Singapore Psychological Society denounces conversion therapy, advocates affirmative treatment for LGBTQ clients

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03/24/2024

SINGAPORE — The Singapore Psychological Society (SPS) has denounced “conversion therapy”, the practice of trying to change or suppress the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBTQ people, calling it ineffective and harmful to individuals, and recommends that psychologists use evidence-based therapy to help LGBTQ clients. In a statement posted on the society’s social media on Wednesday (30 June), SPS said: “As a professional body, the Singapore Psychological Society commits to the use of evidence-based practice to support the needs of LGBTQ+ individuals and to do no harm.

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