Unwanted same sex attraction? Whilst the fundamental beliefs homosexuality is a flawed, unnatural human experience, a choice, a sin, and it can be changed remain the same, many things within the ex-gay world have changed over the last four decades since its formal existence Exodus founded The most dramatic of these being the recent rejection of the reparative therapy model. A more subtle and often unnoticed change has been the wording and terminology that is used. This shift had already happened within the lesbian, gay and bisexual worlds many years before as there were too many negative connotations attached to the word homosexual. Having unwanted same sex attractions could be perceived as being more about feelings, thoughts or emotions than behaviour or who you are oriented to fall in love with.
Professional care for unwanted same-sex attraction: What does the research say?
In recent years, national and international medical and mental-health associations typically have emphasized the potential harmfulness of professional care for unwanted same-sex attraction SSA or homosexuality and behavior. This paper was written as a response to the present situation in the UK. Recommendations to promote scientific integrity in the conduct and reporting of relevant research are offered. Lay Summary: There has been a lot of controversy about the potential harmfulness of professional care for unwanted same-sex attraction and behavior SSA or homosexuality. This paper reviews the ethics of all medical and mental health professionals to avoid harm and do good; discusses the known potential for harm when using any mental health treatment for any problem; clarifies steps taken to promote ethical professional care for unwanted SSA; notes the injustice and possible biases of those who warn about the potential for harm of psychotherapy for unwanted SSA; and documents that the research said to show this harmfulness, in the research authors own words, does not do so. This information came to our attention when reading a professional statement by the UK's Association of Christian Counsellors ACC and a news report of this statement in The Guardian Strudwick
It would be like handing a newborn baby a list of all the things he will have to learn in the next five years: everything from learning to turn over, learning to walk, becoming potty-trained, learning to talk, discovering hes not a part of his mommy, learning how to obey, getting ready to read, going to school. This is the big picture of how to walk out the goal of recovery. Allow us to encourage you to continually ask the Lord, What one thing do You want me to do next? Accept that its not going to be easy. Change that challenges our known comfort zone is difficult and painful.
Bringing together a Judeo-Christian anthropology with biological and psychodynamic theories of human development and sexuality, psychologist Joseph Nicolosi details the … read more. Their right to access, and the … read more. Belfast Premiere … read more.