Homosexuality: Current Trends
in Research and Therapy
2003 Annual Conference
Best Western -- Salt Lake Plaza Hotel
122 West South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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.
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HOMOSEXUALITY: CURRENT TRENDS IN RESEARCH AND THERAPY
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.
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
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 Association¹s 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
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