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Author Kantor, Martin.

Title Why a gay person can't be made un-gay : the truth about reparative therapies / Martin Kantor, MD.

Publication Info. Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2015]


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Description xvii, 252 pages ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-245) and index.
Contents Part I. Description. An historical overview -- Problems with research studies -- Outcome -- Ethical, moral, and practical considerations/on banning reparative therapy -- Harm -- The role played by religion and religious beliefs -- Personal problems of reparative therapists/homophobia -- Cognitive errors (erroneous beliefs) of reparative therapists -- Positive aspects of reparative therapy -- Part II. Theory. Speculative causal theories -- Part III. Therapy. Obtaining informed consent -- Destructive therapeutic mindsets -- Reparative therapeutic mantras -- Serendipitous positive effects/unintended positive consequences -- Therapeutic errors -- Diverse therapeutic approaches to SOCE -- Therapy for children and adolescents -- Affirmative therapy -- Treating compulsive homosexuality -- Treating self-homophobia (ego-dystonic homosexuality) -- Parental issues.
Summary This study explores the history of reparative therapy, describes the findings of major research studies, and discusses outcome studies and ethical and moral considerations. The author identifies the harm that can result from reparative therapy, exposes the religious underpinnings of the process, and addresses the cognitive errors reparative theory practitioners make while also recognizing some positive features of this mode of treatment.
Subject Homosexuality -- Treatment -- Evaluation.
Sexual reorientation programs -- Evaluation.
Gays -- Mental health services -- Evaluation.
Homosexuality -- psychology.
Psychoanalytic Therapy -- methods.
Sexual Behavior -- psychology.
ISBN 9781440830747 (alk. paper)
1440830746 (alk. paper)
9781440830754 (ebook)
1440830754 (ebook)

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