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Reparative Therapy and Health Insurance
by Joe Kort, MSW ©2005. All rights reserved.
How are Reparative Therapists (those working with homosexuals who wish to change their sexual and romantic orientation) still able to provide treatment to those who want sexual re-orientation when the American Psychological Association, American Psychiatric Association, National Association of Social Workers and the American Counseling Associations all are against this form of psychotherapy? Do they received third party reimbursement from insurance companies?
Reparative Therapy: What's Broken?
It’s been three decades since homosexuality was declassified as a mental disorder, removed as such from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 1973 by the American Psychiatric Association, a step that was two years later lauded and echoed by the American Psychological Association and two years after that by the National Association of Social Workers. Since then, those organizations, as well as the American Medical Association and a host of other professional bodies, have publicly and consistently rejected the notion that sexual orientation is a characteristic that’s determined by personal choice and have worked to destigmatize homosexuality.