Archbishop warns of 'damaging consequences' for society. Cox is an associate professor in the school counseling and school psychology programs at Azusa Pacific University, as well as an associate counselor at Victor Valley College. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The Association of Christian Counsellors ACC said the practice should be stopped "in the interests of public safety", but the move has prompted a furious response from proponents of talking "cures" for homosexuality who have promised to fight for what they see as the right to therapy of anyone distressed by "unwanted same sex attraction". It is likely that we will encounter a counseling situation in which we work with someone of a different race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
However, if we are to be effective in our practices, we must make an attempt to assist all clients in resolving issues — in spite of our differences and without compromising our faith.
Christian counsellors ban therapy aimed at 'converting' gay patients
Additionally, an Arizona bill was signed that protects the religious expression of students. I am protestant and she Catholic. Why am I not considered family on visitation day on Saturdays? I have been in a bisexual relationship for 7 years. However, according to the ACA Code of Ethicsall counselors should be aware of their own personal values and be careful not to impose those values on their clients. They believe the Bible word for word, while members of liberal denominations believe the Bible must be applied to modern times.