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“Leaving Homosexuality: The Right to Try”

The Right to Decide: Seeking justice for choices around unwanted same-sex attractions.

Michael R. Davidson

The Right to Decide:

Ethics, Evidence and Practice (2013)

Seeking justice for choices around unwanted same-sex attractions.

A resource pack of 3 booklets at £7.50 + postage

“’Gay’ identity is often deeply embedded in how homosexuals understand themselves. But must gays insist on security in their own sexual identity by denying others a different path? We have been listening to the experience of gays for a long time now, what about a hearing for ex-gays? Alongside the persistence of sexual identity should we not put the fluidity of sexual identity? There is important fuel for thought in the experiences recounted here”. Professor John Nolland, Trinity College, Bristol.

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Dermot O’Callaghan Peter May

BEYOND CRITIQUE

The Misuse of Science by UK Professional Mental Health Bodies 2nd (expanded) Edition: When Ideology Replaces Science

Available from Amazon £7.50. Also available from www.core-issues.org E: info@core-issues.org T: 02830828320

Speakers from Core Issues Trust Mike Davidson and others from Core Issues Trust are available to speak in churches and fellowship groups. The Trust encourages the development of safe spaces for men and women to work through issues of human sexuality that conflict with Christian identity and teaching.

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For further information use contact details below. Core Issues Trust is a UK-based organisation affiliated to the Association of Christian Counsellors Out of Harm’s Way: and to the International Federation for Therapeutic Working Ethically with Same-Sex Attracted Persons Choice. It is a member of the Evangelical Alliance and of Live in Christ (LinC), a European network of like-minded ministries. Dermot O’Callaghan & Michael R Davidson

Questions of harm, evidence and practice

Dermot O’Callaghan & Michael R Davidson

Out of Harm’s Way: Working Ethically with Same-Sex Attracted Persons Questions of harm, evidence and practice

“….psychology as a field has employed the assimilation acculturation strategy when it comes to LGB training. The field has foreclosed on an LGB-affirmative stance without a complex discussion of how to deal with competing cultural and religious values. We argue that the assimilation approach often results not only in unexamined, shallow affirmation, but also the marginalization and/or silencing of students and psychologists who are struggling to reconcile their personal religious or cultural values with the expectations of the profession” Bieschke and Dendy (2010)

The organisation works to link individuals wanting to move out of homosexual practice and feelings with professional counsellors, psychotherapists and other professionals supportive of these clients’ legitimate therapeutic goals.

Core Issues Trust is a UK-based organisation affiliated to the Association of Christian Counsellors and to the International Federation for Therapeutic Choice. It is a member of the Evangelical Alliance and of Live in Christ (LinC), the successor of Exodus Europe. The organisation works to link individuals wanting to move out of homosexual practice and feelings with professional counsellors, psychotherapists and other professionals supportive of their legitimate therapeutic goals.

www.core-issues.org

ISBN: 978-0-9573739-9-0

9780957373990

9 780957 373990

www.core-issues.org NOV/DEC 2013

“Legislative bodies, church …and the general public should be aware of how much distortion and how little rigorous science has been fed to them in recent years…” Dr Joseph Berger Consultant Psychiatrist Canada, Distinguished Life Fellow, APA Beyond Critique (2013) challenges the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ ‘gay narrative’ – that same-sex attraction is biologically determined – and the UKCP’s view that reducing these feelings is unethical. The College has not produced evidence of harm, and may have misled both Church and State in its submissions to government on ‘gay’ marriage.

"In clinical practice over thirty years, I saw many patients conflicted over their sexual desires, including those attracted to the same sex or both sexes. This book presents the evidence that they can be helped to control such desires - as all of us, irrespective of our sexual preferences, have to learn to do. To deny people such help is unethical and unnecessary and greatly compounds their suffering…. deserves a wide readership in the UK and internationally." Dr Trevor Stammers MA FRCGP St Mary's University College, London

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M R Davidson, PhD Co-Director Accepted by HMRC as a Charity XT29880 info@core-issues.org L: (028)30828320 M: 07833098998

The Right to Decide (2012) argues that informed client autonomy is paramount here as elsewhere

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Out of Harm’s Way (2013) challenges the “overwhelming” evidence of harm claimed by the UKCP, which the organisation declines to substantiate, and proposes an ethical way of helping people with unwanted same-sex attraction. IDEA MAGAZINE / 21

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