A groundbreaking study that will seriously challenge the modern premises of professional counseling associations regarding whether change in homosexual attraction is possible, was released late yesterday afternoon at the American Association of Christian Counselors conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The AACC has over 50,000 active members.
In a 414-page book entitled Ex Gays? A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation, researchers Stanton Jones, Ph.D. and Mark Yarhouse, Pys.D., conclude that (1) change in homosexual attraction is possible, and (2) attempts to change are not harmful. Both conclusions will have profound implications in the counseling world.