Rep. Evan Low’s decision to drop AB 2943 shows there is a need for greater distinction between evidence-based therapies and therapies that seek to shame people out of homosexual attractions.
If the anti-conversion therapy argument relies on paid therapy as consumer fraud, the full spectrum of New Age services should be equally at issue.
The mere fact of an emerging consensus on the proposal that we rethink our national aversion to inpatient psychiatric care is profound, given the polarization of our time.
The problem is this: academics and lawyers don’t agree on what ‘sexual orientation’ actually is. The term is infamously ambiguous.
It is ostensibly a ban on gay and transgender ‘conversion therapy,’ but the bill’s vague and sweeping text could affect essentially every institution of every religion that affirms sexual complementarity.
Depression is not all-powerful and treatment is available, but to get help, you need to lean on the people around you and seek assistance from experienced professionals.
We over-parent our children in scheduling because we under-parent our children in sitting and talking. They’re still present in the house at 30 because they weren’t fully in our presence at 10.
The show ‘Invisibilia’ makes the case that we are more responsible for our emotions and responses than we typically care to believe.
In watching ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ you know for sure that the good guys will win at no cost to themselves or anyone who matters. That’s not a good movie. It’s cheap therapy.
A bill to ban ‘conversion therapy’ nationwide would bar American children unhappy with their bodies from access to therapy other than drastic bodily alteration.
The election of President Trump is not an excuse for mental health therapists to throw out their professional training and evidence-based research to collude with their patients.
I have learned a particularly effective strategy that many therapists also use to help clients work through their emotional and relationship struggles.
Perhaps Elle’s transgender father never fondled her because he desired to have a body like hers. I pray she had—and always will have—a loving and respectful home life. I didn’t.
The ladies’ mag Marie Claire has published an article about a ‘growing movement’ of mothers who wish their babies had never been born. These women need help, not child erasers.
Addicts need a disciplined process to reveal flawed thinking, acknowledge its effects, and then to set about a new approach to thinking and living that leads to a renewed life.
The ability to tell one’s story is an indispensable part of emotional health. That includes men and women who have suffered from abortion, who shouldn’t be silenced.
A December 2015 study shows no evidence of cross-gender brain in transgenders. What they did find suggests a link to mental disorders, which are in turn linked to suicide.
The White House is backing a move to end some psychotherapies for transgender children. This is risky and could lead to more suicides.
Immediately treating a transgender child as his opposite sex without addressing his underlying psychological needs will hurt him—probably forever.
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