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NZ psychology on the couch

Transgender conversions

20 April 2024

9:00 AM

20 April 2024

9:00 AM

The New Zealand Psychologists Board, which is the registration and regulatory body for psychologists in my country, is currently reviewing its professional practice guidelines for gender and sexually diverse clients. As it stands, the Board endorses ‘affirmative therapy’ for transgender young people, and this is a significant concern because so-called affirmative therapy is in fact a sham psychological therapy, and it is also usually the gateway to social and medical transitioning for children and youth with gender issues.

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