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NARTH calls American Psychological Association action irresponsible!

January 15, 2010 By: Tom Coy Category: Clinical Science, Sexual Orientation Change Efforts

by Thomas Coy

The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) accused the American Psychological Association (APA) of irresponsibility for adopting a resolution that urges licensed medical health providers to “Avoid Telling Clients They Can Change from Gay to Straight.” NARTH pointed out that the six individuals on the Task Force that produced the resolution were “on record as opposing sexual orientation change efforts through psychotherapy” before they were appointed. The report produced from the bias Task Force “irresponsibly ignores fifty years of scientific and clinical evidence,” was “unscientific and lacks objectivity and impartiality” according to NARTH’s professional viewpoint. (more…)