Sexual identity therapy framework to be reviewed

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Sexual Identity Therapy Framework to Be Reviewed

The Sexual Identity Therapy Framework, authored by Warren Throckmorton and Mark Yarhouse, will be reviewed in 2008 for possible revision. Proposed as a means to help counselors work with clients who experience value conflict surrounding homosexual attractions, the Framework is endorsed by Nicholas Cummings, the father of managed behavioral healthcare and Robert Spitzer, the architect of modern psychiatric diagnosis. The framework respects diversity of sexual orientation and religious practice. The authors are asking for public and professional comment on the Framework though January and February, 2008.

Interested persons can review the Framework at One may leave comment there. Therapists interested in a registry of therapists who adhere to the Framework should visit,

Selected endorsements:

I have reviewed the sexual identity framework written by Warren Throckmorton and Mark Yarhouse. This framework provides a very necessary outline to help therapists address the important concerns of clients who are in conflict over their homosexual attractions. The work of Drs. Throckmorton and Yarhouse transcend polarized debates about whether gays can change their sexual orientation. Rather, this framework helps therapists work with clients to craft solutions tailored to their individual situations and personal beliefs and values. I support this framework and hope it is widely implemented.

Robert L. Spitzer, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York City, NY. Dr. Spitzer was Chairman of the committee that developed the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental and Emotional Disorders, 3rd Edition and 3rd Edition (Revised).

Drs. Throckmorton and Yarhouse have brilliantly resolved contention in psychotherapy by providing the field with unbiased guidelines that are responsive to scientific evidence, are sensitive to professional practice, and which restore patient determination in choosing his/her goals in psychotherapy.

Dr. Nicholas Cummings, PhD, ScD is Distinguished Chair in Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Cummings is the President of the Foundation for Behavioral Health and Chairman of the Nicholas & Dorothy Cummings Foundation, Inc. He was the founding CEO of American Biodyne (now Magellan Behavioral Care). He is also the former President of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Cummings was the founder of the four campuses of the California School of Professional Psychology, the National Academies of Practice, and the American Managed Behavioral Healthcare Association. He was the former Executive Director of the Mental Research Institute. Dr. Cummings is the co-editor with Rogers Wright of Destructive Trends in Mental Health.


  1. Anonymous on January 20, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Do you have the framework in HTML? I would like to submit it to the New York as the directory has well over 60,000 people visiting.

  2. sitguidelines on January 20, 2008 at 10:03 pm

  3. sitguidelines on January 20, 2008 at 10:04 pm

  4. Anonymous on April 30, 2008 at 2:12 am


  5. Anonymous on July 14, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    It has to be a big difference between sexual identity and sexual preference. Most Teenagers just taste any thing, it is why some times they carry false IDs, for sex, alcohol,… With time and carrying helps, they may turn out to be normal adults (ANTI GAY PRACTICES, ANTI ALCOHOLISM,…). Once they need help, they may choose the right place for good help
    Arthur Mboue, MBA, JD

    PS: For instance, Bill Clinton will never advise you to avoid politic regardless of your masked skills in sport or higher education,…

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