Julianne M. Serovich, PhD, is Professor and Chair; Rashmi Gangamma, M.Phil, Tiffany McDowell, MS, and Erika L. Grafsky, MS, are Couples and Family Therapy doctoral students; Paula Toviessi, PhD, is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at The Ohio State University; Shonda M. Craft, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota.
A Systematic Review of the Research Base on Sexual Reorientation Therapies
Article first published online: 15 APR 2008
© 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume 34, Issue 2, pages 227–238, April 2008
How to Cite
Serovich, J. M., Craft, S. M., Toviessi, P., Gangamma, R., McDowell, T. and Grafsky, E. L. (2008), A Systematic Review of the Research Base on Sexual Reorientation Therapies. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 34: 227–238. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2008.00065.x
- Issue published online: 15 APR 2008
- Article first published online: 15 APR 2008
In the past few years, members of the AAMFT, like members of other professional groups, have engaged in a discourse as to the necessity and effectiveness of sexual reorientation therapies. The purpose of this article is to review, critique, and synthesize the scientific rigor of the literature base underpinning sexual reorientation therapy research. Using a systematic narrative analysis approach, 28 empirically based, peer-reviewed articles meeting eligibility criteria were coded for sample characteristics and demographics as well as numerous methodology descriptors. Results indicate the literature base is full of omissions which threaten the validity of interpreting available data.