The View from Irving Bieber's Couch: “Heads I Win, Tails You Lose”

@article{Moor2001TheVF,
  title={The View from Irving Bieber's Couch: “Heads I Win, Tails You Lose”},
  author={Pauline M. Moor},
  journal={Journal of Gay \& Lesbian Psychotherapy},
  year={2001},
  volume={5},
  pages={25 - 36}
}
  • P. Moor
  • Published 17 April 2002
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy
SUMMARY The author recalls details of how he began and pursued a psychoanalytic treatment with the late Irving Bieber, MD. Having undergone an unsuccessful attempt to change his homosexual orientation, the author describes what he felt are some of the harmful consequences of that experience. 
Homosexuality: Coming out of the confusion
  • S. H. Phillips
  • Psychology
    The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 2003
TLDR
The author refutes his contention that homosexuality is not ‘true’ sexuality but merely a defensive, narcissistic fixation away from, or a nearly psychotic denial of, heterosexuality and clarifies specific areas of conceptual confusion regarding homosexuality still prevalent in psychoanalytic discourse that derive from earlier theoretical premises.
Conflict Between Religious Commitment and Same-Sex Attraction: Possibilities for a Virtuous Response
This article addresses the treatment of individuals who experience conflict between their religious convictions and their same-sex attraction. Recently, attention has been drawn to the ethical issues
Out of DSM: Depathologizing Homosexuality
TLDR
Some historical scientific theories and arguments that first led to the placement of homosexuality in DSM-I and DSM-II as well as alternative theories that eventually led to its removal from DSM III and subsequent editions of the manual are reviewed.
An Interview with Judd Marmor, MD
TLDR
Dr. Judd Marmor has long espoused progressive views on gays and lesbians and has courageously held controversial positions to defend the humanity and civil rights of gays, lesbians, and others who suffer from being marginalized by society.
Conversion Therapies for Same-Sex Attracted Clients in Religious Conflict
Despite a long history of viewing homosexuality as pathological and in need of change, the majority of mental health professions have, during the past 30 years, adopted statements that have
Ethical Issues in Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapies: An Empirical Study of Consumers
SUMMARY This study uses interviews with 150 consumers of sexual orientation conversion therapies to identify critical incidents of poor practice and ethical violations. We found that some licensed
Weighing the Evidence: Empirical Assessment and Ethical Implications of Conversion Therapy
The American Psychological Association's (APA's) as well as other professional organizations' (e.g., American Psychiatric Association) removal of homosexuality as a mental disorder represented a
Mental Health Issues in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Communities
Preface. Normal development in sexual minority youth. Aging and sexual orientation. Offering psychiatric opinion in legal proceedings when lesbian or gay sexual orientation is an issue. Sexual
Conversion therapy versus gay-affirmative therapy: Working with ego-dissonant gay clients
v CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 1 Client introduction 2 Research topic 3 Aim of research 4 Organisation of the dissertation 5 CHAPTER TWO: METHOD 6 The systematic review in evidence-based practice 6
Can We Change Sexual Orientation?
TLDR
A therapeutic framework will be highlighted that may be used to help those distressed by their sexual orientation and a multivariate model of sexuality and sexual orientation, including scales of attraction and aversion, will be proposed.
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-6 OF 6 REFERENCES
Perversion: The Erotic Form of Hatred
'Why in this enlightened day would one choose to entitle a work Perversion, a term that is becoming passe? The great research published in the last decade or two has taught us that aberrant sexual
Homosexuality : a psychoanalytic study
seriously disrupting the context of reading. On the other hand, if one reads the appendix after having read the main text, it is usually an impossible task to get the meaning from the appended notes
Being Homosexual: Gay Men and Their Development
What is homosexuality? childhood and early homosexual identity fathers and their homosexual sons in childhood adolescence and young adulthood of gay men AIDS - the development of healthy gay men and