(part 3 of 5) Lee Beckstead, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with a private therapy practice in Salt Lake City. Over the years, he has conducted extensive research into understanding how to resolve sexual, social, and religious conflicts. As a part of an APA task force, he helped evaluate interventions aimed at changing sexual orientation and provided recommendations for therapeutic approaches to help those who seek out such interventions. In this part of his interview, Lee discusses his doctoral work that compared the mental health of those who feel they were successfully converted to a heterosexual identity and those who feel they did not.
(The views expressed in this interview do not necessarily reflect those of the producers of Far Between but are reflective of a part of what it means to be LGBT and Mormon.)