Aug 05, 2009

Therapy to "Cure" Gayness Repudiated by APA

Today the American Psychological Association resolved, by a vote of 125-4, that mental health professionals should not advise clients that homosexuality can be "cured" through therapy or other treatments.

The vote of the governing council to the 150,000 member association was based on a new APA report that in turn relied on extensive evidence that so-called "reparative therapy" not only doesn't work, but is often the cause of serious harm, including suicidal tendencies and depression, according to a lengthy AP story issued this afternoon.

About time. And can we find out who the therapists who voted against the resolution are, so we can be sure to stay away?