Division 44 Psychologist Urges Colleagues To Be Social-Political Advocates
A Summary and Analysis of The War on Psychotherapy: When Sexual Politics, Gender Ideology, and Mental Health Collide
The War on Psychotherapy: When Sexual Politics, Gender Ideology, and Mental Health Collide is Mr. Doyle’s first book. Dr. Michelle Cretella’s superb preface to the book is worth the purchase price. Regarding transitioning and the institutions which promote it in children, Cretella says, “These harms constitute nothing less than institutionalized child abuse.” In the forward, Dr. Michael Brown makes it clear that Doyle is approaching this issue from a Christian viewpoint. Doyle, who fifteen years previously experienced a shift in his sexual orientation, proclaims, “As a licensed psychotherapist, I have dedicated my life’s work to helping individuals and families come to terms with their sexual and gender
identity and be able to understand how to make choices in their sexual behavior without compromising their personal and spiritual values.”
A Review and Analysis of Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issues in a Changing Culture by Mark A. Yarhouse
This paper is a review and analysis of Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issues in a Changing Culture, authored by Mark A. Yarhouse (2015a). I also offer suggestions about complementary and supplemental readings and resources. Some of the authors of this additional material are mental-health professionals, while others are para- or non- professional, including pastoral caregivers and lay caregivers.