Friday, 24 April 2009

Doctors criticise Anglican Mainstream conference on 'gay treatment'

Plans to promote medical treatment for homosexuality at a religious conference have been criticised by doctors.

The event will hear from prominent American psychologist Dr Joseph Nicolosi who said he had helped many people to become heterosexual.

But the Royal College of Psychiatrists said there was no supporting evidence and such treatment could be damaging.

The two-day conference being held in central London has been organised by the church group Anglican Mainstream.

Dr Nicolosi said he had been helping people to "increase their heterosexual potential" for 25 years, and put his success rate among men at about two out of three.

He said he was offering a choice for people who were unhappy being gay. Read more

Full details of the Conference may be seen here.

Sex and the City

A Judaeo - Christian conference for all

With Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D. (NARTH)

author of Shame, Homosexuality and the Practical Work of ReparativeTherapy (IVP, to be released April 2009)

Jeffrey Satinover, M.D., Ph.D. author of Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth

Arthur Goldberg, J.D. author of the just-released Light in the Closet:Torah, Homosexuality, and the Power to Change, with others.

Friday and Saturday, 24th and 25th April, 2009, 9:30 am - 5:30pm
Central London venue

COST £30/day, £50/both days (including morning coffee and afternoon tea), drinks reception/panel discussion Friday evening, 6.30- 8.30 pm, materials and registration


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Donald said...

Choose your authority figures wisely:

"Wayne Besen: Dr. Diamond has a message for NARTH’s co-founder, Dr. Nicolosi, for distorting her work.

Dr. Lisa Diamond: Dr. Nicolosi, you know exactly what you’re doing. I have been more than explicit in my work about what constitutes a misuse of my findings, what conclusions can and cannot be drawn from my research. So there’s no chance that this is a misunderstanding, or simply a different scientific interpretation of the data, that’s simply not possible. This is a willful misuse and distortion of my research. Not an academic disagreement, not a slight shading of the truth, it’s willful distortion. And it’s illegitimate, and it’s irresponsible, and you know that, and you should stop."