Table 3

Introductory question on how they would manage a client seeking to change or redirect their homosexuality

BPS

BACP

UKCP

Psychiatrist

Total

Statistic


Assist them to accept their sexuality

182(52)

225(68)

188 (57)

136 (47)

731 (55)

Chi2 = 18.7

P = 0.000


Assist them or give them treatment to change their sexuality

19 (5)

12 (3)

15 (5)

9 (3)

55 (4)

Chi2 = 2.9

NS


Refer them to another colleague who has more experience of assisting men and women to accept themselves

93 (27)

49 (14)

41 (12)

127 (44)

310 (24)

Chi2 = 111.9

P = 0.000


Refer them to a colleague who may help them change or redirect their homosexual or lesbian feelings

24 (7)

39 (11)

23 (7)

45 (16)

131 (10)

Chi2 = 17.8

P = 0.000


Assist them to gain more effective control of their sexual feelings with a view to reducing personal and/or social difficulties

121 (34)

120 (34)

112 (34)

100 (36)

456 (34)

Chi2 = 0.34

NS


Other

131 (37)

136 (38)

155 (47)

69 (24)

491 (37)

Chi2 = 35.3

P = 0.000


(n) column per cent – adds to more than 100% as more than one answer could be selected.

BPS: British Psychological Society; BACP: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy; UKCP: United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy; RCP Royal College of Psychiatrists

Bartlett et al. BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:11   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-9-11

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