity therapy framework (SITF). I am aware he does not mean to promote the framework but his articles have increased my emails about the framework and requests for referrals to therapists who practice in that manner. … Continue reading “Sexual Identity Therapy Framework resources”

On the application of the sexual identity therapy framework: An answer to critics

Recently a brief portion of the sexual identity therapy framework was attacked by Peter LaBarbera. More broadly, his criticism challenges Christians in counseling: Should a counselor who is Christian insist that clients conform to the counselor’s beliefs? LaBarbera argues that Christians in counseling should suspend neutrality and require their clients to conform to what the … Continue reading “On the application of the sexual identity therapy framework: An answer to critics”

The APA report and the sexual identity therapy framework

The recent American Psychological Association task force report on sexual orientation and psychotherapy included several positive references to the SITF. I have archived those on the SITF website and am providing two here with brief commentary. The abstract of the sexual identity therapy framework (SITF) says Sexual identity conflicts are among the most difficult faced by … Continue reading “The APA report and the sexual identity therapy framework”

Wall Street Journal covers APA task force report and sexual identity therapy

The Wall Street Journal’s Stephanie Simon has captured well the application of the APA task force sexual orientation report in an article out this morning. Of course I would say that… The men who seek help from evangelical counselor Warren Throckmorton often are deeply distressed. They have prayed, read Scripture, even married, but they haven’t … Continue reading “Wall Street Journal covers APA task force report and sexual identity therapy”

Sexual identity therapy: A blast from the past

In light of conversations on the Exodus-PFOX thread, I thought it might be good to review a past mainstream media article that brought SIT more into the mainstream conversation. The LA Times article now titled “Approaching agreement in debate over homosexuality” by Stephanie Simon (now with the Wall Street Journal) was published on June 18, … Continue reading “Sexual identity therapy: A blast from the past”

Gay City News prints letter clarifying sexual identity therapy

Part of the chorus of dissent bringing down the recent APA symposium was an April 24 article in the Gay City News, called “Junk Science on Stage.” In that article, some false claims were made about sexual identity therapy and my work. I addessed themhere on the blog recently. Generally, “junk science” is a phrase … Continue reading “Gay City News prints letter clarifying sexual identity therapy”

Misconceptions about the Sexual Identity Therapy framework

In the “reporting” by Gay City News regarding the now-cancelled APA symposium, a claim was made about the Sexual Identity Therapy framework. The symposium, approved by the APA program committee 7 months ago, was to include a presentation of this framework and related issues which would have allowed for questions and discussion. The GCN said … Continue reading “Misconceptions about the Sexual Identity Therapy framework”

Sexual Identity Therapy Framework to Be Reviewed

I posted this to the SIT Blog and I hope other bloggers post this on their blogs.   News Release  Sexual Identity Therapy Framework to Be Reviewed The Sexual Identity Therapy Framework, authored by Warren Throckmorton and Mark Yarhouse, will be reviewed in 2008 for possible revision. Proposed as a means to help counselors work with … Continue reading “Sexual Identity Therapy Framework to Be Reviewed”