American University Law Review. Neurology Today. February 2, Psychoanalysis started to receive recognition in the United States inwhen Sigmund Freud delivered a series of lectures at Clark University in Massachusetts at the invitation of G. If you happen to be young, religious or vulnerable, therein lies the danger.
Mark Yarhouse, of Pat Robertson 's Regent Universitywrote that "psychologists have an ethical responsibility to allow individuals to pursue treatment aimed at curbing experiences of same-sex attraction or modifying same-sex behaviors, not only because it affirms the client's rights to dignity, autonomy, and agency, as persons presumed capable of freely choosing among treatment modalities and behavior, but also because it demonstrates regard for diversity".
Mayerson and Lief's "Psychotherapy of homosexuals: A follow-up study of nineteen cases", published inreported that half of its 19 subjects were exclusively heterosexual based Living Hope Ministries that advocated for gay conversion therapy behavior four and a half years after treatment, but its outcomes were based on patient self-report and had no external validation.
However, "it is of primary importance to respect a client's autonomy to request a referral for a service not offered by a counselor". He confided in a senior member of the church, who prayed for his deliverance and tried to cast out his demons.
Australian Psychological Society. Furthermore, so-called treatments of homosexuality can create a setting in which prejudice and discrimination flourish, and they can be potentially harmful. The APS also strongly opposes any approach to psychological practice or research that attempts to change an individual's sexual orientation.
Around the world Intersex rights Transgender rights movement. In Decembera Beijing court ruled in favor of a gay man in a case against a conversion therapy clinic. Bergler confronted Kinsey because Kinsey thwarted the possibility of cure by presenting homosexuality as an acceptable way of life, which was the basis of the gay rights activism of the time.
Taiwan News. In , the Apple app store removed a different conversion therapy app hosted by the now-defunct Christian group Exodus International. Haldeman discusses other psychoanalytic studies of attempts to change homosexuality.