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”

APA sexual identity therapy symposium

The symposium went well with about 130 in attendance. Here are my power point and notes that were distributed. Later, after I get permission from the other presenters, I will post their slides as well. In the picture below, Lee Beckstead and I are fielding a question; Mark Yarhouse is trying to get us off … Continue reading “APA sexual identity therapy symposium”

Sexual identity therapy and neutrality, Part two

In this second post about therapeutic neutrality, I want to discuss what it does and doesn’t mean in sexual identity therapy. Again, I want to react to some of the thoughts from Dr. Nicolosi in his article, Why I Am Not a Neutral Therapist. Dr. Nicolosi writes: What will happen when the uncommitted (“neutral”) therapist … Continue reading “Sexual identity therapy and neutrality, Part two”

Sexual identity therapy and neutrality, Part one

Continuing the discussion about sexual identity therapy, I want to contrast our framework with both gay affirming and reparative therapies on the dimension of value neutrality in two posts. As a springboard for my thoughts, I want to quote from an article by Joseph Nicolosi on the NARTH website called, “Why I Am Not A … Continue reading “Sexual identity therapy and neutrality, Part one”

APA symposium to examine sexual identity therapy

Next week (August 17) I will participate in a symposium on sexual identity conflicts at the American Psychological Association annual conference in San Francisco, CA. Here is the brief description from the association website (scroll down to Division 36): Div. 36 (Psychology of Religion) Friday, 2-2:50 p.m.• Symposium: “Sexual Identity Therapy to Address Religious and … Continue reading “APA symposium to examine sexual identity therapy”

Sexual identity therapy: What it is and what it isn’t

There is lots of discussion occuring on various blogs/media sources about the sexual identity therapy framework. I want to link to a couple and comment. Two threads at ExGayWatch involve the framework. One is an open forum triggered by my appearance on CNN with Dr. Benjamin McCommon and the other references Peterson Toscano’s statements about … Continue reading “Sexual identity therapy: What it is and what it isn’t”

LA Times article features ex-gay debate and sexual identity therapy

NOTE: This article is archived here now…  This morning’s LA Times pulls together a host of factors to suggest that there is “New ground in debate on ‘curing’ gays.” Written by Stephanie Simon, the article cites or quotes numerous sources as evidence that changes are happening in the dialogue regarding sexual orientation, ministry and therapy. … Continue reading “LA Times article features ex-gay debate and sexual identity therapy”

Chicago Tribune article almost features sexual identity therapy

Today’s Chicago Tribune has an article by Sean Hamill that comes close to differentiating sexual identity therapy from conversion therapy. I say close because Mr. Hamill interviews antagonists of conversion therapy but then comes pretty close to describing the work I do as the other side of the issue. Here is one quote from me … Continue reading “Chicago Tribune article almost features sexual identity therapy”

Sexual identity therapy: Is neutrality a bad thing?

Last year, I wrote an article for my website called I Am Not a Reparative Therapist. In that article, I indicated that one of my problems with reparative therapy, as I understood it, was that the therapist promoted reparative drive theory to clients as the singular source of same-sex attractions. It seems to me that … Continue reading “Sexual identity therapy: Is neutrality a bad thing?”

Values Focused Counseling: Sexual Identity Therapy illustrated

In January 2005, I interviewed David Akinsanya, then of the BBC, for a documentary called Sad to be Gay. The BBC special aired without this footage due to some technical issues and time constraints. Through the permission of David and the BBC, I have been granted permission to use the interview for educational purposes. This … Continue reading “Values Focused Counseling: Sexual Identity Therapy illustrated”