Two good features in a row in the Christian Post — this one favorably discusses the sexual identity therapy framework. We posted a news release on Monday regarding the framework which the CP folks used to help craft this story.
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”
I released the advocacy film “I Do Exist” in July 2004. It was supposed to be a documentary style account of five former gays who had become straight through religious means. I showed the film at a conference of change therapists in November of that same year to great fanfare. It was shown all over … Continue reading “Blog Theme: Sexual Identity Therapy – Interview with Mark Yarhouse”
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?”
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”