NARTH: Professionals or Quacks?!

A lot of the ‘professionals’ that offer and stand by this kind of therapy aren’t licensed. Richard Cohen who is a member of NARTH (National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality) stated on the Rachel Maddow Show that he is not a licensed therapist and the American Counseling Association kicked him out, but this man has published countless books stating that homosexuality is based on things such as race, divorced parents, and bad relationships with parents, etc. This man is brainwashing families into thinking conversion therapy will change a person’s sexuality. The reality is that these kinds of methods can cause more pain than the professionals know. NARTH has also been discredited by major organizations, such as the American Psychiatric Association. Conversion therapy has also been proven to cause depression and suicide among gay teens, these methods are actually breaking these kids down. Conversion therapy is popular among teens who are confused about the way they are feeling. Therapists pray on these young teens and their parents by misinforming them about same sex attraction. As you can see conversion therapy isn’t the safest way to change a person. No one should have to live in fear of being touched, hugged, or even a simple handshake. I hope you spread the word, conversion therapy is not safe. Are you going to stand by and let these people damage your children with this nonsense? No one should have to change, we need to come together and accept one another.

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4 thoughts on “NARTH: Professionals or Quacks?!

  1. Well, yes. The problem is that they continue after these things are entirely clear. Even if it were possible to keep integrity and attempt conversion therapy in the 1960s, it is not possible now.

  2. NARTH and anyone associated with this organization can do irreparable harm.Their whole so-called therapy can in no way change anyone’s sexual orientation. There have been efforts to pass laws making any parental efforts to subject their child under age 18 to this ‘therapy’, illegal. Your post is excellent. It’s important that everyone, LGBT or not, learn about this.

    • thanks! i’m doing a paper on it for my english class! i agree more people need to be aware of this because they use the worst methods and i agree they can’t change anyone’s sexuality! thanks for commenting:)

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