Conversion therapist: Lawsuit won't stop us

Nov 29, 2012 Full story: WTAE-TV Pittsburgh 8

The conversion therapy center being sued by gay men who paid the counselors to make them straight vowed it would continue to "assist those with unwanted same-sex attractions." "The lawsuit is without merit, and is designed to create a chilling effect upon speech and programs that assist people in overcoming unwanted same-sex attractions," a ... (more)

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Since: Apr 08

Chagrin Falls, OH

#2 Nov 29, 2012
Austin wrote:
Every peer reviewed scientific study on the subject proves the therapy effective.
If you repeat a lie often enough, it is still a lie.

Since: Oct 10

San Francisco

#3 Nov 29, 2012
Austin wrote:
Every peer reviewed scientific study on the subject proves the therapy effective.
You don't really know what the terms "peer-reviewed" and "scientific" mean, do you? If you did, you wouldn't make such an outrageously stupid claim.

If you're going to lie, at least try something that someone with an IQ over 80 might believe. With all the practice you have lying, you really should be better at it by now.
Frank Stanton

Omaha, NE

#5 Nov 29, 2012
i have sick sexual attraction to the opposite gender. wanna boom boom with them from time to time. i need this shit to stop. it's sick. is there a therapist for treating unwanted opposite boom boom sex attraction?

pathetic ameriKKKa.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#6 Nov 29, 2012
Frank Stanton wrote:
i have sick sexual attraction to the opposite gender. wanna boom boom with them from time to time. i need this shit to stop. it's sick. is there a therapist for treating unwanted opposite boom boom sex attraction?
pathetic ameriKKKa.
Hiya, Frank ! Nice to see you again. How's Nebraska ?

:)
hi hi

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Nov 29, 2012
Austin wrote:
Every peer reviewed scientific study on the subject proves the therapy effective.
Go help them out with their court case. Say this in court and then let the attorneys for the clients cross-examine you. I am almost certain you will have an experience you will *never* forget.

I can't wait for these lawsuits to go forward.

This is some of the nastiest *glee* I've felt toward liars like you in a long time. Finally, all this *horse shit* back-and-forth will be put to rest and this is going to COURT. Cannot wait.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#8 Nov 29, 2012
American Medical Association: "opposes, the use of "reparative" or "conversion" therapy that is based upon the assumption that homosexuality per se is a mental disorder or based upon the a priori assumption that the patient should change his/her homosexual orientation"
AMA Policy Regarding Sexual Orientation [AMA]

American Counseling Association Ethics Committee: Clients may ask for a specific treatment from a counseling professional because they have heard about it from either their religious community or from popular culture. A counselor, however, only provides treatment that is scientifically indicated to be effective or has a theoretical framework supported by the profession. Otherwise, counselors inform clients that the treatment is "unproven" or "developing" and provide an explanation of the "potential risks and ethical considerations of using such techniques/procedures and take steps to protect clients from possible harm" (Standard C.6.e., "Scientific Bases for Treatment Modalities").

Considering all the above deliberation, the ACA Ethics Committee strongly suggests that ethical professional counselors do not refer clients to someone who engages in conversion therapy or, if they do, to proceed cautiously only when they are certain that the referral counselor fully informs clients of the unproven nature of the treatment and the potential risks and takes steps to minimize harm to clients (also see Standard A.2.b., "Types of Information Needed"). This information also must be included in written informed consent material by those counselors who offer conversion therapy despite ACA's position and the Ethics Committee's statement in opposition to the treatment. To do otherwise violates the spirit and specifics of the ACA Code of Ethics.
Exploring ethical issues related to conversion or reparative therapy [ACA]

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#9 Nov 29, 2012
American Academy of Pediatrics: The terms reparative therapy and sexual orientation conversion therapy refer to counseling and psychotherapy aimed at eliminating or suppressing homosexuality. The most important fact about these “therapies” is that they are based on a view of homosexuality that has been rejected by all the major mental health professions. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,6 published by the American Psychiatric Association, which defines the standards of the field, does not include homosexuality. All other major health professional organizations have supported the American Psychiatric Association in its declassification of homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973. Thus, the idea that homosexuality is a mental disorder or that the emergence of same-sex attraction and orientation
among some adolescents is in any way abnormal or mentally unhealthy has no support among any mainstream health and mental health professional organizations.

The idea that homosexuality is a mental disorder or that the emergence of same-sex attraction and orientation among some adolescents is in any way abnormal or mentally unhealthy has no support among any mainstream health and mental health professional organizations.

Despite the general consensus of major medical, health, and mental health professions that both heterosexuality and homosexuality are normal expressions of human sexuality, efforts to change sexual orientation through therapy have been adopted by some political and religious organizations and aggressively promoted to the public. However, such efforts have serious potential to harm young people because they present the view that the sexual orientation of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth is a mental illness or disorder, and they often frame the inability to change one’s sexual orientation as a personal and moral failure.

Because of the aggressive promotion of efforts to change sexual orientation through therapy, a number of medical, health, and mental health professional organizations have issued public statements about the dangers of this approach. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Counseling Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the American School Counselor Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the National Association of Social Workers, together representing more than 480,000 mental health professionals, have all taken the position that homosexuality is not a mental disorder and thus is not something that needs to or can be “cured.”

The American Academy of Pediatrics advises youth that counseling may be helpful for you if you feel confused about your sexual identity. Avoid any treatments that claim to be able to change a person’s sexual orientation, or treatment ideas that see homosexuality as a sickness.
Just the Facts About Sexual Orientation and Youth [APP]

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Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#10 Nov 29, 2012
Horton wrote:
<quoted text> I think all queers should get repaired.
You fix them or something, R1? Gonna whip out that little penis of yours and shock them with laughter?

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