Additionally, the ACA passed a resolution in stating that it does not endorse reparative therapy as a "cure" for homosexuality. It's not just that I don't want to act on my sexual attraction to men. What are their relationships like with friends, family, romantic partners, work colleagues and the broader community? Working ethically with sexual and gender minority clients requires cultural competence. All rights reserved.
This resolution specifically notes that ACA opposes portrayals of lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals as mentally ill due to their sexual orientation.
By Keely Kolmes, Psy. ACA Blogs. There is, however, no professional training condoned by ACA or other prominent mental health associations that would prepare counselors to provide conversion therapy. This information also must be included in written informed consent material by those counselors who offer conversion therapy despite ACA's position and the Ethics Committee's statement in opposition to the treatment.
Again, Ethics Committee members agree that ethical practitioners refer clients seeking conversion therapy only under the conditions previously discussed.