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”

NARTH: Forced therapy unethical and ineffective

In the recent letter from the Ugandan National Pastors Task Force Against Homosexuality to Rick Warren, the Task Force disclosed that the Uganda Joint Christian Council agreed to support the Anti-Homosexuality Bill with the following amendments: a. We suggested reduction of the sentence to 20 years instead of the death penalty for the offense of aggravated … Continue reading “NARTH: Forced therapy unethical and ineffective”

APA Monitor on the APA sexual orientation and therapy report

The current American Psychological Association Monitor briefly reports on the August report from the Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation. Not much new here for regular readers of the blog. The big news in my view was the treatment of religion which did not get as much coverage as the discouragement of change … Continue reading “APA Monitor on the APA sexual orientation and therapy report”

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”

York, PA paper examines faith, sexuality and APA report

The York Daily Record ran a story in the September 6 print edition and then online on the 8th which examined the American Psychological Association report as well as the Jones and Yarhouse study. The article by Melissa Nann Burke included interviews from local Exodus ministries as well. Some good things here… The men and … Continue reading “York, PA paper examines faith, sexuality and APA report”

Discover article on sexual orientation change and the APA report

Discover magazine has an online article out today which covers the APA report, NARTH and the Jones and Yarhouse study. Here are some excerpts: Joseph Nicolosi, a psychologist in Encino, Calif., says he can rid adults, teens, and even children of homosexuality. For nearly 30 years, he has offered a “psychodynamic” form of reparative therapy … Continue reading “Discover article on sexual orientation change and the APA report”

The persistent rumor that the APA wants people to change churches

I addressed it here and now here but it continues. This morning I read an article on the website of the National Catholic Register by Father Benedict Groeschel, host of Sunday Night Live on EWTN (Catholic network). Father Groeschel is laboring under a significant misunderstanding of the APA report when he writes: On top of … Continue reading “The persistent rumor that the APA wants people to change churches”

Social psychologist David Myers opines on APA report in Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal invited Hope College social psychologist David Myers to write a column regarding the APA task force report on appropriate therapeutic responses to sexual orientation. Dr. Myers is the author of several books, including the text I use in teaching the social psychology class at GCC. I highly recommend the text, as … Continue reading “Social psychologist David Myers opines on APA report in Wall Street Journal”

Blog post at US News & World Report: Does the APA advise a church switch?

Here’s the blog post over at Dan Gilgoff’s US News and World Report blog, God and Country. The backdrop: The initial article about the APA sexual orientation and therapy report to hit the wire was by David Crary at the AP. However, some (many?) papers truncated the article in such a way that it seemed … Continue reading “Blog post at US News & World Report: Does the APA advise a church switch?”

CBN reports on APA report

The Christian Broadcasting Network reports this morning on the APA task force findings. UPDATE: The video now does not reflect the news report linked above.