There is, however, evidence that this type of therapy can be destructive". But Ms Baldock says Christian churches refused to recognise same-sex attraction as an acceptable form of human behaviour. Inthe Swiss Federal Council wrote in response to a parliamentary interpellation that in its view, conversion therapies are "ineffective and cause significant suffering to young people subject to them", and would constitute a breach of professional duties on the part of any care professional undertaking them. Critics argued that it was a result of pressure from gay activists, and demanded a referendum among voting members of the Association. Nevertheless, advocates and proponents do provide anecdotal reports of people who claim some degree of success in becoming heterosexual. Log in No account? So, when they told me to sit still in the chair I did it.
They also include homophobic and transphobic treatment paradigms, for example, pathologising LGBTI identity as a symptom of mental ill-health and using conversion therapies for same-sex attracted people also known as reparative therapy.
Counselors who do offer training in conversion therapy must inform students that the techniques are unproven. The term "reparative therapy" has been used as a synonym for conversion therapy generally, but according to Jack Drescher it properly refers to a specific kind of therapy associated with the psychologists Elizabeth Moberly and Joseph Nicolosi. This study confirms the role of ECT as a relatively safe and effective treatment, which may be lifesaving in selected depressed older patients. I sat on the edge of a cliff and willed myself to lean forward and fall. Archived from the original on April 23, Lyn Duff's petition to leave her mother was granted without court opinion. United States in a new push to ban conversion therapy 1:
Subsequently, legal challenges against New Jersey 's and California's conversion therapy ban were filed. A Russian citizen "had been apprehended by the Russian militia, registered at a clinic as a 'suspected lesbian', and forced to undergo treatment for lesbianism, such as 'sedative drugs' and hypnosis. In a certain number of cases we succeed in developing the blighted germs of heterosexual tendencies, which are present in every homosexual; in the majority of cases it is no more possible. After reports of a Liverpool church starving individuals for three days as a means to "cure" their homosexuality, the Church of England announced it considers conversion therapy "fundamentally wrong" and demanded the Government ban it. Conversion therapy has been banned in the autonomous communities of Murcia since Madrid since Valencia since and Andalusia since