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In 1973, when all the arguments were presented to the American Psychiatric Association both for and against the idea of homosexuality as pathology, it was the personal disclosures of gay men that had the most influence. Listening to their stories of frustration in treatment-and their newfound happiness through acceptance of a gay identity-the American Psychiatric AssociatiIn 1973, when all the arguments were presented to the American Psychiatric Association both for and against the idea of homosexuality as pathology, it was the personal disclosures of gay men that had the most influence. Listening to their stories of frustration in treatment-and their newfound happiness through acceptance of a gay identity-the American Psychiatric Association voted to omit homosexuality as a diagnostic category. Now, twenty years later, Dr. Joseph Nicolosi presents the opposite kind of personal testimony. This testimony is from homosexual men who have tried to accept a gay identity but were dissatisfied, and then benefitted from psychotherapy to help free them of homosexuality. While each client has his unique story, Nicolosi has chosen eight men as representative of the personalities he has encountered in the twelve years during which he has treated over 200 homosexual clients. These men are engaged in a "two-front war"-an internal assault against their own unwanted desires, and an external battle against a popular culture that does not understand or value their struggle. In their own words, we hear these men's struggles to develop healthy, non-erotic male friendships. We hear of their fear and anger toward the men in their lives, and their strained relationships with the fathers they never understood. Nicolosi contends that every man possesses aspects of these clients: The frailty of Albert, the integrity of Charlie, the rage of Dan, the narcissism of Steve, and the ambivalence of Roger, to list some of them. Some readers of this book may be surprised by the directive style of Dr. Nicolosi's therapeutic intervention. In part, this is due to the editorial synthesis of the transcript. More importantly, however, reparative therapy does require a more involved therapist-a benevolent provocateur who departs from the tradition of uninvolved, opaque analyst to become a salient male presence. The therapist must balance active challenge with warm encouragement to follow the father-son model. T...

Title : Healing Homosexuality: Case Stories of Reparative Therapy
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ISBN : 9780765701442
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Number of Pages : 240 Pages
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Healing Homosexuality: Case Stories of Reparative Therapy Reviews

  • Patricia
    2019-05-16 06:54

    I've got 99 problems, but ever having had to read this book ain't one. (Most of those 99 problems are related to its existence, though.)I'm not sure how people can hold on to those medieval mindsets for so freakishly long. /sigh

  • Brittany
    2019-05-10 02:51

    Ohhh goody another shitty shit shit piece of wasted paper garbage I can bash on. Write these books all you want gay people aren't going to pretend to be straight for yours or any another persons satisfaction. Another thing to be racist about is all this shit is. This book can burn in hell all of your 5 copies that got sold from the 5 including yourself who bought this and the million that no even bothered to touch 'cause they realized it's a waste of time. These books are the ones that deserve to be on the banned shelf. Not the ones that stick up for homosexuality, but the ones that don't. People like you mess with people's heads saying they're sick and there's a demon in them. You're the one who is fucked up by making these people feel worthless and broken down to the point where they feel the need to fake that they are straight. They will never be straight no matter how much you try to "heal" them. They will only pretend to be so people like you can get off they're god damn back. Gay people are all around you deal with it and accept it as it is. You're not some savior. You're books and words make homosexuals want to commit suicide that's the fucking truth. You see it the news every day yet you continue to do this pointless shit. Good work you made people wanna commit suicide congratulations douche bag.

  • Mandy*reads obsessively*
    2019-05-03 09:10

    Manymany things in this world need to be healed.Many are in need of healing. Cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, auto immune diseases just to name a minuscule few.One thing that doesnot need healing is homosexuality. It's not a disease, it's not an illness, it needs healing about as much as having blue eyes does, or blond hair, or really big feet need it. I feel saddened that this is still being sold as an 'illness' by some. In this case, I can only say physician heal thyself .

  • Vio
    2019-04-27 06:09

    1 star for a disgusting and dangerous book, there is nothing to cure or fix here, a shitty and cruel work of fiction.

  • Hector Himeros
    2019-05-02 01:51

    I'm gay and I sure don't wish to read this book! I can testify, NOONE and NOTHING made me gay! No porn, no adult reading, no homosexual demon, not even immoral friends! But still... BAM! I'm gay! If gay were illness as this book suggests, then whom should I blame? My parents? GOD??? Scientifically, this book is against medical and/or psychological facts that gay is natural. There are MANY evidences to support that gay CAN NOT be "cured", not even by so-called god. Look at Exodus and JONAH case. Not to mention, other CRAZY therapies which involve stroking horse, smelling excrement, chemical castration, electrocution, torture, drinking mother's milk, embracing other men, oranges in one's pants, etc. The gay patients mentioned in this book shouldn't have been treated for their homosexuality, but for their gay-in-denial! I believe almost all gay people once suffer this, "thanks" to medieval religious doctrine. When I was teenager, I remembered I almost killed myself because I felt so sinful and abnormal, "thanks" to Jesus! But I managed to struggle all by MYSELF. The internet helped me realize I'm not alone. This is also why I later decide to dump religion! Religions do nothing to me but trying to TORTURE and make me KILL myself! This book is DANGEROUS! It can prey on weak and inexperience gay people, making them feel more sick and abnormal and may leading them depressed & KILL themselves, like what I almost did once! Gays-in-denial are SICK PEOPLE. Please don't make them even sicker by feeding them LIES that they can be cured!!!

  • Teresa
    2019-05-04 06:57

    I still can't get my mind wrapped around the fact that they kill trees for this utterly disgusting, worthless piece of shit. To Nicolosi: I hate you for being the reason why homosexuals feel ashamed, insecure, and depressed because of their sexual identity. I hate you for being the cause of why millions and millions of homosexuals kill each other every year. And, most of all, I hate you for being the reason why God invented middle fingers.

  • Sandra
    2019-05-17 06:02

    I think the title speaks for itself. *smh*I am giving this book 1 star to express my sincere disgust with its content. Reparative therapy is not required for anyone in the LGBTQ community as their sexual orientation is not a lifestyle choice. To force children and adults into therapy to 'fix' their gayness is ludicrous and should be considered a severe violation of human rights.This good for you, GR? It's about the book, yeah?Fuck this book for being assholish bullshit.

  • Tara Spears
    2019-04-24 02:51

    How about never? I will never read or recommend this book or any by this author.

  • Jay
    2019-05-15 03:47

    It is a shame that so many people get so upset about this book without even seeing what it is about. As a struggling bisexual (for 32 years) this book speaks to emotions that many have, and

  • Josh
    2019-05-18 05:02

    I disagree with most of Dr. Nicolosi's assumptions and methods, though I respect his courage in taking a politically unpopular stance. As a confessing Christian I think his work deserves significant attention and significant reinterpretation to be truly helpful to strugglers.

  • Marlobo
    2019-04-25 09:15

    Don't bother; nothing to be healed except bigotry & obscurantism.

  • Ana Silva Rosa
    2019-05-05 04:02


  • Brandon
    2019-04-27 02:59

    Whatever. Case studies my foot.