Reparative Therapy Of Male Homosexuality / Edition 1

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This book explores a reparative psychotherapy based on an understanding of the development of gender identity, offering to help the non-gay homosexual, that is, one who is unhappy with his sexual orientation. A Jason Aronson Book

Covers the developmental/physiologic/social-psychologic/fam- ilial/interpersonal/gender-identity aspects of male homosex.

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Editorial Reviews

Gerald J. M. van den Aardweg
Along with the rising tide of homosexual emancipation, there is, both in the U.S. and Europe, an increasing demand from homosexual people troubled over their inner condition, for sympathetic, constructive, and—as far as possible—reconstructive help. Nicolosi offers a sensible alternative route.
Althea J. Horner
Offers hope to the thousands of men who do not want to feel coerced by either their own internal conflicts or by outside political pressures to live a life inimical to who they are and to who they want to be.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765701428
  • Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 374
  • Sales rank: 911,409
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Part One: Striving for Gender Identity Chapter 2 Non-Gay Homosexuals: Who Are They? Chapter 3 The Politics of Diagnosis Chapter 4 The Failure of the Mental Health Profession Chapter 5 The Importance of the Father-Son Relationship Chapter 6 Formation of the Father-Son Bond Chapter 7 Failure of the Father-Son Relationship Part 8 Part Two: Related Problems Chapter 9 Problems Emerging in Childhood Chapter 10 Other Factors: Mother and Family Relations Chapter 11 Physiogenetic Factors Chapter 12 Associated Features of the Homosexual Personality Chapter 13 Homosexual Love Relationships Chapter 14 Gay Sexuality Chapter 15 The Refusal to Acknowledge Pathological Elements Part 16 Part Three: Psychotherapy Chapter 17 The Treatment Chapter 18 The Therapeutic Relationship Chapter 19 Therapeutic Issues Chapter 20 Group Psychotherapy Chapter 21 The Initial Interview Chapter 22 The Issues of Individual Psychotherapy Chapter 23 The Process of Group Psychotherapy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2007

    started me off

    The author is my therapist. Since I began this serious look inward with him six years ago I have become a stronger, more clear, emotionally aware, responsible person. Incidentally, my attraction to men has diminished and my attraction to women has grown. It's been a deeply personal, existential journey. This book provides the intellectual framework for understanding the origins of the system behavior and personality patterns called homosexuality. Contrary to popular belief, there is nothing shaming or unethical involved in the therapy or the book -- in fact, the homosexual condition, according to the author, comes from a shame wound. This is all my testimony take it or leave it. I think the book is good stuff, but some parts may be a bit difficult to understand for readers not familiar with advanced theories of psychotherapy.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2003

    Be careful what you read!!!!

    Every major mental health oragnization in the United States has decreed that Reparative Therapy is outdated and dangerous. I encourage you to do some research on your own before purchasing such a degrading piece of work.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    Being gay is not an addiction or a disease, books like this teac

    Being gay is not an addiction or a disease, books like this teach toxic self hatred and brainwash people who should seek out a real therapist.  

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2006

    Homosexuality is a behavior and can be changed

    This book provides hope to those who are struggling with unwanted same sex attraction. instiead of dupping everyone in the same box, this book provides hope and guidance for those who seek change and believe in it. I believe this book has been negatively review by the gay sector because it uses their own researchs to confirm tha change is possible. This book does not threat those who have chosen the gay life style, it simple provide hope for those who wants change.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2006

    Dangerous Lies

    For those of you who are heterosexual, how easy would it be for you to force yourselves to be gay (if being gay was mandatory)? I am amazed that a book as dangerous as this is allowed to be sold to people who wont know that its filled with lies, deception, and various forms of abuse--why not just write a book telling gay men how to committ suicide? People such as the author of this book would rather exterminate gay men than have anything to do with them--this isnt professional psychology, its bigoted brainwashing. As one reviewer already pointed out, reparative therapy is outdated and unprofessional.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2005

    Roads of Life

    Don't take it the wrong way. This book is just a way of helping those of us who are struggling with unwanted same-sex attractions. For those who have decided to follow their own paths, that's fine. Just don't judge us for not sharing your disposition. Like all of life's quests, there's more than one road to follow. I believe this book is meant for those willing to take a different road. Just keep in mind that change is possible and tenacity is the key.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2004

    It's Ok to NOT be gay

    This book has meant a lot to me. I finaly found someone who understands what I have been struggling with. Everyone says, if you feel attracted to guys you have to accept it and be gay. I am tired of the prejudice I feel towards me because I want to better myself and change. Thankfully someone understands not everyone wants to accept those feelings. A great book to read for those of us struggling!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    Wonderfully Written

    I am not a client of any therapists so what I say is purely my own opinion. I thank God for leading me to this book. I have lost my addiction to gay pornography. I have noticed I don't feel guilty and suffer from lustful thoughts about other men. I feel more free to express my attraction towards women in healthy and spiritual ways. This book gave me hope for the better. Talks about instead of trying to find a "cure" you find "change".

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

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