(part 4 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 the process and findings of the APA task force regarding the possibility and expectations surrounding changing one’s sexual orientation.
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(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 homosexual and Mormon today.)