Ex- Gays: Clinical Applications of Extended Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual OrientationCE Hours: 2
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Course Fee: $19.95
Access: Course is available for 30 days after registration
Series Description: Psy.D. Colloquia
The Psy.D. Colloquium series from the School of Psychology and Counseling's Doctorate Psychology colloquia events provides a selection of courses from outstanding professionals and scientists in psychology and related fields. Speakers in these courses have addressed a wide range of topics, from marital work with difficult couples to evolving roles for psychology in health care.
Course Description:This course explores the possibility of change in sexual orientation for a gay person and the possible harmful effects of attempts to change orientation. Some highlights of the research findings from a longitudinal study of people who have sought to change their sexual orientation through participation in Exodus-affiliated ministries are discussed. In addition to these findings, clinical applications regarding sexual identity therapy and its usage with individuals who are attempting to navigate and develop their sexual and religious identities are explored. Presented in streamed Flash video.
This course is designed to help you:
- Discuss updated research findings of a longitudinal study of religiously-mediated change in sexual orientation.
- Analyze two key issues discussed in the research: is change possible? And is attempted change harmful?
- Utilize the clinical applications of the research findings.
Dr. Mark Yarhouse is the Rosemarie Scotti Hughes Endowed Chair of Christian Thought in Mental Health Practice and Professor of Psychology at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is a core faculty member in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, teaching Applied Clinical Integration, Family Therapy and Human Sexuality. He is also the director of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity at Regent (www.sexualidentityinstitute.org), a research team focused on studying issues of sexual identity. Dr. Yarhouse is co-author of several books, including Ex-Gays? A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation and a Christian perspective on psychopathology titled Modern Psychopathologies: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal. Dr. Yarhouse also keeps a small private practice in the Hampton Roads area, providing individual, couples, and family therapy. He specializes in marriage and family therapy, as well as issues related to sexual and gender identity. He is co-author of three books on homosexuality and sexual identity.
Professional and Continuing Education CE Hours:
Psychologists: Regent University's School of Psychology and Counseling Professional and Continuing Education Program is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The School of Psychology and Counseling's Professional and Continuing Education Program maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
Regent University School of Psychology and Counseling's Professional and Continuing Education opportunities are also eligible as psychologists training by the Virginia Board of Psychology (LCP - 18 VAC125-20-122).
Counselors: Regent University, School of Psychology and Counseling, is an NBCC-Approved Professional and Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
In Virginia, the SPC continuing education courses may also fulfill the continuing education requirements for counselors (LPC - 18 VAC 115-20-106), substance abuse treatment providers (LSATP - 18 VAC 115-60-116), and marriage and family therapists (LMFT - 18 VAC 115-50-96).
Note:This workshop was originally presented as a live training event through Regent University's School of Psychology and Counseling Psychology Program's Colloquia Series.
Note: This course will be available to you for 30 days from your registration date. Please complete the course and the quiz within 30 days.
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