Dr. Sullins will rebut recent research which falsely concludes that “conversion therapy” increases suicide, showing that, when corrected, the evidence demonstrates just the opposite. Adult suicide attempts are reduced 80% following conversion therapy. Denying suicide-prone sexual minorities access to conversion therapy denies them a valuable resource for reducing suicide, and may bring about the very harm that those currently opposed to such therapy desire to prevent.
Proposed Learning Objectives
- Distinguish the suicide characteristics of the sexual minority population.
- Assess the quality of evidence for the claim that conversion therapy exacerbates sexual minority suicide.
- Describe the four main types of morbidity studied in suicide research.
- Identify the two main types of conversion therapy and the effect of each on suicide morbidity.
- Discuss and assess the reasonable cautions persons considering or involved in conversion therapy may want to consider.
Pathway P2N-22-23 Learning Assessment Questions