(part 5 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 the interview, Kendall asks Lee to speak more specifically about the APA task forces findings and how it can apply to specific situations. Lee and Kendall also speak about the different components of suicidal ideation and that suicide fundamentally comes from a place of feeling that one has no options.
(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.)