They often use a lot of pseudoscience, particularly sort-of "refried" Freudian theoryand then they mix it in with the Bibleand they try to come up with a 'cure'.
The Mental Health Decree states that people are not to be considered mentally ill if they refuse or fail to express a particular sexual orientation, and prohibits any conversion therapy in the field of mental health. The bill created a Health Complaints Commissioner with increased powers to take action against groups performing conversion therapy; these powers ranging from issuing public warnings to banning them from practicing in Victoria. Spitzer renounced his infamous study that said that some highly motivated homosexuals could change from gay to straight. Scientists propose a new model for how homosexuality develops, but observers say it will be difficult to test by Sabrina Richards, The Scientist 1 January This is broken down into two categories, those whom have "relapsed" and those who have not.
Modern Concepts in Psychiatric Surgery: In the s, New South Wales led the charge to curb and control homosexuality. Her seminal book The Psycho-Analysis of Childrenbased on lectures given to the British Psychoanalytical Society in the s, was published in Archived from the original on Many health organizations around the world have denounced and criticized sexual orientation change efforts. In her view, it was important to pay attention to the interaction of passive and active homosexual fantasies and strivings, the original interplay of which prevented adequate identification with the father.