NARTH Presents

Homosexuality: Current Trends
in Research and Therapy

2003 Annual Conference

November 7-9

Best Western -- Salt Lake Plaza Hotel
122 West South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(800) 366-3684


All-day therapists' workshop on Friday.
Conference on Saturday and Sunday,
ending on Sunday at 12:30 in the afternoon.
Detailed schedule to be sent with registration.

Poster Sessions on Saturday

Attendees are invited to a social hour to meet our poster presenters
and to learn about their published work and ongoing projects.


Order by Phone: (818) 789-4440
Order by Fax: (818) 789-6452
Order by Mail: NARTH Conference
16633 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1340
Encino, CA 91436-1801

Download Registration Form
Note: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the form.


Welcome to the Annual 2003 NARTH Conference.
Please join us in an informative weekend opportunity for professionals and concerned friends and family as we address issues surrounding unwanted same-sex attraction...

The Next Step in the Treatment of Ego-Dystonic Homosexuality
Friday (All-day workshop)
Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D.
As co-founder and President of NARTH, Dr. Nicolosi continues his professional commitment to developing more effective therapeutic interventions. In this one-day seminar, Dr. Nicolosi will share strategies for faster recovery from same-sex attraction. As the founder and director of the Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic in Encino, California, Dr. Nicolosi has treated hundreds of men struggling with SSA.

Socio-Cultural Issues, the Law and the Future of our Civilization
Luncheon Speaker, Saturday
Lynne Marie Kohm, J.D.
Lynne Marie Kohm is the John Brown McCarty Professor of Family Law at Regent University School of Law. Professor Kohm has published prolifically on areas of legal concern to families. Teaching Family Law, Gender and the Law, and related legal curriculum, she instructs students and lawyers in many of the legal concepts that prepare them for the social issues of our day.

Why Psychology Must Change
David E. Blakeslee, Psy.D.
Dr. Blakeslee is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Lake Oswego, Oregon. He obtained his M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling from Pepperdine University and his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology. Dr. Blakeslee is a former adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Counseling, Lewis and Clark University in Oregon, teaching courses in psychopathology and research design.

Homophobia: A Scientific, Non-Political Definition
Sander J. Breiner, M.D., FAPA
Dr. Breiner is a Psychoanalyst and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Michigan State University and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Wayne State University. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Fellow of the American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians, and is on the Scientific Advisory Board of NARTH. He has published over 100 scientific articles and books and has lectured extensively. Dr. Breiner is in private practice in Bloomfield, Michigan.

Working with Significant Others: A Workshop for Spouses and Parents
Shirley E. Cox, DSW
Dr. Shirley Cox received her MSW degree from Howard University and her DSW degree from the University of Utah and is a Professor of Clinical Social Work at Brigham Young University. She has served for eight years on the Board of Trustees for Evergreen International and is one of the co-authors of Evergreen's Workbook for Men.

Scholarly Writing on Change-Oriented Therapy (or, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Publication")
Christopher H. Rosik, Ph.D.
Dr. Christopher H. Rosik is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Oregon. He received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology and his masters degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, and is a licensed psychologist at the Link Care Center in Fresno, California. He is a past president of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Western Region. Dr. Rosik is the author of over 30 publications, including journal articles and book chapters.

The Catholic Medical Association┬╣s Experience on Work with Same-Sex Attraction
Catherine A. Dowling, M.D.
Dr. Dowling is on the National Board of the Catholic Medical Association and is President of its Lansing Guild. She is a board-certified anesthesiologist. Dr. Dowling left medical practice in 1999 to work with the Catholic Medical Association on topics such as assisted suicide, reproductive medicine, conscience protection, and same-sex attraction. She is co-author of the Catholic Medical Association's Homosexuality and Hope.

Colliding Worldviews: How to Survive as a NARTH Member in the Public School System
Chris S. M. Kempling, Psy.D., R.C.C.
Mr. Kempling is a Registered Clinical Counselor living in Quesnel, British Columbia. He works as a high school counselor and teacher, and as a children's therapist and counselor in private practice. He is currently appealing disciplinary action by his profession and his school district for publicly questioning the agenda of the homosexual lobby in public education.

Four Principles of Change: Masculinity, Authenticity, Need Fulfillment, Surrender (MANS)
David A. Matheson, M.S.
Mr. Matheson received his Master of Science degree in Counseling/Guidance from Brigham Young University. He is a Psychological Assistant at the Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic in Encino, California, working with men and women struggling with unwanted homosexuality and other issues. He is the primary author of a workbook for Evergreen International.

Enmeshment in the Relationships of Women Dealing with Same-Sex Attraction
Mary Beth Patton, M.A., L.P.C.
Mary Beth Patton is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice at Mosaic Counseling in Portland, Oregon. Her areas of particular interest are women dealing with same-sex attraction, and treating sexual addiction. She is on the Board of Directors at Portland Fellowship.

Public Opinion Concerning Sexual Orientation
E. Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.
Dr. Throckmorton is past President of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and was formerly named Counselor of the Year by the Ohio Mental Health Counselors Association. He is the author of two major articles recently published by American Psychological Association journals, both of which argue for the ethicality and effectiveness of sexual-reorientation therapy. His columns have been published in numerous newspapers. He is currently Director of College Counseling at Grove City College in Pennsylvania.

The Role of Early Parental Influences in the Development of Homosexuality, and Treatment Implications
Steven M. Donaldson, M.A., LPC
Mr. Donaldson received his Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College. He is a partner at Mosaic Counseling in Portland, OR, where he has practiced since 1991. He is a member of the board of directors of Portland Fellowship and has authored articles on homosexuality for The APA Monitor, Counseling Today, The Oregonian, Journal of Counseling and Values, and the NARTH Bulletin.

Boys with Gender Identity Disorder (GID) Raised by Single Mothers
S. Scott Sutherland, M.A.
Mr. Sutherland earned his B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, and his M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Psychoanalytic Psychology at the California Graduate Institute, and is currently a Psychological Assistant under the supervision of Dr. Joseph Nicolosi in Encino, California, working with boys suffering from Gender Identity Disorder and men struggling with SSA.

Context-Specific Therapy (CST) for Unwanted Homosexual Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors
Jeffrey W. Robinson, Ph.D.
Dr. Jeffrey Robinson is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Orem, Utah. His doctoral dissertation was a clinical study of men who had successfully overcome homosexuality. Dr. Robinson specializes in the treatment of same-sex attraction. His context-specific therapy is based on phenomenological research.

Pivotal Turning Points in Treatment
Moderator: S. Scott Sutherland, M.A.
Participants: Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D.; Charles W. Socarides, M.D.; Jeffrey W. Robinson, Ph.D.; Mary Beth Patton, M.A., L.P.C.; A. Dean Byrd, Ph.D., MBA, MPH; Shirley E. Cox, DSW.

Panel members all of whom have worked extensively, but using different approaches, with clients desiring sexual reorientation will detail the specific interventions that have been shown to result in significant change.

Support Group Panel
Moderator: Arthur A. Goldberg, J.D.
Participants: Hector Roybal, Bonnie Doebley, and Representatives from JONAH, Evergreen, Exodus, and PATH.

Panel members will each offer a brief presentation about the counseling, ministry and/or media groups they represent and then accept questions from the audience.

[ top of page ]

Updated: 14 April 2004




Subscribe to NARTH's News Email for free! Sign up here to receive periodic updates on NARTH activities, reports, and news stories related to same-sex attractions, reorientation therapy, medical issues, and more.

Email this page to a friend

Back to home page

Copyright © NARTH. All rights reserved.