Possibility of Change in Homosexual Orientation A study of research supportive of Change Allowing Therapies
— Read on www.academia.edu/50333715/Possibility_of_Change_in_Homosexual_Orientation_A_study_of_research_supportive_of_Change_Allowing_Therapies
Of course, I do not believe nor advocate that any sex or gender practice or identity should be considered pathological. I believe exactly the opposite in principle.
However, we should be open minded enough to consider that some people may have personal challenges in their developed practices of identity. Someone could be homosexual and be uncomfortable because they feel they have to do heterosexual practices, just as much as someone may be heterosexual and feel that they’re attracted to their same sex. Similarly trans and gender fluid.
No one in general, as human beings, should impose standards of mental health or pathology upon people to “correct” how they are.
As I develop in an upcoming paper, the standard for intervention is needed help.
As counselors, we should accept that people may come to us with problems of identity, whatever they are, and be willing to look at it with an open mind and consider the possibilities involved for helping them.
In case anyone has not noticed.
I feel that psychology in general is often not very helpful for looking at things as they are, nor excepting what is actually occurring. So, I have a sort of natural antagonism to these decidedly modern, empirical, and scientific approaches to what it is to be human and it’s accorded health to its mentality.
This is not to say that I don’t approach those empirical sciences with a similar open mind to possibility, nor that I don’t find their efforts informative or useful. Just that one should know in reading my blog about counseling and helping people that I feel that psychology tends to reflexively impose a drastic violence of bias upon people it supposes to work to help, and I feel responsible to challenge its move of explanatory power and direction.
One can Read my upcoming paper about orientations upon mental health. ￼