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  • Connecticut lawmakers consider banning day care from serving whole, 2% milk

    04/24/2014 4:34:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 24, 2014
    Milk—it does a body bad? Some Connecticut lawmakers seem to think so. The state legislature is considering a bill that would ban day care centers from serving whole milk or 2 percent milk to children. The move, according to the bill’s sponsors, is aimed at curbing childhood obesity—but opponents say the information is outdated. While the American Academy of Pediatrics put out a 2008 recommendation that children switch to low-fat milk after the age of 2 because they don’t need the fat content, others argue that the fat isn’t the dietary demon some claim. …
  • Stop Saying “That’s So Gay!”: 6 Types of Microaggressions That Harm LGBTQ People

    02/23/2014 9:11:47 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 109 replies
    Psychology Benefits Society ^ | February 7, 2014 | http://psychologybenefits.org/2014/02/07/anti-lgbt-microaggressions/
    (big time BARF ALERT!)When I was a little kid, I used to hear my brothers, cousins, and friends say things like “That’s so gay!” on a pretty regular basis. I would usually laugh along, hoping with all my might that they didn’t know my secret. My parents and other adults in my life would tell me things like “Boys don’t cry” or “Be a man!” which essentially was their way of telling me that being emotional was forbidden or a sign of weakness. When I was a teenager, there were a few boys at my high school who ridiculed me,...
  • How the Feds Plan to Use the APA, NSA and Obamacare to Get Your Guns

    01/07/2014 7:32:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | January 7, 2014 | Jim White
    I read an article recently, by Brandon Turbeville, about the Executive Actions Obama signed January 3 further limiting our gun rights, and it got me to thinking about the “Axis of Evil” which have now joined forces to disarm us. Although there are plenty of tertiary players, it’s mainly Obamacare, NSA and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) who make up this merry collaboration of oppressors. Although Mr. Turbeville covered the idea of using mental disorders to disarm the population in his article, I wanted to dig deeper and further illustrate how all of the elements are in place now to...
  • Pedophilia the next 'sexual-rights' revolution? (...LGBT argument to 'minor-attracted persons')

    01/03/2014 9:35:53 AM PST · by Perseverando · 78 replies
    WND ^ | January 02, 2014 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – The underlying assumption that has led to the increasing legitimization of same-sex marriage is now fueling a growing effort in academic circles to mainstream pedophilia. Once considered taboo, psychologists are beginning to walk down the same path LGBT activists established more than 50 years ago, insisting that pedophilia is an inborn “sexual orientation,” not a learned sexual behavior. If people are born with a sexual attraction to minors, the argument goes, their “orientation” should be accepted as normative and not stigmatized. James Cantor, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in the Law and Mental Health Program at the...
  • Normalizing pedophilia: Abolishing the age of consent

    11/13/2013 6:57:44 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 37 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11-12-13 | Jacqueline Laing
    After certain press criticism and a productive online backlash in the blogosphere, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) is performing a gratifying volte-face in its use of the term sexual "orientation" for paedophilia. In its fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the APA has distinguished between paedophilic disorder and paedophilic orientation. Paedophilia-advocacy groups, like B4U-ACT, a grassroots lobby group, have long seen the declassification of paedophilia to the status of an "orientation" for “minor-attracted persons" (MAPs) to be a necessary means to their ends. The North American Man-Boy Love Association (and numerous international affiliates advocating...
  • APA: Classifying pedophilia as a ‘sexual orientation’ was an ‘error’

    11/05/2013 3:55:20 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 44 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11-4-13 | LifeSiteNews.com
    After a national backlash from social conservatives, the American Psychiatric Association (ASA) has dropped its designation of pedophilia as a “sexual orientation.” In May, the APA released the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). In this document, the first new edition in 10 years, the APA described pedophilia as a sexual “orientation.” The classification went largely unnoticed until last month, when the NeonTommy blog of the Annenberg Digital News at the University of Southern California published a blog post critical of the terminology. Social conservatives said calling pedophilia an “orientation” was a step towards...
  • American Psychiatric Association Reclassifies Pedophilia, Backtracks

    11/02/2013 6:08:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/2/2013 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    The American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) decision to once again reclassify pedophilia has led to further concerns that the professional organization is attempting to legitimize the disorder, paving the way for its defense and the recommendation of removal of age-of-consent laws.In a press release Friday, Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit organization that promotes the causes of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life, and the family observed that in its newly published Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), APA “changed the classification of pedophilia from a ‘disorder’ to a ‘sexual orientation,’ but, following the public outcry, APA released...
  • Why Science Doesn’t Support Orientation-Change Bans

    09/04/2013 8:02:39 AM PDT · by rhema · 34 replies
    First Things ^ | September 4, 2013 | Peter Sprigg
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently signed Assembly Bill 3371, which forbids licensed professional counselors in the state to “engage in sexual orientation change efforts with a person under 18 years of age.” Christie indicated that in signing the bill, he was accepting the professional expertise of the American Psychological Association. It is true that the APA has been highly critical of “sexual reorientation therapy” or “sexual orientation change efforts.” It is unfortunate that both the legislature and the governor failed to recognize, however, that even professional organizations can fall prey to political pressure and ideological bias—as has certainly been...
  • OPEN THE FLOODGATES: Pedophiles Arguing Their Sexual Orientation is No Different than Homosexuals

    07/23/2013 8:33:00 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 80 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 7-23-13 | Clash Daily
    Using the same tactics used by "gay" rights activists, pedophiles have begun to seek similar status arguing their desire for children is a sexual orientation no different than heterosexual or homosexual.
  • YOU ARE CRAZY: New Psychiatric Guidelines Target Hoarding...and a Host of Other “Illnesses”

    05/23/2013 8:50:54 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 98 replies
    SHTFPlan.com ^ | 21 MAY 2013 | Mac Slavo
    It’s not a stretch to suggest that Americans are over medicated. In 2011 doctors across the nation wrote an astounding four billion medical prescriptions, amounting to an average of 13 prescriptions for every man, woman and child in the United States. In the next few weeks the American Psychiatric Associations is releasing their updated fifth version their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5); the so-called ‘bible’ of psychiatric diagnoses. The new manual promises to take mental illness and the use of prescription drugs to a whole new level. You may not be considered “crazy” or “mentally ill” today,...
  • How Psychiatry Went Crazy: The "bible" of psychiatric diagnosis shapes—and deforms—both treatment...

    05/18/2013 12:33:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 76 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 17, 2013 | CAROL TAVRIS
    The "bible" of psychiatric diagnosis shapes—and deforms—both treatment and policy... --snip-- The DSM-III (1980) was an effort to jettison outdated theories and terms such as "neurosis" and replace them with an objective list of disorders with agreed-upon symptoms. The DSM-IIIR (1987) was 567 pages and included nearly 300 disorders. The DSM-IV (1994, slightly revised in 2000) was 900 pages and contained nearly 400 disorders. The new DSM-5, with its modernized Arabic number, is 947 pages. It contains, along with serious mental illnesses, "binge-eating disorder" (whose symptoms include "eating when not feeling physically hungry"), "caffeine intoxication," "parent-child relational problem" and my...
  • NIMH Delivers A Kill Shot To DSM-5

    05/04/2013 5:48:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Science 2.0 ^ | May 3rd 2013 | Hank Campbell
    The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is distancing itself from the the American Psychiatric Association and its upcoming Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). While they acknowledge that the goal of DSM "is to provide a common language for describing psychopathology" they are no longer convinced that approach has value if we are going to solve 21st century cognitive science problems.  It is, paraphrasing the statement  of Thomas R. Insel, M.D., Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, more of a dictionary than a manual.  He uses the term "Bible" instead of 'manual' but I would...
  • Abnormal Is the New Normal: Why will half of the U.S. population have a diagnosable mental disorder?

    04/15/2013 8:28:25 AM PDT · by neverdem · 120 replies
    Slate ^ | April 12, 2013 | Robin S. Rosenberg
    Although fewer than 6 percent of American adults will have a severe mental illness in a given year, according to a 2005 study, many more—more than a quarter each year—will have some diagnosable mental disorder. That’s a lot of people. Almost 50 percent of Americans (46.4 percent to be exact) will have a diagnosable mental illness in their lifetimes, based on the previous edition, the DSM-IV. And the new manual will likely make it even "easier" to get a diagnosis. If we think of having a diagnosable mental illness as being under a tent, the tent seems pretty big. Huge,...
  • Former APA Pres. Dr. Cummings Discusses Gay Change,Epigenetics,Neutrinos,& Political Correctness

    03/15/2013 10:43:49 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 2 replies
    RPVNetwork ^ | March 15, 2013 | F.R Newbrough
    Former APA Pres. Dr. Nicolas Cummings Discusses Gay Change, Epigenetics, Neutrinos, & Political Correctness. - RPVNetwork
  • Psychiatrists to brand grief lasting longer than two weeks a mental illness

    02/23/2013 10:54:26 AM PST · by Drew68 · 160 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 22 Feb 13 | Clifford Fram
    THE grieving process is in danger of being branded a medical condition if a mourner feels sad for more than two weeks and consults a GP, according to an international authority on death and dying. At present, mourners can feel sad for two months before being told they have a mental disorder, says Professor Dale Larson. Decades ago, a diagnosis could be made after a year.In a keynote address at an Australian Psychological Society conference in Melbourne on Saturday, Prof Larson will express his anger about the American Psychiatric Association's new diagnostic manual, DSM 5, which is used in many...
  • Mental Health Organizations: Political Slaves of the Homosexual Movement

    02/08/2013 12:34:40 PM PST · by fwdude · 18 replies
    rethinkingtheology ^ | January 19, 2013 | James R. Aist
    ”It was never a medical decision — and that’s why I think the action came so fast… It was a political move.” “That’s how far we’ve come in ten years. Now we even have the American Psychiatric Association running scared.” — Barbara Gittings, Pro-homosexual Activist Introduction Homosexuality advocates like to appeal to position statements published by American mental health organizations to fortify their bogus claims concerning homosexuality issues. One would expect such professional groups to be a reliable source of unbiased information on such matters and that their official positions would be based on the most up-to-date and scientifically sound...
  • Text of Divisive Psychiatric Manual Finalized

    12/03/2012 5:40:23 PM PST · by neverdem · 38 replies
    ScienceInsider ^ | 3 December 2012 | Greg Miller
    Enlarge Image On Saturday, the board of trustees of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) voted to approve the final text of the DSM-5, the next revision to the leading manual for diagnosing mental illness. The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which originated in 1952, will be released next May at the APA's annual meeting in San Francisco. The revision process leading to DSM-5 began in 1999, and APA says it consulted more than 1500 experts in 39 countries in updating the criteria for diagnosing hundreds of psychiatric conditions. It has been a bumpy...
  • Former APA President Says of APA today "Political Correctness Rules, Not Science"

    06/10/2012 8:18:51 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 16 replies
    http://www.rpvnetwork.org ^ | June 10, 2012 | F.R. Newbrough
    Former APA President Says of APA today "Political Correctness Rules, Not Science" - RPVNetwork
  • Former president of APA says organization (now) controlled by ‘gay rights’ movement

    06/05/2012 3:13:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 6, 2012 | MATTHEW CULLINAN HOFFMAN
    Dr. Nicholas Cummings June 6, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A former president of the American Psychological Association (APA), who also introduced the motion to declassify homosexuality as a mental illness in 1975, says that the APA has been taken over by “ultraliberals” beholden to the “gay rights movement,” who refuse to allow an open debate on reparative therapy for homosexuality. Dr. Nicholas Cummings was President of the APA from 1979 to 1980, and also served as a member of the organization’s Council of Representatives. He served for years as Chief of Mental Health with the Kaiser-Permanente Health Maintenance Organization, and is...
  • California may ban gay teen 'conversion' therapy

    05/21/2012 11:28:23 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 12 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 8, 2012 | Hannah Dreier
    SACRAMENTO, Calif.—A first-of-its-kind ban on a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay people straight is speeding through the California statehouse. Supporters say the legislation, which passed its final Senate committee Tuesday, is necessary because such treatments are ineffective and harmful.
  • Pedophiles want same rights as homosexuals

    10/16/2011 1:30:18 AM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 86 replies
    Greeley Gazette ^ | 15 October, 2011 | Jack Minor
    Claim unfair to be stigmatized for sexual orientation by Jack Minor – Using the same tactics used by “gay” rights activists, pedophiles have begun to seek similar status arguing their desire for children is a sexual orientation no different than heterosexual or homosexuals. Critics of the homosexual lifestyle have long claimed that once it became acceptable to identify homosexuality as simply an “alternative lifestyle” or sexual orientation, logically nothing would be off limits. “Gay” advocates have taken offense at such a position insisting this would never happen. However, psychiatrists are now beginning to advocate redefining pedophilia in the same way...
  • Why are we surprised with the push for ‘pedophile rights’?

    08/31/2011 3:37:59 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 32 replies
    LifeSitenews.com ^ | Wed., Aug. 31, 2011 | Dr. Michael L. Brown
    August 31, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Many Americans have been shocked by reports about a recent pro-pedophilia conference in Baltimore in which psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, representing institutions like Harvard and Johns Hopkins, sought to present pedophilia in a sympathetic and even positive light. But why should this surprise us? Academic articles in scholarly journals have been presenting pedophilia in a sympathetic light for years, and, as Matthew Cullinan Hoffman noted, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released a report in 1998 “claiming that the ‘negative potential’ of adult sex with children was ‘overstated’ and that ‘the vast majority of...
  • Why Are We Surprised With the Push for 'Pedophile Rights'

    08/26/2011 3:31:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2011 | Michael Brown
    Many Americans have been shocked by reports about a recent pro-pedophilia conference in Baltimore in which psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, representing institutions like Harvard and Johns Hopkins, sought to present pedophilia in a sympathetic and even positive light. But why should this surprise us? Academic articles in scholarly journals have been presenting pedophilia in a sympathetic light for years, and, as Matthew Cullinan Hoffman noted, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released a report in 1998 “claiming that the ‘negative potential’ of adult sex with children was ‘overstated’ and that ‘the vast majority of both men and women reported...
  • Mental health group B4U-Act looks to remove stigma from paedophilia

    08/24/2011 9:33:39 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 17 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | August 25, 2011 | Fox news
    The organisation, which calls itself B4U-Act, is lobbying for changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, the guideline of standards on mental health that is put together by the American Psychiatric Association, FOXNews.com said. The group says its mission is to help paedophiles before they create a crisis, and to do so by offering a less critical view of the disorder. "Stigmatising and stereotyping minor-attracted people inflames the fears of minor-attracted people, mental health professionals and the public, without contributing to an understanding of minor-attracted people or the issue of child sexual abuse," reads the...
  • Group of psychiatrists wants to redefine pedophilia to promote tolerance

    When I wrote about an objectionable spread of photographs in Paris Vogue – a spread that featured 10-year-old fashion model Thylane Blondeau styled in provocative ways — I fretted that such a magazine feature might, in some way, normalize the concept of sexual attraction to minors: "It’s often said, but bears repeating, that the TV, magazine and advertising images we absorb train our minds as to what is considered attractive — and, yes, specifically sexually attractive — in our culture. So, what does a magazine feature like this say? That it’s OK, even encouraged, to look at a child in...
  • Psychiatrists seek to destigmatize adult-child sex

    08/23/2011 6:31:21 AM PDT · by jimluke01 · 15 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 08/23/20011 | Bob Unruh
    While a highly controversial campaign featuring doctors and psychiatrists seeks to normalize sexual activity between adults and children of almost any age, the principal expert investigator for a U.S. Justice Department study on child sex abuse warns that the pedophilia advocates are using the same strategy that was successfully employed to make homosexuality a classroom subject for small children in the nation's public schools. Dr. Judith Reisman recently attended a symposium held by the "minor-attracted people" advocacy group B4U-ACT to disseminate "accurate information" on the position that pedophilia is just one more alternative sexual orientation. "If a foreign country came...
  • ‘TIME TO NORMALIZE PEDOPHILIA': Firsthand Report on B4U-ACT Conference

    08/23/2011 7:10:06 AM PDT · by jimluke01 · 42 replies
    Dakota Voice ^ | 08/22/2011 | Matt Barber
    Lynchburg, VA – On Wednesday, August 17, Matt Barber, Vice President of Liberty Counsel Action, and Dr. Judith Reisman, a visiting law professor with Liberty University School of Law, attended a Baltimore, MD conference hosted by the pedophile group B4U-ACT. Around 50 individuals were in attendance including a number of admitted pedophiles – or “Minor-Attracted Persons” as they prefer to be identified – as well as several supportive mental health professionals. World renowned “sexologist,” Dr. Fred Berlin of Johns Hopkins University gave the keynote address, saying: “I want to completely support the goal of B4U-ACT.” Highlights of the conference: •...
  • Report: APA wants to destigmatize pedophilia

    08/22/2011 6:23:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    One News Now ^ | August 19, 2011 | Charlie Butts
    Several well-known researchers recently made unexpected arguments on pedophilia at an academic conference in Baltimore. Liberty Counsel Action's Matt Barber attended the conference and says he felt he was on a different planet, as the presenting professionals aimed to remove pedophilia from the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). That would mean that pedophilia would no longer be considered a mental disorder. "The entire focus of the event was on the victimhood of the pedophile," Barber accounts. There was "very little concern for the children who are the victims of these individuals when they...
  • Conference aims to normalize pedophilia

    08/15/2011 9:14:56 AM PDT · by freespirited · 74 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/15/11 | John Rossomando
    If a small group of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals have their way at a conference this week, pedophiles themselves could play a role in removing pedophilia from the American Psychiatric Association’s bible of mental illnesses — the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), set to undergo a significant revision by 2013. Critics warn that their success could lead to the decriminalization of pedophilia. The August 17 Baltimore conference is sponsored by B4U-ACT, a group of pro-pedophile mental health professionals and sympathetic activists. According to the conference brochure, the event will examine “ways in which minor-attracted persons...
  • American Psychological Association supports same-sex ‘marriage’ 157-0

    08/08/2011 12:36:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 49 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/8/11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 8, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The American Psychological Association (APA) has re-affirmed its support for same-sex “marriage” for the eighth consecutive year, this time with a more strongly-worded statement. On the eve of this year’s annual convention, the association’s policymaking body supported same-sex “marriage” unanimously in a 157-0 vote. The APA has backed “marriage” for homosexual couples since 2004, and marriage-like benefits since 1997, and now calls itself “a strong advocate for full equal rights for LGBT people for nearly 35 years.” This year’s resolution is the first new wording of the association’s position since 2004, and includes...
  • Charitable Status Revoked from New Zealand Homosexual Reorientation Group

    08/31/2010 2:25:30 PM PDT · by topher · 3 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 31, 2010 | By Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    Tuesday August 31, 2010 Charitable Status Revoked from New Zealand Homosexual Reorientation Group By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiWELLINGTON, August 31, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The New Zealand affiliate of U.S.-based Exodus Global Alliance has had its charity status revoked by the NZ Charities Commission.Exodus is a Christian organization that says it is dedicated to equipping agencies and individuals to communicate the message of “freedom from homosexuality.”   The NZ Exodus Ministries Trust Board has had charitable status for more than ten years. However, the status was removed by the government's Charities Commission in a decision dated August 18, as part of a...
  • New study challenges stereotypes of adolescent sex offenders

    07/19/2010 10:50:26 AM PDT · by decimon · 6 replies
    American Psychological Association ^ | July 19, 2010 | Unknown
    Analysis shows need for increased focus on sexuality, not social skills, in study and treatment of young sex offendersWASHINGTON – Adolescent sex offenders are often stereotyped and treated as socially inept, but new research negates this image, finding that they are more likely to be characterized by atypical sexual interests -- such as desire for prepubescent children, coercive sex with peers and adults, and exposing their genitals to strangers. Adolescent sex offenders are also more likely to have a history of sexual abuse themselves, been exposed to sexual violence in their families, and experienced early exposure to sex or pornography....
  • Major Revisions to Psychiatric Definitions Stir Debate

    04/18/2010 9:58:03 AM PDT · by decimon · 19 replies · 681+ views
    Live Science ^ | Apr 18, 2010 | Stephanie Pappas
    The way psychiatrists describe childhood mood swings, gender identity, autism and dozens of mental health disorders could soon change drastically. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is in the midst of massive revisions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, better known as the DSM. This tome is the repository of diagnostic criteria for everything from schizophrenia to insomnia. The implications are far-reaching, from how a disorder is named and so how it's viewed by the public to whether treatment for the disorder gets covered by health insurance. For instance, the controversy over the naming and inclusion of gender-identity...
  • Disorder Out of Chaos (The American Psychiatric Association wants to drop Asperger’s syndrome.)

    02/13/2010 4:28:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 52 replies · 1,499+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 10, 2010 | ROY RICHARD GRINKER
    IF you ask my daughter, Isabel, what autism means to her, she won’t say that it is a condition marked by impaired social communication and repetitive behaviors. She will say that her autism makes her a good artist, helps her to relate to animals and gives her perfect pitch. The stigma of autism is fading fast. One reason is that we now understand that autism is a spectrum with an enormous range. Some people with autism are nonverbal with profound cognitive disabilities, while others are accomplished professionals. Many people with milder symptoms of autism have, for the past 20 years...
  • The New Face of Psychiatry

    10/13/2009 6:59:23 AM PDT · by FromLori · 14 replies · 821+ views
    To ensure that psychiatry “permeate every educational activity of national life” and “infiltrate the professional and social activities of [all] people” was a global goal that originated with British Brigadier General Dr. John Rawlings Rees in a 1940 speech to the National Council for Mental Hygiene. He ended on an ominous note: “Though our knowledge be incomplete … I think we must imitate the Totalitarians and organize some kind of fifth column activity.” Canadian colleague Dr. Brock Chisholm chimed in with sinister comments of his own at the close of the war in 1946, in a speech to the World...
  • Where’s the Science? The Sorry State of Psychotherapy

    10/04/2009 9:35:34 AM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 58 replies · 2,393+ views
    Association for Psychological Science ^ | 10/02/09 | Timothy Baker, Richard McFall, Varda Shoham
    The prevalence of mental health disorders in this country has nearly doubled in the past 20 years. Who is treating all of these patients? Clinical psychologists and therapists are charged with the task, but many are falling short by using methods that are out of date and lack scientific rigor. This is in part because many of the training programs—especially some Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) programs and for-profit training centers—are not grounded in science. A new report in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, by a panel of distinguished clinical scientists—Timothy Baker...
  • Appalled by ‘The’ Psychological Association

    09/04/2009 10:11:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 1,489+ views
    nc register ^ | September 4, 2009 | Father Benedict Groeschel
    As a member of the American Psychological Association for 36 years, I am filled with indignation at the recent statement of the APA that deems it “inappropriate” for therapists to treat homosexual clients. Such therapy is called reparative therapy and has as its goal the establishment of a heterosexual orientation in place of a homosexual one. This statement of the APA has been issued despite the fact that there are a number of outstanding members of that organization, including two past presidents, who have strongly supported reparative treatment.Issued in August, “Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation” advises treatments that “increase...
  • The Psychological Profession and Homosexuality: Lunatics Running the Asylum?

    08/17/2009 10:05:05 AM PDT · by Pope Pius XII · 14 replies · 1,071+ views
    Lifesitenews ^ | August 14, 2009 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    A man goes to a psychologist with a problem. "Doctor," he says, "I'm suffering terribly. I feel like a woman trapped inside the body of a man. I want to become a woman." The psychologist responds: "No problem. We can discuss this idea for a couple of years, and if you're still sure you want to be a woman, we can have a surgeon remove your penis, give you hormones for breast enlargement and make other changes to your body. Problem solved." Gratified, the first patient leaves, followed by a second. "Doctor," he says, "I feel terrible. I'm a man...
  • Report criticizes 'cure' for gays (Authored by gay activists but Narth Allowed to Participate)

    08/14/2009 7:24:01 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 7 replies · 642+ views
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | August 7, 2009 | Julia Duin
    The report was compiled by a six-member task force that admitted to a built-in bias that "same-sex sexual attractions, behavior and orientations per se are normal and positive variants of human sexuality and are not indicators of either mental or developmental disorders." The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) said the task force was stacked with gay or gay-friendly activists who would naturally conclude that reparative therapy does not work. "No APA member who offers reorientation therapy was allowed to join the task force," said David Pruden, NARTH vice president. "In fact, one can make the case...
  • Groundbreaking Research on Sexual Orientation Change to Be Presented at APA Convention

    08/12/2009 8:55:35 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 33 replies · 1,258+ views
    http://www.ivpress.com ^ | Aug 2009 | Heather Mascarello
    Toronto, Canada — A chorus of voices in the professional world today proclaims that it is impossible to change sexual orientation, particularly homosexual orientation, and that the attempt to change sexual orientation is harmful. A supposed consensus of science is invoked in support of such claims. For example, for many years the Public Affairs website of the American Psychological Association stated: “Can therapy change sexual orientation? No. . . . [H]omosexuality . . . does not require treatment and is not changeable.”ą Psychologists Stanton L. Jones and Mark A. Yarhouse will announce on August 9, 2009, at the annual convention...
  • Has APA given nod to gay change therapy?

    08/09/2009 4:43:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies · 299+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | 8/8/2009 | Michael Foust
    TORONTO (BP)--In a report that has resulted in widely differing interpretations, a 130-page paper from an American Psychological Association task force Wednesday concluded there is little evidence that "gay-to-straight" therapies work, but -- in a nod to Christian conservatives -- said religious individuals who desire to leave homosexuality should be assisted in doing so. The report from the APA's Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Homosexuality was much-anticipated and was presented to the body's annual convention following a two-year study in which the task force examined 83 studies on the issue, most of them conducted before 1978. Many conservatives...
  • Psychologists repudiate gay-to-straight therapy (BARF Alert!)

    08/05/2009 2:34:41 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 38 replies · 1,151+ views
    AP-Yahoo! ^ | 5 Aug 2009 | DAVID CRARY
    NEW YORK – The American Psychological Association declared Wednesday that mental health professionals should not tell gay clients they can become straight through therapy or other treatments. Instead, the APA urged therapists to consider multiple options — that could range from celibacy to switching churches — for helping clients whose sexual orientation and religious faith conflict. In a resolution adopted on a 125-to-4 vote by the APA's governing council, and in a comprehensive report based on two years of research, the 150,000-member association put itself firmly on record in opposition of so-called "reparative therapy" which seeks to change sexual orientation....
  • APA drops "gay gene" claim, research shows change is possible for gays

    06/26/2009 4:57:23 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 15 replies · 2,226+ views
    Examiner ^ | 6/26/09 | Dyan Puma
    A Catholic psychologist who specializes in reparative therapy with homosexuals says it's possible for those with same-sex attractions to change, despite agenda-driven ideologies that state the opposite. Joseph Nicolosi, founder and director of the Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic in Encino, California spoke with ZENIT about his experience as a clinical psychologist and the former president of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH). NARTH, a "scientific, non-religious and non-political" organization, recently put out an article about the little known revision of the American Psychological Association's (APA) statement on homosexuality, which was highlighted last month in a WorldNetDaily...
  • Gay advocates' changing tune about homosexuality

    06/13/2009 5:08:08 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 18 replies · 1,299+ views
    http://www.speroforum.com ^ | June 11, 2009 | By Mary Ann Kreitzer
    The British mom who expressed concern about her son being placed in foster care with two homosexuals (See article.) has good reason to be concerned. Research shows that children raised in homosexual homes are 7 times more likely to be homosexual. What's the surprise? Children learn what they live. Children of alcoholics are more likely to abuse alcohol. The same with drug abuse. So why the pretense that placing children with homosexuals has no impact on the development of their sexual identities? It's one more big, politically correct lie. Which leads one to ask, what is the real agenda of...
  • Experts Recommend Classifying Bitterness As A Mental Disorder

    06/02/2009 5:06:01 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 64 replies · 1,989+ views
    All Headline News ^ | June 1, 2009 | AHN Staff
    Arlington, VA (AHN) - Mental health experts are recommending the reclassification of prolonged bitterness as a mental disorder. They are proposing the inclusion of post traumatic embitterment disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for the fifth edition due for publication in 2012. The mental ailment is described is a pathological reaction to one negative life event like conflict at work, being laid off, divorce, ailment or separation in which the victim views the event as unjust and a violation of his basic belief and values. Dr. Michael Linden, the German psychiatrist who named the behavior, explained...
  • State moves to restrict Catholics in politics

    06/02/2009 4:04:21 AM PDT · by Man50D · 27 replies · 1,148+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | June 01, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport in Connecticut has filed a federal lawsuit following assertions by a state official that rallying church members at the Capitol in Hartford constitutes a violation of lobbying law. Six weeks after 4,000 Catholics in Connecticut rallied in opposition to a proposed state law known as Bill 1098, which dictated local parishes reorganize their governing structures to substitute lay leaders for priests in oversight of finances , the Diocese of Bridgeport received a letter from Connecticut's Office of State Ethics informing it that an investigation was underway to ascertain if the diocese had violated state...
  • Will American Psychological Association’s doubts on “gay” gene change everything?

    05/21/2009 6:12:04 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 20 replies · 1,083+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | May 21, 2009 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Stop the presses! A respected professional mental health organization, the American Psychological Association (APA) has officially expressed doubts about the existence of a “gay” gene which compels people to be homosexuals. Is this truth finally winning out or another vast right wing conspiracy? In 1973 the American Psychiatric Association, the guiding organization in the mental health field yielded to organized pressure from gay activists and removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. Thereafter all other mental health providers had to comply. Until now the American Psychological Association (APA) went along, but it recently released a publication stating, “There is...
  • 'Gay gene' theory dealt a knockout punch

    05/14/2009 11:26:07 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 74 replies · 2,333+ views
    One news now ^ | 5/14/2009 | Charlie Butts
    The attempt to prove that homosexuality is determined biologically has been dealt a knockout punch. An American Psychological Association publication includes an admission that there's no homosexual "gene" -- meaning it's not likely that homosexuals are born that way. For decades, the APA has not considered homosexuality a psychological disorder, while other professionals in the field consider it to be a "gender-identity" problem. But the new statement, which appears in a brochure called "Answers to Your Questions for a Better Understanding of Sexual Orientation & Homosexuality," states the following: "There is no consensus among scientists about the exact reasons that...
  • 'Gay' gene claim suddenly vanishes American Psychological revises statement on homosexuality

    05/14/2009 12:59:02 PM PDT · by TaraP · 26 replies · 1,023+ views
    WND ^ | May 14th, 2009
    A publication from the American Psychological Association includes an admission that there is no "gay" gene, according to a doctor who has written about the issue on the website of National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality. A. Dean Byrd, the past president of NARTH, confirmed that the statement from the American Psychological Association came in a brochure that updates what the APA has advocated for years. Specifically, in a brochure that first came out about 1998, the APA stated: "There is considerable recent evidence to suggest that biology, including genetic or inborn hormonal factors, play a significant role...
  • Statement from the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Gay and Lesbian Mental Health

    05/13/2009 9:39:38 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 8 replies · 656+ views
    http://media-newswire.com/ ^ | 2009-04-27 | Royal College of Psychiatrists' Gay and Lesbian Mental Health
    (Media-Newswire.com) - The Royal College shares the concern of both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association that positions espoused by bodies like the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality ( NARTH ) in the United States are not supported by science. There is no sound scientific evidence that sexual orientation can be changed. Furthermore so-called treatments of homosexuality as recommended by NARTH create a setting in which prejudice and discrimination can flourish. The Royal College of Psychiatrists holds the view that lesbian, gay and bisexual people should be regarded as valued members of society who...