"The actions of all reparative therapy and conversion therapy groups are the same - they believe that there's something wrong with being gay and they seek to support people in moving away from being LGBT.
According to a statement AMHCA's board of directors adopted in July at the Annual Conference, "reparative therapy" or "conversion therapy" refers to "practices by mental health providers that seek to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity.
In recent years noted practitioners of 'reparative therapy' have openly integrated older psycho-analytic theories which pathologies homosexuality with traditional religious beliefs condemning homosexuality (in Kirby, 2003, p.
The justices turned aside a legal challenge brought by supporters of so-called conversion or reparative therapy. Without comment, they let stand an August 2013 appeals court ruling that said the ban covered professional activities that are within the state's authority to regulate and doesn't violate the free speech rights of licensed counselors and patients seeking treatment.
But before the rubble was carted away, CNN tackled the issue of gay reparative therapy, a euphemism employed by Bachmann's family at their mental health centers to describe their program of self-hatred.