Patients often wanted to become heterosexual for reasons Freud considered superficial, including fear of social disapproval, an insufficient motive for change. Sigmund Freud's views on homosexuality. Your contact details will never be published. A New Clinical Approach. Chris, a survivor of conversion therapy joined Andrews in calling for the Federal Government to outlaw conversion therapy, declaring that "praying the gay away nearly killed me. TC escaped conversion therapy by feigning complete rehabilitation after returning to his hometown from a previously planned religious mission trip.
He writes that "Individuals undergoing such treatments do not emerge heterosexually inclined; rather they become shamed, conflicted, and fearful about their homosexual feelings.
Whether such therapies also constitute a criminal offense is to be determined by the criminal courts in the individual case, according to the Federal Council. Although no national ban exists, several US states and individual counties ban therapy attempting to change sexual orientation as shown in the map below. She stated that Mr. Cessation of the aversive stimuli was typically accompanied by the presentation of opposite-sex erotic images, with the objective of strengthening heterosexual feelings. Retrieved 6 May Views Read Edit View history. The changing face of the homosexuality debate - Religion News Service".
Media playback is unsupported on your device. If you or someone you know needs help, call for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Or please use the form below: Complete analysis of patients with such unstable developments would require uncovering these early concerns. The highest-profile advocates of conversion therapy today tend to be fundamentalist Christian groups and other organizations which use a religious justification for the therapy rather than speaking of homosexuality as "a disease".