[PDF] Position statement: therapies attempting to change sexual orientation (2013)

British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Publication date:
11 November 2016


The British Psychological Society opposes any psychological, psychotherapeutic or counselling treatments or interventions (often referred to as 'reparative' or 'conversion' therapies) that view same-sex sexual orientations (including lesbian, gay, bisexual and all other non-heterosexual sexual orientations) as pathological. The Society categorically refutes this position and honours and respects sexual diversity.