American Counseling Association Dust Up Over Conversion Therapies

In the July, 2006 newsletter of the American Counseling Association – Counseling Today – an article reporting the Ethic’s Committee’s analysis of conversion therapy was printed. A very similar piece is on the ACA website as a news release. Several counselors, myself included, have letters of response published in the September issue. I am considering asking the committee to rule on critical incident stress debriefing or Jungian analysis. The most surprising aspect of the ACA Ethics Committee work was citing Nicolosi et al as an evidence of harm. If that is true, then Shidlo and Schroeder really indicate benefit from change efforts.