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”

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”

Holding therapy and the Sexual Identity Therapy Framework

In light of the Exodus statement regarding the techniques displayed by Richard Cohen in the media, I thought it good to point out that the sexual identity therapy framework specifically identifies “holding therapy” as being inappropriate. From the framework: Therapists should maintain professional boundaries in the therapeutic relationship. Therapists should follow ethical guidelines of their … Continue reading “Holding therapy and the Sexual Identity Therapy Framework”

Is There a War on Psychotherapy?

Last week, this came across my path: I assume Christopher Doyle refers to the effort around the country to prohibit sexual reorientation change efforts for minors. However, I write this post to address a couple of points. When it comes to sexual orientation and psychotherapy, the reparative therapy narrative of defective parenting doesn’t hold water … Continue reading “Is There a War on Psychotherapy?”

Keeping Focus on the Family Honest on Reparative Therapy

In a recent CBS News report on reparative therapy (sexual orientation change efforts), Focus on the Family’s Jeff Johnston was quoted in support of the practice and a link to FOTF’s website was a part of the story. I have a long history with Focus on this issue. There are some misleading statements on this … Continue reading “Keeping Focus on the Family Honest on Reparative Therapy”

Sponsor: Celibacy as Therapy Goal Allowed by CA's Anti-Conversion Therapy Bill

The outrage surrounding California’s anti-conversion therapy bill (AB 2943) is growing by the press release. For instance, last Monday (April 30) Summit Ministries canceled a conference in CA because they contend the bill (when it becomes law) will forbid advice which doesn’t affirm homosexuality. According to the press release, Summit’s program would fall under the … Continue reading “Sponsor: Celibacy as Therapy Goal Allowed by CA's Anti-Conversion Therapy Bill”