Reparative Therapy Makeover Continues: What Does Mainstream Mean?

Facing challenges to reparative therapy, NARTH past president Julie Hamilton penned an article last week defending NARTH from charges that it is a reparative therapy organization that promotes odd techniquesIn this article, Hamilton wrote:NARTH represents licensed, ethical therapists who practice mainstream approaches to therapy in their offices. When we are talking about therapy, we are NOT referring to unorthodox approaches, nor are we referring to ministries, retreats, residential … [Read more...]

Reparative Therapy Makeover Continues: When Reparative Isn’t Reparative

Past president of the National Association for the Research and Therapy of Homosexuality is trying really hard to distance her organization from history and the organization's leaders. In an article posted on NARTH's website, Hamilton comments on her recent appearance on the Dr. Oz show (see my posts on that subject here and here) and makes a case that...the term “reparative” never referred to trying to “repair” someone. It was originally used to refer to the “Reparative Theory” that when a chi … [Read more...]

Unconditional Love Reparative Therapy Style

Yesterday on the Dr. Oz Show, Christopher Doyle and Julie Hamilton presented reparative therapy as one option for people with "unwanted same-sex attractions." They also portrayed their position as accepting of GLBT people and urged unconditional love in response to young people who experience attraction to the same sex. At one point, Doyle sounded angry and shouted from the audience that a panelist was misrepresenting his position on the subject of acceptance.Those opposing reparative … [Read more...]

Dr. Oz’s Reparative Therapy Adventure

You can watch what Dr. Oz puts on his website here.On the show, International Healing Foundation's Chris Doyle said what he does is mainstream therapy and he said IHF doesn't discourage gayness. This is astounding.  Let's remember what IHF does:IHF and other reparative therapists tell clients that their same sex attraction is due to abuse or trauma at the hands of the same sex parent. I have seen families literally ripped apart by this kind of "intervention." There is … [Read more...]

Reparative therapy subject of Dr. Oz Show

The Dr. Oz Show today will feature Chris Doyle from the International Healing Foundation, Julie Hamilton from NARTH and Rich Wyler from People Can Change arguing in favor of sexual orientation change efforts. You can see teasers for the show here. Others will take the alternative point of view as well and you can see some of their views at the Dr. Oz website.This show comes as Cohen's methods and allies at JONAH are being sued by the Southern Poverty Law Center for consumer fraud. … [Read more...]

NARTH rewards what it does

During the recent NARTH (National Association for the Research and Therapy of Homosexuality) conference in Phoenix, organization President Julie Hamilton gave an award to Michel Lizotte, a Canadian journalist. The award was given because Lizotte has been "clearly presenting the research and providing hope and help to those who are seeking such help" in Canada.I imagine other scientific groups give awards to non-scientists if they believe the recipient is doing a good job promoting the … [Read more...]

NARTH says Francis Collins is mistaken about his own work

Let's start at the beginning of this story.On April 4, 2007, Dean Byrd posted an article on the NARTH website titled, "'Homosexuality Is Not Hardwired,' Concludes Dr. Francis S. Collins, Head Of The Human Genome Project" In this article, Byrd quotes from Collins book, The Language of God, citing Collins views of the genetics and homosexuality. In it, Byrd wrote:As Dr. Collins would agree, environment can influence gene expression, and free will determines the response to whatever … [Read more...]

NARTH: We’re not anti-gay, we just have anti-gay speakers at our conference

Julie Hamilton says NARTH is not homophobic with a straight face.The reporter should have asked why they had non-researchers Michael Brown and Sharon Slater speak. … [Read more...]


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