Posted: 04 June 2011 at 2:13am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Darklord_Rehan
NARTH can cure homosexuality. eh?
Position of professional organizations on sexual orientation change efforts
Main Article: Sexual orientation change efforts
In 2009 anAmerican Psychological Association research summary --
According to Psychiatric
survey in the journal Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality showed that 69 percent of
psychiatrists disagreed with the vote, and still considere d homosexuality a disorder. Bayer
remarks that the APA:
American Psychological Association'which is three times larger than the
APA' voted to follow suit, and soon the National Association of Social Workers did likewise.
The seventh printing of the DSM in 1974 placed a special note that announced that the
APA had "voted to eliminate Homosexuality per se as a mental disorder and to substitute
therefor (sic) a new category titled Sexual Orientation Disturbance."
VOTING= POLITICS(US lobby)
The new entry read as
302.0 Sexual Orientation Disturbance [Homosexuality]
This is for individuals whose sexual interests are directed primarily toward people of the
same-sex and who are either disturbed by, in conflict with, or wish to change their sexual
orientation. This diagnostic category is distinguished f rom homosexuality, which by itself,does not constitute a psychiatric disorder. Homosexuality per se is one form of sexual
behavior, and with other forms of sexual behavior which are not by themselves
psychiatric disorders, are not listed in this nomenclature.
Homosexuality is an issue that has often been mishandled by therapists due to misinformation on the topic. Although not supported by the research, many therapists believe that homosexuality is solely biological in nature, and therefore unchangeable. Yet despite ongoing efforts, researchers have not discovered a biological basis for same-sex attractions. In fact, many researchers hypothesize that a homosexual orientation stems from a combination of biological and environmental factors.
Genes + Brain Wiring + Prenatal Hormonal Environment = Temperament
Parents + Peers + Experiences = Environment
Temperament + Environment = Homosexual Orientation
by Julie Harren, Ph.D., LMFT
Edited by Believe - 04 June 2011 at 2:49am