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kpsmith said...

The innate controversy with this topic notwithstanding, the anti-reparative therapy comments posted to this article seem to me to be defensive, emotional, and ill-informed as to much of the current research. Also, the pro-reparative crowd is naive to think that any and all gay men can or want to be "converted". Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, in his extensive work with gays, clearly describes certain parameters that preclude reparative therapy's effectiveness. There is no valid research that I have found that supports a genetic determinant for homosexuality, merely a possible predisposition. Like all behaviors, gay behavior likely has a "learned" component. But the real isse is that we haven't subjected reparative therapy to the rigorous research treatments that we afford other theoretical approaches.Organizations such as the APA who pander to political correctness extremists cannot always be counted on to render objective scientific guidance. Good solid research is needed from academia and practitioners, regardless of the implications of the results, and counselors need to respond accordingly.

January 14, 2009 at 7:05 p.m.

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