From Tolerance to Affirmation: One School’s Experience with a Gay-Affirmative Program
I teach graduate-level psychology at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences (IPS) in Arlington, Virginia. The Institute was recently established as a Catholic institution offering masters’-level and Psy.D. programs. Part of the mission of IPS is to challenge the psychology
graduate students “to integrate new and current psychological theories and therapeutic interventions with Catholic insights into the dignity of the human person.
Dr. Coulson served for many years as researcher at Rogers Western Behavioral Sciences Institute in La Jolla, California. By the early 1970’s, however, Dr. Coulson had begun to question the value system inherent in the Human Potential Movement. It was an approach to psychology that eventually transformed the culture.